Thursday, February 22, 2024

Gather the Coat

Friends took care to grab my pieces that came off exhibit while I was gone. Thanks to Maddy Shoenfeld, the RIT Shop One manager, and organizer of the Beyond Fashion show, for holding on to my coat.  Before it was whisked away, she took a turn trying it on. We loved the pocket, and yes, there needs to be two.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Studio 301

Back to reality and the studio work. This was waiting patiently for my return, and it didn't take much to edit and scope out what I'd do with this to tame it into submission. A good day when I can get over to this studio.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Home Sweet Home

Out for three and a half weeks was certainly fun, surprising, and fulfilling. And I'm glad to be back home. No, it's not the beauty of Santa Barbara, the temperate warmth of San Diego, or the brilliant sun of Baltimore, but now the wintery chill of Rochester. And home. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Still Not Finished

As I wind through the reel of pictures of the San Diego Class, I remember that this work, that most all of us loved as it, was not what the maker wanted. The white was eliminated, and I remember that the final result was improved from this. Sometimes safety is in need of experimentation.

Sunday, February 18, 2024


My IG feed has ideas for me. They know I'm interested in color, and that I'll be hot on the color palette this summer at PNWAS in Coupeville, Washington, for a class on printing in color. The color wheel is one of my peeves. I've lots of reasons, and this feed reminded me why. More? Join me in PNWAS.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Keyed Inn

Part of my time in San Diego was a visit to the Del Coronado Hotel, a wonder of long-ago elegance. The rows of keys attached to tassels makes the statement, and of course, interests me because of the reference to textiles and their appeal.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Inside Space

In a museum that must allow for containers that are fluid, where the collection is constantly moving and changing, is a grand task. A visit to the Baltimore Aquarium manages this task beautifully, and moves a crowd of thousands along in a flow equal to any incoming tide.  

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time Away

Today was only small people time. I remember the endless day that is the one filled with many tasks that are the ebb and flow of daily play. I'll be with my world again soon, but for a few days I'm grandmother.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Airport Art

Some airports have exhibits of art -- murals, cases of material, applied art to building's structures -- and some airports are architecturally the art themselves. Here is a slice of Chicago's ceiling.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Farewell For Now

We got a last walk in on the beach in San Diego, almost in sight of Mexico. One of the printers in the workshop is shown here; she'll return to the cold and snow, as I will too. I'll remember that this land includes us all. Thank you again to the Californian hospitality, and hope to return again.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Last Day of Class

Six days of printing is almost unheard of, but thanks to Andrea -- our fearless producer -- we printed like there was almost no tomorrow. The work was rich, diverse, inventive, and surprising. With a fine group to work with, I loved my time in San Diego. Thank you to all, and glad the storms let up to show sunshine.