Sunday, September 13, 2009

the process

I have been experimenting mounting the fiber pieces on a stretcher bar/canvas.. It definitely gives the pieces stability and creates a definite 'edge' . A problem I run into very often when deciding how to hang/finish a piece..

This started as a painting and then fiber/beads/thread and ribbon were added.

I received a 'yes' last week to a show submission to a gallery (yeah!) and was provided with the the 3 juror's comments along with the result. It was very interesting to see the comments written. Of the 5 pieces submitted, each judge like a different piece. I know that is no surprise to the other artists that read this. Subjectivity is something one must accept. No matter how much we kid ourselves. One judges' " like" is another's "hate". Comes with the territory. I did agree with a very thorough review one judge offered. More on this subject soon..

Friday, September 11, 2009


Thou hast vanished from my reach

leaving an impalpable touch in the blue of the sky,

an invisible image in the wind moving

among the shadows.

-"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I've done a few quilts for charity lately, which has been a good way to take a break from the long series I've been working on. This one was for the Susan G. Komen 3day fund raiser for two local ladies here, in F'burg..

36x38" hand and machine stitched, quilted and embellished..

Of course, she has her pink dress blowing in the wind..

A touch of silk ribbon as well. I always love some 3-d elements, as well as some hand stitching..