Monday, February 27, 2017

Finally, I made my website

I finally have a website. Click on the type below to go there. I will be picking up on my blogging on that site from now on.



https://msartquilts.wixsite.com/msartquilts

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Presenter's Showcase October 25, 2014

Green Mountain Quilters Guild, the State Guild of Vermont, will kick off their new Outreach Program by hosting a Presenter's Showcase on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Old Labor Hall 46 Granite Street Barre, VT 05641


Doors open at 8:30 a.m., meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.


Program

Departing from the traditional "Technique Demos" that we usually have available, GMQG is hosting a "Presenters Showcase" featuring quilt instructors and presenters from allied fields to kick off our Outreach Program. These experts from around New England will share their expertise and offerings thereby enabling local Vermont and New Hampshire guilds in the consideration of scheduling them for future workshops and lectures.

Additionally, any Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members in attendance will hold a brief "parlor" meeting.

A fabulous Basket will be raffled at the meeting. Tickets will be $5.00.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Recent MFA Visit

Close up of a hay bale by Jamie Wyeth
I recently had an unexpected spontaneous trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston.

I had wanted to see the Jamie Wyeth Show.  Yes, it is a very, very special show.  The paintings are worth the trip.

I also got to walk through Shinique Smith's work. While I like the energy in her work, I did not find everything resolved as well as it could be.  But, in the abstract, it is strong and Powerful!

Great visit.
Shinique Smith installation (painting on mirror and reflection on wall)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Using stencils and having a blast


It's Crafts Fair season.  I'm starting to make stuff for my non juried show.  In a way it's a lot more fun because I can make stuff... anything I want, and put it out on a table to sell!  These are large wooden clothespins.  I'm making gold & silver ones.

I'm having a blast!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Summer Surface Design


Yes, Yes, I know!  I dropped off writing and posting in my blog for a bit.

The reason? I have taken on a 35 hour a week job and believe me, I needed to.  But, I have to make art, I just HAVE to. I am in the process of  creating artistic panels so I can put some new stuff together.  It's very exciting.

I'm also setting up my studio in a new location so, I should start cranking out a new body of work soon.



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Showing my work

Recently I went to an Art Quilters Meeting. They offered the opportunity to show and tell, so I brought one of my pieces.

A friend of mine took this photo and sent it to me.

It's interesting for me to see what my quilt looks like with me holding it. This particular piece really sums up the essence of my work. This photo does not do it justice though, since the color is way off, but the energy and vibration has been captured quite well here. I spent time talking about the process of making this quilt which is, for me, the most important reason for making my art.

It's always good to show your work. Talking about it in public and seeing how other people react to it is all part of the creative process.

It was a wonderful meeting and a rewarding day.