Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ladies in Lineup

"Inside and Outside the Box" seen in Philadelphia at the Crane Art Center has this work by April Dauscha. Attitude, class, wonderful.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Art Quilt Elements

Opening tonight of the exhibition in Wayne, Pennsylvania is the work of Paula Kovarik and her piece. The intricate stitching, one continuous black line and one of white, is magnificent. Go, check it out.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Visiting Warton Esherick Museum

Near Paoli, Pennsylvania, is the most wonderful house built by Wharton Esherick. Esherick is considered the dean of American Craft Movement. Each inch of this is a delight and full of spirit, and a testament to living life fully as an artist.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fab Forsythia

Picked a whole bloomin' bunch of these from Nancy's garden. Love the acid color. And they survived the frost we had here. (Magnolia is toasted.)

Eclectic Garden

Vinnie Massaro created this fabulous city garden on a point of land. He is a sculptor with a knack for using material in wonderful ways. If you drive by Rochester and turn down Canterbury Road, get out of the car and admire.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Montreal Gate

Ribbons of iron just skip round and round as the bracing and support. Could easily be a quilt line.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ink on Paper

I found this color sample for an exhibition from my past. Why are we so chroma-smitten? I am plugging in paint chips for the exhibit as well. Love that large format color copier.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


The latest 2012 challenge "Equinox" attempts to explain the lack of continuity, and the result -- kind of a streamlining. Just a quick exercise to warm up the joint(s).

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Raining Saucers

I have photographed my magnolia every year.  Spring is early and these seem to be raining down. This tree is one of the anchors in my garden.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Highfield Hall on a Fiber Diet

Finished installation of over 40 pieces in Highfield Hall in Falmouth, Massachusetts. What a beautiful marriage of traditional architecture and modern textiles. I am honored be on view for April! And I will be teaching there April 28, so even more fun.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Installing at Highfield Hall

I have taken over Highfield Hall in Falmouth, Massachusetts with 45 works. Great to work with the crew there, and it is a thrill to be in such a beautiful building. Opens April 1 -- come on over!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Skipping Stones

I love how this great boulder just perches. Had to get to Woods Hole for the sunset and dinner. Glad I shot this photo before the fog rolled in.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring's First Day

Little aliens are actually magnolia buds about to open. How strange, too early. What is there next?

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Easy Life

This is the latest off the design wall. I will take it out to Falmouth, Massachusetts for a solo show that opens April 1. It is about 52" square. Fun, huh?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seen Round Town

April 24 is the New York State primary for republicans. Wonder if Ron Paul will be still in the running by then, and if these folks will take off the decals and get their rear view back, or perhaps leave them on for nostalgia and our amusement.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Three Some

This 20" x 12" quilt for the challenge ( insisted on trilogy for the theme. Here is parent and kids. It will be off to Falmouth next week for an exhibition. So, I have to finish the facing, signature, and rod pocket tomorrow. I might add more stitching. My quilt, my rules.

Friday, March 16, 2012

View from the Sideline

Bev Kondolf auditions three works at the DeCamp studio for her admiring fans. Fun to see the progress, the challenge, and the result. And fun to see Bev.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where Your Art Ends Up

Last summer I gifted an Astrid made pillow to my daughter, and this is how it was used. I think I was to get a look at the kitty coat she made, but the pillow is what caught my eye. Sorry, Astrid. The one I kept for my is still perfect and sealed behind glass.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Legacy in Fiber

Tonight I just about fell into this ginormous tapestry by Don Bujnowski that I have known about (but never looked at) for over thirty years. It is installed in the atrium of the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and is about 18 feet tall. Don was on faculty at RIT, a weaver, and passed on in 2008.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stitching Happiness

This is detail of an indian scarf is a delight to see. I love how the bands of color in the running stitch change the background blue. And that paisley thingie is perfect.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Saw this at the antiques fair. Shaping stiff paper into a body form is intriguing. And that could be my figure, too. Should have gotten this for me!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More Birds

These beautiful tiles of birds and vines are on the facade of the Agricultural Building of the Syracuse fairgrounds (site of the State Fair.) I believe they may be Moravian tiles. Sure looks like it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

By the Thousands

Somewhere between Syracuse and Skaeneateles we passed this cornfield filled with snow geese. On the ground, you would not notice them, they were so camouflaged. What a wonderful flight. They are on their way to the arctic.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Being a Girl

Next up for the challenge Quilt 2012.  Want to see it finished and all those pesky thread ends tucked back? check but not till Sunday night. The theme is International Women's Day. I think this is just girlie.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photos from the Old Phone

New phone means cleaning out the old. This shot is of Parkside Candies in Buffalo, where time has stood still. Mom and I went for a treat back in 2008, if I remember correctly. And it is just a thrill to step back in time. Go if you can.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On the Drawing Board

Working with some of my mono printed and screened fabrics for this light-hearted look at the world, I have this sketched out on the design wall. Looking forward to quilting this one.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Large Graphic Fiber

I love the scale and shapes in this wall piece that I saw during the January open studio tour at Village Gate here in Rochester. There were holes (for a face?) and skillful clear patterning.

Monday, March 5, 2012


I have cut apart a finished (pieced and quilted) work and am going to zig-zag it together. Here I have put tape and pins to hold the tape in place. This method works all right, my Bernina still up to the challenge. But maybe not so for long!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Breaking Silence

The larger version of the challenge from Quilt 2012 and the salute to Martin Luther King day with the title "Breaking the Silence." I think I like this one.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


The DeCamp Studio is the place for me to try out some of my recent printed and dyed fabric. Just to see what likes to play with what. Now to commit and cut!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Flying Solo Numero Duo

This is the second Flying Solo piece from that 2012 challenge, only it is twice the size at 24" x 40". Amelia Earhart looking at the night sky, with a few of the control dials visible. These are fun to make. Might do another.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Marilyn's Quilt

Marilyn made the top for this in my class last summer. I think she put it together in a day. We sewed two one-yard pieces together, cut them apart, then added the corners. I love the bold prints, the colors. And Marilyn, too.