Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I've been wanting to develop some fully resolved pieces which feature small fabric elements that I have "worked" with dyes, paints, printing, stitching, surface design, embellishing, etc.,which can be tied together into a meaningful whole. A bit more than the Small Studies, but which feature some of these interesting components. I also find myself working further and further from the frequently reviled "art quilt." More framing, more stretched work, more mixed media, and more freedom to work the surface as I please instead of satisfying someone else's definition and limitations. This piece, which I am referring to as Screens for lack of a real title, fulfills these goals.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


It's been a while since I've added any new work to the blog as I've been semi-vacationing, but here is a piece I just finished which uses commercial fabric which I machine quilted then washed and rewashed and dried over and over to give it texture. Then I embellished it (dry felted) and finally put a border on it - the hardest part as this baby does not want to lie flat!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BIG day last Friday . . . I took Fetid Wells III to the framer, and I mounted Fresh Water Salmon on its painted canvas. Two huge projects done in one glorious day!! My framer is the BEST - she is cutting mats with holes and they will serve to separate the layers so you will clearly see the shadows between the layers. I'll post better pix of Fetid Wells when I get it back. Meanwhile, Fresh Water Salmon has mysteriously, completely on its own, ended my series on water issues to which I devoted 2009. It revealed that there is still some fine water and these salmon are adance in it. Who knows what 2010 will bring . . .