Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Booth

I had a great season vending.  Look out next year....

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Making Mini's

I've been making mini quilts.  I'm having fun doing it too!  start with fabric, add heat n bond fabrics, quilt it and stamp it. Voila! They are all 3" x 4" trading card size.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Modern slant

This is a quilt I designed using my mono-printed fabrics, upholstery fabrics and some batiked and commercial fabric.  I photographed this on a carpet in the library right after I finished sewing the binding.  The quilt falls in a rectangular pool of light that left the edges in shadow.
Each letter is satin stitched with a yellow gold thread, too.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's Craft Show Season!

These Photos are from the Apples & Crafts Fair in Woodstock, VT.  I intersperse my work with David Fall's woodcrafts.

My next Shows are:
29th Annual Thetford Academy Christmas Craft Bazaar, Academy Road, Thetford, VT
Saturday  November 23 from 9 - 2 pm  (non-juried crafts)

Pods for the Pulpit, Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT
Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving from 10 - 5  (juried craftsmen)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time is ticking....

Shop on Columbus Day Weekend at the Woodstock Apples and Crafts Fair, Woodstock, VT, where 100 juried crafters sell their wares.

I will be there!

Friday, September 20, 2013

On the design wall

I've been working in the studio today.
I've got two pieces I'm focussing on and I'm in love with how they are turning out. Posting them here will allow me to see them in a different light.

I'm really happy with how the day flowed today. I've got to keep the momentum going.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Warming up for Fall Adventures

I'm getting back in the saddle. I'm in the studio. It's time to begin a brand new series and build my inventory up.
I'm starting off with fusible fun.  I'll be getting my creative juices flowing over the next few weeks and the outcome will be quilts!
I'll try a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.  Every little bit helps.

I've always known that you are an artist if you think art, but I also know you're more of an artist if you DO art. So, Let's do art!
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman

Monday, August 12, 2013

Beach Rocks

So, what do I do when I go to the beach? Take pictures of rocks!

These pictures are from the Hampton Beach area.

Textures are my thing!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Exploring Instagram

I am enjoying exploring Instagram.  I take pictures with my Iphone and then push a button and voila!

Seeing things through a new lense is cool.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Water and Reflections

"Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it." ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Surface Design Blowout Weekend

Sheer Ribbon mono- printed

Stamped and mono-printed fabric for an upcoming quilt

Close up of ribbon that was stamped
I recently played with my friends. We gathered for a surface design weekend. It was marvelous!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Water hitting a rock

This picture is a metaphor for my life right now. Things are moving as fast as this water is, rushing downstream!  There I am, see me? That small rock at the bottom? Yup, that's me, sitting there, fighting the current.
What a commotion I am causing as the water jumps over me.

Not seen by the naked eye, this rock is slowly being moved by the force of the water... as am I by my fate.
It will all smooth out soon.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Reflections on the pond

“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Nature's Artistry

 It's a phenomenal spring.

Creativity is everywhere.

I hope it's contagious!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What a difference a week makes

Second week of May, weather was hot

A week later after rain and cooler temps

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Two views

We spend a lot of time defending our point of view as being the only right way. But here in these pictures of the same stump, both viewpoints and composition seem "right".
Same stump, different angle.

Realizing that there is more than one right way of seeing things helps. I can turn my work around and decide what viewpoint I want to show the world and know that although there are several options, the one I chose is just as right as the one I did not choose.

The decision lies in choosing the one viewpoint most people would never think of. Therein lies the key to innovation and unique creative thought. Starting here, with these two stumps, if I went back and shot several more of the same subject, I would eventually transcend the object to a new and different viewpoint to share.

This is the concept behind doing a series. It may be my time to explore this avenue in my work. I have known about this, but never felt compelled to explore it. Now just may be that time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cleaning up my act

Rainbow marriage, rights for all
Yikes, my blog has undergone change! Yes, I'm not happy, but life is change right? It's spring and I'm undergoing a lot of change, so why not my blog too?
This is the result of the background of my blog disappearing. What happened to it? IDK Recent blog updates created havoc.
I could get used to this cleaner look though. It's not bad.
My work may even show up better! I hope so.
Gotta go to work now.
Enjoy your day.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A month later!

Dinner out with quilting friends
"My daughter is graduating from High School this year."
I hear myself saying this a lot these days. What does it mean? Well, I could call it an excuse for my neglectful behavior on things I should be keeping up with.
But I also think it is the mantra I use to convince myself that I will be okay through this transition.

 I find the comfort of hanging around with quilting friends a good remedy.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spring is coming

I took this photo with my phone while driving home the other day. I stopped at the Co-op and saw the fog rising off the golf course across the street. It had a soft beautiful feeling about it.  I was feeling happy and optimistic because it was around 6 and it was still  light out.
Spring is on it's way. I know it and I just can't wait.