Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fiber Dipped in Some Form

At the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg today I saw this odd sculpture by Grace Sachi Troxell called "And Yet..." So, a crowd gathered to figure out just what it was, and I was wondering as well.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Neck Bone

I like this composition with those sticks breaking the image plane. And that neck bone just stuck there like a lump. It was certainly a large animal. I crossed it in the woods last weekend.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Coffee Break

I drooled over that fabric with coffee cups when I saw it in one of my student's stash. She took pity on my, and now the hunk is paired with some other fabrics on my design wall. I like the start.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Seen Whilst Cleaning

Yesterday was "Pick Up the Parks" day here for Monroe County. Mostly I was looking at the ground for litter, but this sycamore tree caught my eye. Thought it would be fun to dye fabric like this.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Form Not Function Postcard

Nice to have my image of Strangers in Paradise make the postcard for Form Not Function opening May 9. Can't make the opening, so if you go, you have my permission to take that long shot of the installation.

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Little Ink

The Surface Design Journal, Spring 2014 came with Petra Fallaux's article about quilters who depict nature abstractly. I was part of the article, and you can see Casey Key here. Thanks, Petra!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

You Are What You Make

Chris is working on her Skinny Line Leaf sewing a family of lovely Marcia Durse fabrics in the purple and red group. She blended in so well, she almost disappeared. My class was yesterday in Watertown, New York. What a great group of fun women.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Show and Tell from North Country Quilting Guild

When I visit a guild to lecture, I am always treated to the show and tell portion of the guild. This one caught my attention last night. I believe that Janet was sending it on as a comfort quilt, and I know it will be loved.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Staccato Rhythm

Near my house, and now on my walk, is a large reservoir. Evening light is lovely, and this pattern of railing gives me an idea for a new composition.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Picking a Color

A photograph does not do justice to "robin's egg blue" and in the evening light, the color is really spectacular. Like a Tiffany blue is, I suppose. I would have taken it with me, but the egg innards were gooing out. Leave nature alone.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Another Big Leaf

Mary's Big Leaf came out of class in Gorham, New York, with the Lake to Lake Quilt group. It is a energetic as Mary. Now to see how she finishes it...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Meet That Deadline

Ann is finishing the details on her work yesterday for the Newark show. Marcia is our host for the monthly crit group meeting of the Art Quilt People, which is to us just the "Peeps". Deadline? End of next week.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Planning the Newark Exhibit

Works from the Art Quilt People, a group of fiber artists, will be shown in Newark. Here Marcia is finalizing placement of the works. Nancy, Linda, and I helped. Best news is that all the works fit.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fun and Games

No fun until the game of "tidying up" takes place. I promised Marty some violet/turquoise fabric, and am in the mood to get a bunch started. So, maybe this weekend.Why not -- the game of cleanup is over, now for fun.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two for 2014

Dusk / Dawn is not finished until that signature and date are sewn in place. So, yes. Ready for next month's exhibit at the Wayne County Cultural Center in Newark, New York. Along with other works by the Peeps.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bloodroot Certainly

On yesterday's walk to the church's garden, I stopped at this happy clump of bloodroot. Good thing I saw it because tonight it is covered in fresh snow. When will this end?

Monday, April 14, 2014

ROCO 6 x 6 x 2014

Rochester Contemporary Gallery (ROCO) has an annual fundraiser. They ask for 6" x 6" pieces of anything (and you have to see the anythings they get) and sell each for $20. Thousands pour in from around the globe. This is one of mine. But you will have a hard time finding it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time for the Close Up

Diane Hire was in town last Thursday to speak to our quilt group. It is always fun to see the works up close. Solves lots of these "how did she do that?" mysteries.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Toss Something in the Air

Cameras were verboten tonight at the Juggle-In show at RIT. This has been going on for 37 years. Tonight was spectacular, and the pre-show warm up had balloons floating down the rows. They are back at it Sunday at the gym with free demos and lots of juggling around. Go.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Nearby

A walk through my nearby borrowed woods left me with these early (who knows what) flowers. Love to see more. Soon!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Good Looking

And "looking good". Chris Wickert is both. We got to drool over her latest piece, inspired by her oriental rug. This quilt is all silk, with astounding and beautiful hand applique. No doubt you may see it with a big fat ribbon at a national show. I do appreciate the handwork; and Chris is swell, too.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring (Cleaning) Is Here

Getting in the studio means getting the studio in shape. Off to my "supplier" for the "fix". So, a bucket of quick setting concrete, some mild solution of muriatic acid, and a few garbage bags later, I am ready for paint.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Point of Inspiration

Bill Stewart gave a great talk tonight at AXOM gallery on his shamanistic ceramic figures. But before he got images up, I saw this. Rain puddled on the roof to bounce that red building, and a train whistles by. This would be a great composition to try.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stylish Rider

You know I have this thing for George. Found this painting on board, by the famous "anonymous", at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Wonder if his horse really was white.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vase For One Flower

Stephen Merritt made this "One Flower Vase" and it is displayed at the MAG. My humble photo does not do justice to the form and color. I love ceramic arts. Any kind, any time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Evening's Matisse

Tonight I took a nighttime stroll to the Memorial Art Gallery for the opening of the "Matisse as Printmaker". Lovely prints, beautiful line, and crowds of people. I will see it again when I can take it in a bit better.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Being Missed

Traveling takes its toll. For me and my loved one (see above). I will unpack the suitcase, shake off the hair, and get ready for a couple of weeks being in the here and now. Loved warm and rainy California, and happy to see the rolling hills here "Lake to Lake".

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Iodine in Silver Springs

Now you can see what I have put in the Radical Elements show at King Street Gallery in Silver Spring, Maryland. On view from April 1 to May 9, it features my Iodine piece. I'll be at the gallery on Saturday, May 3 from 3 - 6. Stop in for a chat.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Life Gives You Lemons

A most generous gift of Meyer Lemons from Ellen were tucked in my suitcase and travelled home with me yesterday from Berkeley. Such beautiful aroma and absolutely perfect. These don't ship well, so you don't often see them around here. Now for some inventive cooking.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Arboretum in San Francisco

Can't beat the shot of green to restart your heart after this long, cold winter. At the Botanical Garden, just a few steps from the deYoung Museum, this happy monster was about to bloom.