Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sewing Day at Marcia's Studio

Just a glimpse at the expansive studio that Marcia has to work in. She is trying out a border on one piece, and the unfinished work on the right is looking for its resolution. Nice to spend the day sewing amongst friends.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pinned Up

I am finishing one half of "The Stalker" and getting it ready for its binding. I pin the work to the design wall, spritz it with water, and wait till it is dry. Today I sped up the process with a space heater. Side benefit? I was comfy, too.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Strangers In Paradise

For those who were with me in Hudson River Fiber Art Workshops and Fort Myers, here is the final version of what I had been working on. It is now hanging in the exhibit at RIT, and will be there until January 13, 2012. Strangers? Because that is how I felt at Greenville and Fort Myers. But in Paradise.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Love That Line

Maybe it would not be as crisp and clear without that water background, but the line of this branch is so beautiful and sharp. I would love to capture this in a quilt. Taken at the Six Mile Cypress Slough in Florida.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chihuly at the Eastman Theater

Lit up wonderfully is this Dale Chihuly glass sculpture installed in the lobby of the Eastman Theater. Fitting imge for the Nutcracker tonight. (My vet daughter thought it more resembled worms).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Slow Progress

Pieces (of my work above)  are resisting for sure. I am working on one that could replace a quilt now on exhibit that will be traveling for a show this winter. Many of the fabrics were made during the summer experiment time -- discharge, stamping, dying. Let's hope the finish is pleasing.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Missing the Turkey

He would eat the turkey if there was one. He has to settle for just what he has at hand. Here is a Happy Thanksgiving to all -- no matter who makes up your family.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Glob of Rubber Cement Speaks

This wonderful letter written by a blob of rubber cement (created by Tom Boyce) can be seen at the Bevier Gallery at RIT. The show highlights work of school of art graduates of 1979. Most interesting is how they (classmates) looked then and now.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

George Under the Needle

For those who love to see those progress shots, here you are. I am adding to "The Stalker" and need George W. for "texture." That is the new buzz word I learned this week. Texture.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Closer Look at Quilt Inspiration Group

This photo shows the mob scene  after a QIG trunk show at the Schweinfurth. Angela is describing her work, a felt based, fused printed, felted, needleworked image. Very intriquing to me as well as Caris. And how serious we are! I told Angela that there are drugs you can get to overcome this obsession. Unless the obsession is the drug.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

You Can Pet the Coat..

...but don't touch the quilts at the Schweinfurth. Here is Liz, to the terror of Priscilla, getting close to Marcia's wonderful coat. It is all right, the coat can take it, Priscilla. Quilts=Art=Quilts is on view until January 8, 2012.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

He Buys Chevrolets, Too

I am not the greatest saver, but apparently, there is one who is, because someone boasts about it. I just need to know two things. 1. What currency does he work with? and 2. What rate of interest does he get?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Beautiful Threadwork

Priscilla is using this panel she has from her travels abroad which is about 12" wide. It has the most incredible threadwork and line quality. I wish I could remember the country where it was made. Beautiful. Check out the teeth and fingernails. They are tiny stitches.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Solo Show at RIT

I know that I mentioned this before. Here is the email version of my postcard. Did I mention the reception? December 6 from 6-8. Mention this blog while you are there and I will give you an extra cookie. Ha!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Men in Tights

Out at the Stafford Museum of History, before I my car blew out its water pump, I was checking out the boys who used to hang around Stafford in the Odd Fellows lodge. Is this too much fun, or what? Wish I had a date on this photo, but I know it was indeed taken in Stafford, New York. Those were the days!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Getting in Gear... not going to happen when I am waiting for a tow. Studio time will have to be on hold. At least it is not snowing?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Necessary for a Good Opening

You need lots of people, lots of drink stuff, some art, and lots of black. Did I mention lots of people? Evidence one good Opening here.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beverage, Anyone?

Here is a concept -- a gallery with no permanent (no pun intended) address having a show at a hair salon. Drinks cool in the wash basins, art hung above the hair spray line. Can't wait to see where 1975 Gallery pops up next.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Studio Time

Finally got some time in the studio, and am working on this small scale piece for a spring installation. So, for those who want "process" here you go.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Piece of History

In honor of Veteran's Day, here is my dad, Gene Pauly, who was with the 392nd Bomb Group in WWII. He had lots of class.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Design in Fiber at University Gallery

Now officially open is my exhibit at the University Gallery at RIT. Running till January 13, in this great space. Hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday, and 10-2 on Saturday. Reception for this show is December 6 from 6-8. A cup of cider and sweets awaits you that evening. Me too.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cutting as an Extension

Karen cuts carefully, 'cause caution creates calm. Precious prints (previously priceless) picked presently for perfect plan.  Ames, slashes, and scores!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Octagon House in Ames, Iowa

Should you need a lovely hand-crafted gift, stop in at the Octagon House and shop away! I visited yesterday, and got a sneak peak at the next exhibit opening this week. Nice gallery space, and looks like a lot of happening art classes. But my money would be left at the gift gallery.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cutting Large

Here is a scene from Saturday's Iowa class. Joann's composition is taking shape on the cutting table. You can cut only as large as your board, and design only as large as your design wall. Well, you can go bigger,but it is way difficult.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Leg to Stand On

On a side trip to the Des Moines zoo I discovered this flamingo and its balancing act. More interesting is the young cygnet to the left -- gray and fluffy. Better get going on that winter protection.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Iowa Slash and Burn Class

Carol gets ready to cut (slash) apart her work and resew (burn) it through the machine in today's workshop in Ames, Iowa. What a great group that filled the room and overran the design boards for this one day look at improvisational quilting. Loved being here for this, and many thanks to all that made it a reality.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Minneapolis and the Textile Center

Took a side trip from my Ames, Iowa base to visit the Textile Center in Minneaolis. Wonderful and creative fiber work there. Wish it was in my home town! Lucky Minnesotans.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Creative Embroidery

Saw this today, and all I could think of was someone had to sew this to a piece of pleather. Okay, so it was maybe computerized sewing, but still, why embroidery??

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hanging Work at RIT Vignelli Design Center

The Vignelli Design Center and the University Gallery is now showing my work until mid January. Beautiful light, the most even I have ever had, and the colors show beautifully. Visit!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween After Effect

Waiting to serve this to the deer. Let's see if they find it. My slingshot is ready.

Mummies Merged

My second piece at the Schweinfurth Quilts=Art=Quilts is here. Gives you an idea of how large it is. I am piecing four monoprints that have lots of drawing on top. Fun to look at with those 3-D chroma type glasses.