Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Giving Thanks

A lovely friend sent this photo of a banner that I made long ago in 1977. I remembered that I was smitten by a book called "Banners and Hangings" by Norman Laliberte. I so loved the designs in that book, and had forgotten all about that period of my art work

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dog Barking I've Seen


Looking back on October's visit to Denver's Art Museum and this hemp and newspaper construction by Gugger Petter from 2008 "Dog Barking at Two Women." There was fiber work tucked in almost every gallery it seemed. What a joy to find it all.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

In the Middle of It All

It was a full house, and a chance to see old and new friends today at the Schweinfurth Art Center. I brought my first and last quilt, with lots from the past 36 years between. Never did a true trunk show until today, and I guess it went well. Thanks for all who were there. Lovely to see you!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lecture and Water, Earth 5

This is part of the Schweinfurth's Quilts=Art=Quilts show, and tomorrow I'll be speaking there. I've packed 3 suitcases and will try to condense 36  years of my work in about an hour's talk. Come see how I do it! Sunday in Auburn at 2:00.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Early Morning

Even with a perfect workspace or studio, sometimes the best place to sew is at the kitchen counter with a cup of coffee.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

All Bundled Up

I've made a list (you know I make lists)  of works for my talk at the Schweinfurth Art Center this Sunday. I want to take them all. But I have only an hour. Okay, I'll do the highlights. You can hear me Sunday, November 19 at 2:00.  Here's the link to the Quilts=Art=Quilts show: http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/programs_specialevents.cfm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Off the List

I keep lists. Lists of lists. One item that had been there for a while was to recover my chairs with my own "paintdyed" canvas. So, check that off the list. Move to the next item.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Progress, Slowly

The leaf continues to be built, albeit slowly. The little picture of a leaf is in the upper right corner. My guide.

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's Written in Stone


Before my hike today at Taughannock Falls, I started at the overlook to the falls. Looking down at the barrier was this mass of graffiti. If only I could quilt lines like this. That would be the way to break a solid surface.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Plug and Play

With the design pinned to the design wall, the pieces (with the freezer paper templates ironed to the back) start to fill out the drawing. I've added in veins for this leaf, and mocked in the background fabric. It is always fun to see it become defined, instead of the blobby shape  I use for drafting.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I'd Wear This If I Had It


The Colorado Art Museum's ethnographic art is pretty heady. This parka from 1950 is made by a St. Lawrence Island Yupik artist from Crested Auklet feathers, walrus intestine, leather and fur. For me, the placement of the feathers is just perfect. Almost polka dots!