Thursday, June 13, 2024

Painting on a Beautiful Day

I've not got a shot of the set-up today, and am showing a picture from three years ago when we first saw this house and the back porch. This porch was rebuilt -- new support, new deck -- and from today's effort a newly painted ceiling. I love painting house stuff. And lending a hand to my family. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Tools of the Trade

That pocket computer that masquerades as a phone contains a gazillion tricks. Visiting a friend who has a Gammill like mine brought out the camera function to take note of the position of the needle through the plate. The text function let me write directly on the image to note what to remember. Technology!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Within The Frame

I'm fascinated with the square format. I'll be on Cape Cod at the Cahoon Museum this August 9-11 for a workshop that examines the great effect when printed or figured blocks are framed with another whole cloth. Seems simple, but appears complex. To join me August 9-11, see my calendar/website for details.


Monday, June 10, 2024

Back Home

Don't look too hard, it's in need of a good weed. I did manage Saturday to mow the lawn before the days of rain. And I've made note for what to prune, to pull, to dig out. It may wait. Today the splint came off of my injured finger and I'm not quite ready to tackle the garden. Soon.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Couple of QSDS Weeks

It is all about the people. Who is there, who gets the laugh, who gets the flowers, who honors a mentor. We had fun, did a boat load of work, and took home lots of ways to go about making art, and of course, making friends. Good bye QSDS, and best for those who led us to this symposim.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Go Big


Two Cleveland area friends were in the Design Camp workshop at QSDS and needed a third design wall for all the work they created in about three days. Working through some design prompts, they moved and changed the design until these solutions appeared. What fun to see it come alive!

Friday, June 7, 2024

Worth Remembering

The design challenge: take part of my "failed quilt" and use it in a composition. Spread throughout the wall, I ganged them up in columns and created this patchwork, aiming to the compose a whole. They are there in their blocks, each creative, each a lovely part of the week. Thank you Design Campers!

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Design Camp

QSDS gave us lots of room to work, space to walk around, and a center isle of tables for cutting and assembling fabric works. Our merry group of 15 were hard workers, making sketches of every excercise I could think of. Tomorrow is our last day, we'll pack it up, and remember what to take away.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Part of the Fun

I get all wound up in the making art, and forget that classes are about having fun. Well, I for one do have fun, and in the process of noting what was on the wall, caught where the action really is -- sharing a laugh with a classmate. Camp is good, the food us just fine, and there's fun and games for sure.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024


For my week long "Design Camp" workshop I brought some unfinished parts that never worked well in my design. As they were all made of the same group of fabrics, it was suggested by one of the students that they all get a part and build a small study using them. This was the result. A great set of solutions!

Monday, June 3, 2024

Pick a Print

I with I could show you the vast output 20 printers can make. We had a seperate room to lay, hang and stack our prints, and even that wasn't enough at times. The seven day class is over, it was a blast, and now I've turned to sewing, cutting, and design for the last week at QSDS.