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One More Thing: In Life and Art

One More Thing

Most of us, if not all, will be touched by cancer during our lives, either directly or indirectly. I personally fit those statistics in more ways than one. I lost a good friend almost two decades ago. She was in her 30’s and a mom to a beautiful toddler. She won her first round with […]

of Beauties & Beasts at The Clement Art Gallery

of Beauties & Beasts (view 11)

A decade ago my family and I moved from the bright and colorful Southwest to green and soothing Upstate NY. Among the charming places we discovered soon after, Troy, on the eastern bank of Hudson river, holds a special place for me. Not only that its eclectic feel reminds me of my graduate school years […]

Printmaking and a Cup of Coffee

Finished Java Art Work 2

Both coffee and printmaking (“printing”) have found their way into my life a long time ago. I still remember lazy afternoons at my best friend’s home during our teenage years, drinking strong Turkish coffee from tiny cups and eating dessert. Once done with coffee, we would invert our cups and leave them briefly on their […]

Form & Fire at The Laffer Gallery

Form & Fire

Ever since I met Erik Laffer, a gallery owner and artist, at the Stockade Villager’s Outdoor Artshow in 2013, I wanted to see more of his work. This summer The Laffer Gallery near Saratoga Springs, NY celebrates a two year anniversary, and a couple of weeks ago I finally went to pay it a visit […]

A Step Forward

Grilled Lemons

When life gives lemons to a fiber&mixed-media artist, she grills them, takes plenty of inspirational photos, and eventually creates a piece of art. Photos…check, lemon infused art…expected in the future.   I have recently crossed a one-year-mark in my latest health struggle with a couple of malaria-like tick borne bacterial diseases. After grilling some lemons, […]

Woven in Woodstock

Woven at Woodstock

After a summer that my family will probably remember as an endless string of days of dealing with multiple tick-borne infections – a common occurrence in the Northeast – I was looking forward to spending a week on the Connecticut coast in mid-September. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. Due to unforeseen circumstances, including last-minute […]

The story behind Sea Forms

Rovinj (Istria, Croatia)

Home is where the Heart Is. – Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus, AD 23 – August 25, AD 79) The “Sea Forms”, an artist book, was my graduation project for the Certificate in Textile Design. I could’ve chosen any topic for that final work. In reality, my bond with the Adriatic sea, formed during […]

Discovering MASS MoCA


On a recent Sunday, I went to MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art) in North Adams, MA for the first time. You can read a short review of some of the current exhibitions in The Berkshire Eagle newspaper. Even if I didn’t like modern art as much as I do, it still would have […]

Welcome to Gordana’s Vignettes !

Dyed and Painted Textiles

Now that you are here, I should explain why you would consider subscribing to my art and design blog, the Vignettes. I will use this blog to keep you informed about the changes to my website, as well as to give you a window into my process of creating art. Don’t be surprised when some […]