Sunday, October 31, 2010


Not my favorite holiday, but I LOVED it as a kid. Who can argue?, candy, out past dark, dressing up. Some lovely, fall weather here lately, I've managed acceptance into the FCCA's Dec/Jan show, "Small Wonders" with this piece.. sorry the pictures are amatuer, I'll clean them up later.. It's "Stone" Hand and machine quilted, appliqued, and sewn. Made with hand dyed and commercial fabrics and floss..

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New paintings..

Was happy to spend time in the studio lately, and a productive time it has been..
"Home" Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20x20"

"Refuge"  Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 20x20"

I love finding unexpected things in my jungle/garden.. a few nests, a few blooms still clinging to summer..all wonderful, simple things.
And because I love Cate Blanchete so..
Did she win an award for her portrayal of Elizabeth I ? She was amazing.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a slight pause.

Well, I"ve got 6 weeks to examine my gracefullness (NOT!) and a new canvas to create on..

After a lovely afternoon of boating w/the hubby, I managed to step onto an extremely slick boat ramp and well, here I am..
It's ok, and it could be worse. July. or August or snow or or.. I can still move around w/crutches, and just how lame is my upper body strength, anyway. (pretty lame)
Here's a little mental break, then, some more beauty to ponder..

last of the summer blooms

a nesting sort of mind..

two very graceful people, who know not to step onto a slippery, muddy boat ramp. I believe this is Heathcliff and Cathy..

Friday, October 15, 2010

I need some peace so..

Here are some images that make me happy.
A great wabi sabi tea bowl

Anselm Kiefer's work

Jane Campion's wonderful movie "Bright Star"

My hand dyed silk scarfs hanging out to dry. Peace.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Baltimore Inner Harbor Art Festival

My last outdoor show of the season is tomorrow and Sunday in Baltimore. The tent is set up, 4 brand new quilts going up, a slew of new hand dyed silk stuff, and no bad weather predicted.. all is well :D.  If you find yourself in B-town stop by and say Hi.. 


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Going to Sierra Leone!

I registered some of my quilts with the "Art in the Embassies" program, and low and behold they want one! How cool is that? So "Ancient Light" will be on her way to Sierra Leone soon.. Bon Voyage.  Read here about the "Art in the Embassies" program..

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A wave of color

Like a wave of the sea..

One of my submissions to "Quilt National" that got passed over.  I really enjoyed making this one and spent hours and hours on it. Definitely going to persue the 'water in motion' theme in the future.
Hand and machine made with hand dyed cotton and silk. Hand and machine quilted, appliqued, embroidered and embellished. 40x38"