Desert Meditation

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

Unto The Hills

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

Consider These Lilies

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

Traveling in Spirals: Working Small

I found this forgotten treasure of 5" by 7" mats, painted fabric backgrounds matched and in place, in a supply closet last week.  A few days later my sister shared information about CreativeSprint.  I am blending the two together for an April visit into working small. I first used this format three years ago.  I added … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Working Small

Traveling in Spirals: Artistic Style

My art friend Marsha once defined my style as complex primitive.  I rejoiced to hear that. I have worked for years evolving complexity in my work.  Initially I used it to create greater energy in the compositions.  Today, I employ the techniques to give depth.  I work to express hope and love in my art.  Complexity … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Artistic Style

Traveling in Spirals: Completed Circles

I completed the play with circle shapes on a silk scarf.  After the Color Magnet prints were dry, I dyed the white scarf with blues and purples.  The photograph above shows the finished product. This is the starting point from several weeks ago.  When I travel in spirals I get to revisit starting points from … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Completed Circles

Traveling in Spirals: What is Inside That Stole

I am making stoles for inventory this week. As I repeat construction tasks, I become more aware of these well honed practices.  Rarely does any one see what is inside of a stole.  I include interfacing.  The black fabric in the first photograph is a synthetic blend which contributes crispness and body to the stole. The white example … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: What is Inside That Stole

Traveling in Spirals: Size Matters

I stood behind the receiving table for an art quilt exhibit wearing white gloves and holding a tape measure and a seam guide. It was my responsibility to check for accurate quilt size and the position and construction of the hanging sleeve. I requested each entrant to place submitted work flat, with the back side facing up. I wanted to … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Size Matters

Advent Interlude 4

This art piece was doomed to be unfinished, untouched for months but still in the range of daily examination.  The aha! direction found me as I drove over the mountains, pondering my child's life.  "He's never going to be happy until he learns to dance on the rim of nothingness." I thought.  "No, it is I that … Continue reading Advent Interlude 4