Friday, May 28, 2010

memorial day

Several years ago my son was in scouts and his troop plus a lot of others, had the task of setting up the luminaria which are lit every Memorial Day, here in Fredericksburg (the 2nd largest military park in the country) on the graves of some 15, 000 soldiers who died in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and surrounding battles. The number is mind boggling, and to see the luminaria lit at night is completely sublime. It is going on again this weekend..

Words really do not explain how powerful the sight is.  I had brought along a camera, as we made our way placing bags/sand and candles, and took several shots of the terraced grave sites. I made a quilt of the day sight of all those bags, flags and graves..

I'd started a nighttime scene as well, also in the works is a quilt of the Sunken Road, a place where a good part of the Battle of Fredericksburg took place..

Thursday, May 20, 2010

current studio/work

All the work going on, and for those who read 'Studios' magazine, a real artist studio, warts and all...

Putting that hand dyed silk to good use..

More silk lovelyness!... now this is my kind of laundry!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

be cause i care..

About beauty, peace and creativity.
above images from ewa i walla, U2, and Anselm Kiefer

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fredericksburg Art Fair

If you are out and about Fredericksburg Va, this weekend, stop by and say Hi!! I've been working very hard on a lot of new things..

Silk dying! Knitting, painting, art quilts

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spring in my garden

Is so awesome! Some blooms to go..
love bearded iris..

pink roses!
And the veggie garden is going too!
a family of chickadees has taken up residence on our deck..

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

to all the mom's out there!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Art inspirations for a rainy Monday, overcoming disappointment, re-kindling the creativity within, making the season of challenges one to come out on the other side strong, convicted and wiser. I wish you all a wonderful Monday.