Sunday, July 29, 2012

CRAZY Two Weeks!!

You can see from the blog posts how busy I've been.   Starting today I'm going to cool my heels for a while.  These photos are from the opening two nights ago of CA101 which is a local exhibit up through next weekend.  One of the pieces is Joolama III, an art quilt inspired by a flight over the Australian outback a few years ago.  The other is some playful examples of deconstructed screen printing.  The opening was very well attended.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Artist of the Week

Please see a short bio and some pix of my work on     So sweet of them to invite me!!

 And come by tonight to learn how to make needle lace at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA, from 6:30-8:30 at the Saturday Night Sampler.  I'll post photos of the opening at CA101 last night in the next day or two so please check back.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Knocking on Heaven's Door

This is the sixth rung on Jacob's Ladder representing the sky.   This one was done with a lot of dimensional hand embroidery and paint.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Teaching at International Quilt Festival Long Beach, CA

 July 28, I'll be teaching at the Saturday Night Sampler from 6:30 - 8:30.  You will need a ticket to get in but it is so worth it as there are lots of teachers and you walk from station to station staying as long as you like, long enough to get the flavor of what is on offer.  You can stay and sit for 30 minutes or just glance and move on.  I will be demoing needle-lace using a water soluble stabilizer.   You will be able to handle a slew of samples.  The variety of results is mind boggling.

CA 101 Mixed Media Exhibition

I will have two pieces in this show at the PVI Gallery at  1700 S. PCH in Redondo Beach, CA.  Grand opening Friday, July 27 from 7-9.  The show is open Friday 7/27 + 8/3 from 5-10; Saturday 2/28 + 8/4 noon-8; Sunday 7/29 + 8/5 noon-6.    Please swing by if you are in the 'hood!  The opening should be festive.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Collage Project

Four of us, textile artists all, have started a new challenge for which we have each made a paper collage (that was a fun play date!).   We have given copies of these to each other so that we each now have four to work with.  The goal for each of us is to respond to each collage by creating four pieces of art 12" x 12".   In the end the group will have 16 unique pieces based on the original four.  Here is a photo of my original collage, a black and white version and the textile I have begun to render from it.  Yesterday I got the copies from the other members so will be making my response to those over the next few months.

Fourth Rung of Jacob's Ladder

We've stepped above the surface of the earth to honor the flowers!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Second Rung

Jacob's Ladder is progressing apace.  This step represents the roots and soil just at the earth's surface.  All hand embroidered.