Author Archives: Barbara van Buskirk

Exploring fiber as a medium

I’ve often posted my painting “Peace on Earth” (top) which is one of my favorites. This year I’ve started translating this painting to fiber. Here is my first swatch (bottom) which I’ve knit using Jamieson & Smith jumper weight yarn. My next swatch will be larger in size. I’ll knit it using worsted weight yarn. […]

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Autumn is in the air

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Seacoast Women shine in the summertime

What a wonderful surprise today! Zerrissenheit VI (far right) has a great view of State Street in Portsmouth from the front window of the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). The New England Printmakers Juried Exhibit opened today and continues through July 31, 2022. “Zerrissenheit VI” is one of the pieces in my Seacoast Women Series. […]

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Zerrissenheit VI accepted in juried show

I am delighted to announce Zerrissenheit VI from my Seacoast Women series has been accepted by the New Hampshire Art Association for inclusion in their New England Printmaking Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibit will be on view in the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, in Portsmouth beginning June 29, 2022 and continue through […]

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Back in the proverbial saddle again

After a two year hiatus, I returned last Monday to renting press time in my friend Darlene Furbush Ouellett’s studio. Five consecutive days of printing. Pure bliss. I now have about 30 color field monotypes on which to build in the air conditioned comfort of my home studio this spring and summer.

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Studio days and more

My interview three years ago on “The Creators of SomeCity” feels like a lifetime ago. Still, with my return to printing at The Button Factory in a couple of weeks and meeting via Zoom this past week with my longtime web guru Steve Circeo, MaxCreative LLC, I was reminded of this interview and watched it […]

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First monotype printed with Akua pin press

Amaryllis (2022) by Barbara van Buskirk

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“Peace on Earth” finds a home

Peace on Earth (2009). Mixed media on wood panel. I received an email this morning with the happy news that a friend and collector wanted to purchase Peace on Earth. She texted, “I have loved your Peace on Earth piece since I first laid eyes on it and am excited to think it may soon […]

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Reaping writing rewards from NaNoWriMo 2021

During the month of November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2021 which sets the goal for each participant to write 50,000 words of a shitty first draft in 30 days. NaNoWriMo started in 1999 and is described on its website as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” As November and my […]

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NaNoWriMo, here I come

Multimedia drawing on Mylar (2009) I’ve signed up for National Novel Writng Month (NaNoWriMo) 2021 and aim to write a 50,000 word first draft of Sleepwalking Through Oysterville in 30 days beginning this coming Monday, November 1st. This is the first time I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo. I’m challenging myself with this creative project both […]

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