An unexpected aspect of online worship is the opportunity to have a close up view of altar and pulpit furnishings. My pew partner Joan recently wrote me, asking that I expound on the woven cross she saw closely on Zoom Easter worship. I created this white frontal for our congregation, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in … Continue reading Woven Cross
Create A Space For Creating
My fabric career spans decades, serving clients from Hawaii to Puerto Rico. I have worked on the dining table, in a spacious bedroom, down in the basement, and from the kitchen counter. Soon I will practice in a studio made just for me! Originally a two-part wooden door opened to the work bench / potting shed of … Continue reading Create A Space For Creating
The Beginning is Not The Starting Point
In the beginning.......God created.......In the beginning........was the Word...... In the beginning of 2016, I stalled out. In the midst of stacks of fabrics, committed projects, commissioned work, beckoning ideas, and pots of paint, I struggled to create a plan and to write a schedule that would contain and direct all these good things. The elements … Continue reading The Beginning is Not The Starting Point
Playing The Counter-Melody
Both of these photos appeared on our fibergig Facebook timeline in September. Viewers commented that the products were quite disparate. Perhaps not many studios create a runway garment and a spiritual mural in the same summer. Actually, I use the same techniques to create all of my work. Often the role of the work itself is … Continue reading Playing The Counter-Melody
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
A Year of Listening: to What?
This is my year of listening. On Mondays I post a quotation from my collection, words that resonated the first time I heard them, and which continue to resonate. That is a plan for listening which I share with others. I also have personal listening that is about discovery. What am I hearing? I started … Continue reading A Year of Listening: to What?