Wednesday, November 14, 2018

No Raking Necessary

Snowfall is nature's way of shutting down activity, and letting me know the long winter's work is at hand. And that is inside, where it is warm, well lit, and surrounded by design walls.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Winter Cleaning Phase 2

I've almost a dozen bags of scraps ready to give away, and that leaves me room to get to the stash on the shelves. Although my work uses mostly fabric I've made, I do use these commercial fabrics for practice work, ideas, and finishing. Plus, I love them too.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Revisit a Book

I've added another work from the exhibit at the Rundel Library "The Art of the Book" because it is such a wonder in lightness and volume. The scale is large, and there are several works of equal size on view. The show is downtown Rochester, NY until January 9, 2019.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Winter's Night

"Kalpa" by Symmetry Labs and Alexander Green is installed just next to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center where it changes color via interaction with the crowd. As I left a concert nearby, the cold air, the quiet crowd, and the tree's glow stayed with me.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time Passes

Ruth White, a fellow fiber artist from Ithaca, bought this from a SAQA auction, I believe, in 2008. She supported fiber artists, encouraged them, and let us know our worth. After her death, I inherited "Little Red" and now have this to remember Ruth.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Winter Cleaning

Some wait for spring, but I know I will be on the road by then. For me the sweet spot is winter. I'm starting with the bins of fabric scraps. This is the first bag up scraps to give away to friends who will use them in their work.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

What I Did On My Day Off

Aside from spending most of the day at the Genesee Valley Quilt Club's meeting (with a rally to quilt well from Genie Barnes) I raked these leaves caught last week in all their glory. As I write, they are down, and out at the curb.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Art of the Book

At the opening of the "Art of the Book" was an international gathering of art made from books (altered book category) and book art (books from diverse media) at the Central Library in Rochester tonight. This collage by Gareth Fitzgerald Barry called "Narrative Portrait: Frederick Douglass" hit me.

Longarm for Sale

This is an extra post for today. I thought perhaps some of my peeps in the GVQC quilt club here in Rochester, New York might pass along the word that my Handi Quilter 16 is for sale at $900 or best offer. So, here are two photos before I took it apart. The two oak tables go with the machine and act as the base. It is gently used, never commercially, and in fair condition. Find me at to inquire.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One Voice, One Vote

I used to be a one item voter, but now I see many things that compel me to vote. Voting is less than a mile from home, with no lines. Wish others could cast their ballot as easily.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Making Tracks

With dyes ready to go it seemed a shame not to take an afternoon and use them. I often use my table, coated in white plastic, as the surface for monoprinting. And I make pieces that are a generous yard in size.