Friday, September 30, 2011

New work!

I've been in the studio!  Yes!  I'm very, very happy! .. and it shows...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Art Supplies

I took time to walk around the SAQA Maine weekend shooting pictures. One of the things I enjoyed seeing was how people displayed their paints and tools for working.  Not only do they make nice graphic images,  but they also inspire me to get my paints out and work! : )

Notice how clean everything is!  Well, this was at the beginning of the workshop!

Make something nice today!
Allow yourself to play and explore.
The world always needs more art!

Monday, September 26, 2011

SAQA Weekend - Fugitive Media!

fabric crayon, rubbing templates, shiva oil stick, watercolor pencil

Friday, September 16, 2011

SAQA Auction

Check out the SAQA 12" x 12" auction, happening on-line now!  It is amazing eye candy for sure!
My 12 x 12 square for the SAQA auction
To own one of your very own, go to:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Searsport Maine, Here I Come!

I'm heading to Searsport ME for the weekend.  It's the second annual SAQA Northern New England weekend.  You can check out the info on a poster found in past entries here.
I will be offering a twenty minute info-go-round about using fusibles creatively and touch briefly on the ease and effective use of free form bobbin drawing!  Yah! Go wild!
I am also looking forward to hanging out with other crazy quilt artists!  I'm so very excited!  The weather looks like it will be great for this, too!

I will have a lot to talk about next week!  That's for sure.

"It's never too late to have a happy childhood." ~ Berke Breathed
A happy face pillow, mono-printed & embroidered
one of my students work.

Friday, September 9, 2011

I'm Teaching at Pro Chem, April 2012

A very photogenic boat, Wellfleet, MA
I want to announce that registration for my class "Mono-Printing: Creating Your Personal Mark" at Pro Chemical and Dye Company will begin October 3rd.  You can read about my class on their web site:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Days

High Water at the Quechee Gorge Dam
The Rain and cooler temperatures make me feel serene.
Fall is arriving in it's usual way, however, more wet than I remember! Perhaps that will give us some incredibly vibrant color for the fall foliage?  I hope!

Time to turn on some lights and get creative...

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. " ~ Edwin Land

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Aftermath of Irene

One of several balls swept down a raging VT river only to rest on floating debris
I made it through Hurricane Irene with no trouble whatsoever, but many of my friends were not so lucky.  One friend has been forced to leave her home because of structural uncertainty.  Others were without power for days.  Some of our local stores will be shut down for months.  But worse yet, the ravaging damage to the once tranquil landscape has left us shaken and affected us all.

Today it is raining.  I cannot enjoy it's steady rhythm on the roof.  I worry about who it is affecting now.  I worry about all the people who are afraid that the river will swell up again.  Who are worried that the earth beneath their now unsteady homes will slide away and take their cherished homesteads away permanently this time?  Who are worried that all the work done to tidy and maintain could be undone again if the rain becomes torrential and the river decides to surge and roar once more.

And I worry that the summer is over.  Fall is coming, the darker days are nearing and soon it will be snowy and cold.  Ah! Such dreary thoughts on a dreary day!  Time to make art.