Sister says “Share!”

Beth Nyland, my sister, chastised me when I hesitated to post some of my recent work. She said I needed to work on the discipline of sharing. Noah Scalin's Creative Sprint appeared as an opportunity to follow Beth's advice and to have some fun creating and sharing. Today the task was to make something that will … Continue reading Sister says “Share!”

Traveling in Spirals: 40 Days of Lent

Wilderness time. Imperfect squares.  Unfinished edges.  Stitched together with variegated thread. Repeated shapes.  Repeated patterns. Creating discipline through practice.

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: Repeated Shapes

It's time to have some fun in the studio.  I gathered supplies: a jar of Color Magnet by Jacquard, a solid white silk scarf, a foam brush, and a few simple stamps.  I carefully brushed the fluid onto the stamps and pressed the design onto the scarf.  Now I am waiting. I like repeating the same shape onto … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: Repeated Shapes

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

Shibori Scarves: Working in a Series

Explore shibori in 2014.  I wrote that in my goals last January.  This week five silk scarves became a series, as part of that exploration.  I stitched in designs. I pulled up the stitches and tied them tight. Black dye and then the big reveal. Now for input from viewers and readers: is this the … Continue reading Shibori Scarves: Working in a Series

Listening Together

The Terpening siblings met face to face in this month; we usually meet monthly via video calls. We talked about work environments.  We visited in Paul's workshop.  We discussed Beth's stand up desk. We are confident that for all of our days we will share creative chat, that we will listen to each others' creative journey.  … Continue reading Listening Together

September Study

The studio has been inactive for about two weeks.  As I packed my bags for a holiday in the woods, I included design materials and a book on Gustav Klimt's landscapes.  New pencils and a beckoning topic recharge my creativity: the goal is to improve my composition within a square.  Cropping photos is one of … Continue reading September Study