Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

thankfulness..

I'm loving Valerie's 'Thankfulness project' what wonderful, tactile way of  expressing our thankfulness.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

More moving water

"A story is like water"  fiber  hand and machine quilted,stitched and embroidered. 37x30" available.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

my fiber work


my fiber work
Originally uploaded by Lorie McCown
a small sampling of stitches I have laid down on cloth and paper.

Friday, January 7, 2011

FCCA show preview..

Here are some shots of my show at the FCCA in Fredericksburg Va. Opening is tonight 6-8:30pm and goes through the end of January.. it's a mix of new paintings and art quilts.









I made 4 element dresses, air, water, earth, sky. A slightly selfish symbol of the clothing I used to sew. Old habits don't die, they just become art pieces. I enjoyed making them, and breaking away from squares and rectangles. I'm exploring the art quilt/sculpture form, I love the idea of it.

                                               "My earth dress"            .. can you see it?


"My air dress"  wonderful hand dyed fabrics and ribbons.


                               "My fire dress" and "My water dress"  again, countless stitching hours spent on these.

I really enjoyed working on this show. To anyone who is in a show, START EARLY! It takes 10x more time than you think in will to do. On top of that, I broke my ankle in early October, so I was becoming quite clever at scooting around my chair from easel to work table.  I was not quite done hanging when I took these, no tags etc.. but I have a tendency to forget to take the pictures.  All pieces are for sale and will hang all January at the FCCA.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

...and more to see

after months of house neglect, christmas-y things and countless hours spent in my cold hole studio..

a forest fire..


seeds sewn by the wind


and a stroll through the grass

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Solo January show..

Is finally getting hung tomorrow, I'll post a bunch of stuff, here and on my facebook page.. a few previews..

Equal parts new paintings and fiber art quilts.. PLUS an installation of 4 'dresses' !!

                     "Benevolent Field"  acrylic on canvas            30x30"


"On the riverbank"    acrylic on canvas         12x12"