Sunday, October 12, 2014

Quilt National 2015

A Happy Mail day! I'm very happy to have received a 'yes' for the big art quilt show Quilt National 2015. It's a tough one to get into, I feel fortunate. This is one of the pieces not chosen. "These are the dresses I used to wear".  I used all sorts of fabrics for this one, many of them recycled. About 43x50"

And a detail photo

Monday, September 15, 2014

Oct/Nov Edition of Quilting Arts Magazine

Please pick up a copy of Quilting Arts Magazine, as yours truly is the Artists Profile for it! 6 page layout and interview, with lots of pictures!!

Here's a link to purchase the issue.


Lightning Dress  recycled linens and hand dyed fabrics, hand and machine stitched, quilted and embroidered.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mending and mama duck is back

Stitching away in August, the doggiest month of the year.

Mama duck is back sitting on a new family..

Mending the scars and holes that are there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Late Summer

I'd like to be like the French and just retreat for August, maybe to the sea or mountains. I'm not picky. But for now, I'll just stitch and continue to make stuff.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SAQA dream collection 'Stitch'

The stitch is the thing! I love hand work, and when I see it on a quilt, it's big points. All of these lovelies are included in SAQA's upcoming fund raising auction, taking place in September.

Here's a link to the whole collection. Beautiful work


Friday, May 23, 2014

The beauty of it all

Just some visual wonderment of this season of changes..

And a ma duck came to roost for a while..

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Emily Dickinson

Today is the anniversary of Emily Dickinson's death. I read her verse, and love her evocations of the human emotions and her penchant for wearing white.

This is a throw back painting I did in the '80's in a life painting class at CSULB.

They shut me up in Prose –
As when a little Girl
They put me in the Closet –
Because they liked me "still" –
Still! Could themself have peeped –
And seen my Brain – go round –
They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason – in the Pound –
Emily Dickinson, c. 1862

Monday, May 5, 2014

DAily PaGes

I am making marks daily, or trying to. Finding something that I've lost along the way. Searching for a light at the end of a long tunnel.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring at last

Color is happening...

Small things in the garden too..

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” 
― Victor HugoLes Misérables

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Color is coming

But there is still snow on the ground. 'Tis ok.

And a little montage of the work going on..most pieces are available in my Etsy shop.


To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The guide

The Guide  mixed media on canvas 30x30"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January here it is.

"Lazarus IV" will be delivered to the University of Mary Washington's art gallery tomorrow for the show "Mid-Atlantic New Paintings". Opening is 23 January, 2014 5-7pm. Fredericksburg Va.

Thursday, December 26, 2013