Textile mural, 14' wide and 7.5' long. Constructed in 17 separate panels. Photo courtesy of Nancy DeForest. She snapped it with her phone as a great kindness to me. I had not yet seen all the panels hanging together because it is too large for my small studio. Here is what I wrote to the people of … Continue reading Trinity: a Mural for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
My father, a farmer, finished August dinners and suppers by filling his emptied plate with sliced tomatoes. He liberally sprinkled sugar over the juicy rounds, then ate them all. This is a clear childhood memory for me, and my brother shares it. What I don't know is if Daddy liked tomatoes or not. Did he … Continue reading Tomatoes On The Plate
The 2015 Sacred Threads exhibition opened July 10 in Herndon, Virginia. The exhibition is at Floris United Methodist Church through July 26, 2015. Two of my works are part of the liturgical section. Desert Meditation is part of the original concept: "the show conveys the spirituality, healing, and inspirational messages that transcend all people." All … Continue reading Desert Meditation
The 2015 Sacred Threads exhibition opened July 10 in Herndon, Virginia. The liturgical section includes two of my works, both inspired by daily life. The horizon line of the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the delights of living in the Shenandoah Valley. All three pieces are for sale. Contact me for more information. Unto The … Continue reading Unto The Hills
The 2015 Sacred Threads exhibition opens July 10 in Herndon, Virginia. The liturgical section includes two of my works, both inspired by daily life. The ubiquitous day lily stars in the first. All three pieces are for sale. Contact me for more information. Consider these lilies. Growing in your very own yard. Not the ones … Continue reading Consider These Lilies
Today marks the 2/3 point of CreativeSprint. I agreed to try this practice because my assertive younger sister told me I needed to loosen up about sharing work that is either incomplete or just nor very good. Ouch. It does take the magic out of the practice of art. It also makes me more aware … Continue reading Practice And Collaboration
CreativeSprint prompts me to open a drawer and make something with the contents. Bold circles, a little black mat, and a few minutes of pleasure start my creative day.
Creativity: CreativeSprint's prompt on day 8 instructs me to flip to a random page in a book at hand and make something inspired by the first sentence you read. Irony: the sentence is "Marry well," which I did less than 6 months ago. The IRS? As I cut out the rings for N and … Continue reading Creativity, Irony, and the IRS
Today's email read: use your non-dominant hand. I decided to see how well I could cut a fused fabric spiral with my shears design for either hand. But in the scrap bin, I found a piece with a hand cut out of it. I not too skillfully trimmed the fabric. Placing it on the background … Continue reading Sinister Assignment
The task: create a bridge. I wanted to connect the brown spaces on either side of the woven stripes. A bit of paint and a trusty tool gets the job done.