Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just for today

Because today has been an exceptionally trial-filled day, I want to reverse this. So for the first 5 people to comment on this post will receive something hand made from me. A freebie. Because I believe the universe works this way.
Please email your address to me, , and I will get it to you. The bad ju ju ends now.

The wave of goodness is going to wash over us!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

a quiet time for now

Still working daily, although my photo taking has slacked off. I'm trying to limit the online time, and photo editing really does eat up a lot of time. Good to keep track of the work, though, since my brain tends to forget these days.

 Watching the blooms start to do their thing. And taking in the season of change and growth. New work postings soon. A small sample of work going on . Mostly textile and paint.

..and some new growth here too.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Farewell by Lorie McCown
Farewell a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

Working on smaller works lately, as well as in the painting studio. Spring finally seem to be here, so farewell to winter.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Then he found the sea

Then he found the sea by Lorie McCown
Then he found the sea a photo by Lorie McCown on Flickr.

Because it looks very watery out there today..

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Up for auction..

A traditonal quilt I did is up for auction for a worthy cause, if you are so inclined, here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

a bit of textile history for a friday.

I had the great pleasure of seeing this in person, back in the 1990's. It's enormous. It's about 230 feet (yes) long. It's in amazing condition, considering it's 970 years old, and a textile. The Bayeux Tapestry is really not a tapestry, but a long, narrative embroidery. It documents the battle of Hastings in 1066, and was commissioned and made shortly after that. If you'd like to read more, there is a nice link here.

Monday, March 7, 2011


How do you feel about pure abstraction? I'm finding it very hard to completely eliminate any sort of narrative from my work. I always want to go beyond the form/line/color formal  elements of art making. Always. So since I'm uncomfortable with this style, as my year of stretching my boundries continue, I am tackling this one. So how does..

Mark Rothko's work do for you (not his life, now, just his work)..


Jackson Pollock's work... or

How about Richard Diebenkorn's work? 

Friday, March 4, 2011


At last! Here are a few pieces I've been working on. Smaller, this time.

This is 'Farewell"  about 14x20 with a lot of hand dyed fabrics.

and a detail..

Looking forward to first Fridays at the galleries tonight! Looks like some good are to view here and here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Viewpoints" National show entry

New piece that was juried into "Viewpoints" National show at the FCCA, here in Fredericksburg. Looks like a lot of great art. I'm looking forward to First Fridays!  "Do as I say" is about 36x52", fiber and fabric, hand and machine quilted, appliqued and embroidered.