Art Frenzy 2012

I hope you can join me!

SAQA News for June 2012

Yay me! I made it in the news! Yay!

Art Quilting Studio - Summer 2012

The Summer 2012 issue of Art Quilting Studio magazine is due to be in the newsstands in a few days. This is the cover:

I had the pleasure of being asked again to write an article for it:

Sightlines at the Alexandria Museum of Art

My piece, Tension, is at the far right on this first photo:

 images courtesy of Alexandria Museum of Art

Traveling Soles poster and gallery view

This is the poster that Gaston College prepared for the Traveling Soles exhibit, now showing. I am pleased to see my piece there.

A couple of images from the show itself:

where have all the photos gone?

Due to an unforgivable glitch between Google and Picasa Web Albums, all the photos on this blog are unavailable. While I fume and ponder my next move, I wanted to offer my apologies to readers and an explanation. I hope to be back soon. Thank you.

ps: The solution is to relink every photo again, one by one. It will take a while but I am working on it.

to their watery graves ...

This is my second interpretation of the theme Travelling Souls. As I had mentioned in an earlier post, the images just would not let go of me so I had to keep working through another piece.

Art Frenzy Auction Tonight!

Fundraiser Art Auction and Exhibition PARTY!
Thursday, November 17, 2011

23 local artists were invited to submit work for the invitational portion of the 2011 Art Frenzy.  These artists were selected because of their reputation as artists, the respect they have among their peers and the community, as well as their loyalty and support of the Arts Council.

Invitational Artists:  Shaun Cassidy, Jim Connell, Bob Doster, David Freeman, Harriet Goode, Jennifer Hamilton, Bob Hasselle, Fulvia Luciano, Paul Martyka, Marge Moody, Phil Moody, Dottie Moore, Janice Mueller, Peggy Rivers, Terry Roueche, Seth Rouser, Caroline Rust, Seymour Simmons, Michael Simpson, Paula Smith, Tom Stanley, Wanda Steppe, Alf Ward.

Join me tonight!  For all the details, click here.

Sightlines is in print again!

Thank you, Quilters Newsletter!

Sightlines exhibit schedule for 2012 and 2013

Sightlines will be exhibited at the following venues in 2012 and 2013:

Alexandria Museum of Art
January 21 - March 31, 2012
Alexandria, Louisiana

Morris Museum
April 26 - August 5, 2012
Morristown, New Jersey

Everhart Museum
September 28 - December 31, 2012
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Grant's Pass Museum
June 4 - July 26, 2013
Grants Pass, Oregon

William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
August 22 - October 15, 2013
Belleville, Illinois

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a whole lot more stitching and texture ... now pondering the next stage.  It is roughly 35" high by 92" wide ... whew!

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work in progress ... doodled with thread directly on the fabric while on the frame ... added paint while still on the frame ... adding tons of narrow stitched lines now ... more to come soon.


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Second piece working out the technical details, construction issues, layout, background ...  More to come.

what secrets you keep

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I am enjoying engineering these projections but it is difficult to capture them in a photograph. I am working out this idea on a much larger scale, although with fabric, that goes against the law of gravity. Wish me luck!

new work but no title yet

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It was a lot of fun to work with these new screens. The mundane holds such appeal for me ... I have not chosen the title yet. Thanks for looking. Commenting is free!


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I have tentatively titled this "models" and it represents pure fun for me, a few hours of painting and printing. I need to ponder what it needs next and whether to 'reconstitute' it, much like the last piece below, by chopping it all up ... or not.

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I am done with the permutations. This will be it - 4 separate panels. Now to add stitches ...

current work

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These are a few snippets of the work currently on my design wall. It consists of 4 panels and, as soon as I choose the final configuration, I shall upload photos of the completed work. Thanks for watching.

invited to exhibit

"To Their Watery Graves ..."

I've had the pleasure of being invited to participate in an art exhibit for which the theme is any interpretation of "Traveling Soles."

I chose to exercise poetic and phonetic license (with the curators' blessing) by interpreting the idea as Travelling Souls and, thus, this piece was born.

The image has been seared in my mind for years; I only hope I did it justice.


Read an article about my work published in YC Magazine’s December 2010 issue by clicking here.

Sightlines unveiled

Read all about it! Read all about it!

The catalog for the "Sightlines" show is out just in time for the inaugural event in Houston, TX this week.

About a year ago, fourteen artists were invited to create an installation of artworks featuring a sightline linking all the work in the exhibit. Each artist chose her own theme and created anywhere from five to eight artworks, including four 8x8" linking pieces, covering a total of ten feet in width each.

Visit the above link to read the curator's statement, view all the artwork and to keep abreast of venues where it will be displayed.

Photographer Gregory Case took this photo of my piece for the show's catalog. Click on it to enlarge. I am so very pleased with this representation of my work - thank you, Gregory.


If you see it in person, let me know what you think.

1000 artisan textiles book

Here is the cover--one of my pieces is featured in the bottom row, 2nd in from the right. Click to enlarge! A cover girl at my age!

What a pleasure to have my work included in the "1000 Artisan Textiles" book due out May 2010 by Rockport Publishers/Quarry Books. Thank you Gina M. Brown and also Sandra Salamony, editor and wonderful artist in her own right. Directly from them:

"This beautiful collection includes fine artisan examples of contemporary textiles and fiber art including quilts, linens, garments, wall hangings, and wearable art. A wide variety of techniques are featured, including hand and machine embroidery, decorative stitching, batik, dyeing, fabric painting, appliquè, felt, and all types of surface decoration. Full-color photography features both full views as well as close ups that will allow readers to appreciate the finer details of many works."

Click on it to read more about it or buy it directly from Amazon using the link provided below if you wish. I just HAD to show it to you!

more urban grit

snippets all
new construction

added some lines before switching colour
this needs to get much much looser
big bold loose repeat
big bold loose
big bold loose