I have been interested in the iconography of the knit Pussy Hats that became a symbol of unity at the Women’s March. Hundreds of thousands of these hats were knit from a simple pattern that someone put up on the internet. Yarn stores ran out of pink yarn, and the image continues to have power.
I chose the word PERSIST as a positive affirmation. To continue firmly in the face of opposition or difficulty, to be insistent, to endure and keep moving forward with our goals and dreams. It is a contradiction to giving up or putting ourselves aside for others.
PERSIST is my newest limited edition linoleum block print. It is available on my website and I will donate a percentage of profits to nonprofits that support women in moving forward in the world. Tell me what you think! How are you moving forward?
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Autumnal Orb is the lead image for
Studio Sale 2015
Sat, Nov. 21 • 10 – 4 & Sun. Nov. 22 • 1-4
614 Macrae Road, Colchester, VT. 802-862-9037 for more info.
Here is a sneak peak of how this limited edition print was made. I started with two printings of a linoleum block ,printing first with yellow and then rotating the block and over printing with a paynes gray mix to get this.
I then inked and wiped two drypoint etching plates. One with orange ink and the other with a magenta.
I printed the orange etching plate first over the linoleum prints
and then the magenta plate to make the initial image on this blog. Then I repeated this process over 40 times to create a final edition of 35 limited edition prints.
Come out to the studio and see where the work is made and what I have been up to artistically for the last year. best, Carol
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I am pleased to be featured in this exhibit at Frog Hollow in Burlington, VT. I started playing the cello as an adult about 10 years ago and I love how the practice of music enriches my life on so many levels. This image has been used as the graphic for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. The Festival is one of the high points of my summer.
Poetry In Music
Frog Hollow Presents a Group Exhibition in Support of
The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
From Sculptors to Printmakers to Painters and Jewelers, Vermont artists were asked to respond to this year’s LCCMF theme Poetry in Music.
The result is a variety of unique responses by:
Carol MacDonald, Suzanne LeGault,
Judith Rey, Barbara Hoke, Lynn Rupe,
Denis Versweyveld, Irene Lederer LaCroix
Thursday, July 31 from 6-8
185 Church St., Burlington, VT
Free and Open to the Public
The Frog Hollow exhibit is run in support of the festival and will run through the month of August. Throughout the month there will be opportunities to purchase tickets to the Festival. Frog Hollow will be hosting an informational tent on Church St. on August 2nd and 16th with festival representatives on hand to answer questions as well as mini concerts at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm each day.
The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is a nine-day event running August 23 – 31 and will be exploring poetic music, both instrumental and vocal. The Festival will include four major concerts, two noon vocal recitals, two free solo Bach recitals, instrumental and chamber music classes, premiere of works by its Young Composer Seminar participants, three seminars on music, and a concert by the Festival’s Young Quartet-in-Residence.
The Festival has many opportunities to meet the artists, including pre-concert talks, post-concert Meet the Musicians discussions and post-concert receptions. The Festival takes place at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Information available at www.lccmf.org
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Master printmaker Carol E.S. MacDonald focuses a fine eye on the interwoven world of knitting and how it’s sometimes tangled web mimics everyday life.
June 6 – 28, 2014
Friday, June 6th from 6:30 – 8:30
Etui Fiber Arts
2016 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, NY 10538
Hours: Tues – Thurs 10-5 / Fri – Sat 10-4
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I am honored to install my work in the sanctuary of the Waterbury Congregational Church.
Art making is, for me, a form of spiritual practice. A way that I come into myself and make sense of the world and connect on a soul level to a greater purpose. So to have my work in this beautiful New England Meeting House brings the thread full circle! There are lovely stained glass windows whose designs play off the knitted stitches that I explore in my images.
I will speak tomorrow, March 30th at 10:00 during the service.
A reception will follow at 11:15 where I will speak again and be available for comments and questions. Please join us.
The work will be on display through April 30th.
The White Meeting House, 8 North Main St., Waterbury, VT.
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