Fabric as Inspiration

Fabric artists and quilters often point to a fabric in a piece, naming it as the inspiration, the starting point. My work usually begins in a conversation with a client or in an a dialogue that has a bit of friction to it. I have struggled with getting started on works I want to make … Continue reading Fabric as Inspiration

Mile Markers in an Altered Terrain

Shopping at nearby thrift shops is a treat for me. I discovered this joy around my 21st birthday. As I unloaded the fruits of a recent 20-minute foray onto the dining table, I photographed the items. Beyond the good buys, low cost, and promise of fun message, the group suggested a direction for my art … Continue reading Mile Markers in an Altered Terrain

Call/respond week 23

There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. --Fred Rogers Remembering my sister-in-law, Kay. About Call / Response: Quote-a-day calendars infuse my day with an unpredicted perspective. This year I will post weekly words of another person and my textile art. I want more time with the words and … Continue reading Call/respond week 23

Call / respond week 21

Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party." --Robin Williams Trio of Dancers was joyously created several springs ago from remains of three other projects: the pieced background, the triangle screen print, the three-dancer design. Context, pattern, and design. Sounds like an art party to me. About Call / Response: Quote-a-day calendars infuse my day … Continue reading Call / respond week 21

Call / Respond Week 17

And it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful --e e cummings I was a middle schooler when the poetry of e e cummings took hold of me. As an Illinois farm child, spring was a mixed season because on wet years the mud was nearly unsurmountable. But the poet's picture of spring enchanted me. Years … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 17

Call / Respond Week 16

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. --Bertrand Russell One of the original self portraits of the artist as as egg My husband enjoys looking at what is happening in our garden, while I tend to invest more energy in the making and keeping of a garden. His example reminds me that an … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 16