Friday, June 15, 2007

new blog address

My blog has moved to my web site. I haven't gotten the code corrected for the ring yet so here's the link!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

end of the month

We're here in lovely Colorado. I've been here a week, doing lecture and workshop for the Front Range Group. Michael flew down yesterday; his family has a reunion today. Tomorrow we drive home. It's been busy and wonderful. A day trip to Boulder, a day trip to Denver and galleries, in between some intense time in the workshop. I learned a lot!
It will be a treat to be home for almost a month. Studio time!!!
meanwhile, this is a test to see how having my blog on my website actually works. see you soon.

Monday, May 14, 2007

up for air

it's been waaay too long hasn't it. if you are reading, thank you for your patience. There's not much worse than a static blog.

I'm sitting in an airport, yet again, waiting for a plane, yet again, but on my way home until the weekend, then off to Colorado for a week.
I have nice long stretches at home across the Summer, will be in the studio, in the gardens and perhaps avoiding the office as much as possible.
(the paperwork piles up whether I deal with it or not. Why not take a deliberate break?)

The traveling has taken me to wonderful and exciting places the last while. There hasn't been time to process all the wonderful elements - architecture, people, landscape, music, food and so much more. I look forward to seeing how things percolate to the surface.

be well.
do more work!

Monday, February 12, 2007

snowed in

41.5" h x 14.5" w
with two details

last week i found this fabric in my cupboard and began stitching. No plan, no pre-conceived notions; just stitching out and drawing in a little at a time. It was a cathartic experience.
My method with this type of work is to stitch on the whole cloth, then go in with color. It's a circling back to my adventures with paint, paper and canvas: a process that feels like coming home.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

catching up in the studio

In between sorting and pitching and trying to reorganize my work space, I have seen my way back to work. Still working very small, but still working.

meadow fragment 12.5 x 9"

spill 9.25 x 25"
a dark little piece. I played with texturing the surface in a number of ways including free form pintucking.
The hanging device is cotonwood root.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


the ring code is up and i got my old template back. thanks for the help.

lost in bloggerland

all i tried to do was upgrade. in the process i have lost all sorts of things and can't find the answers to my questions.
what did blogger do with my old template
where is the ring code
how do i go back

any and all help will be most appreciated!

On another note, the studio clear out is stalled. Lots of things went away and i could see my way back to work. I will get back to the clearing out (eventually) and deal with books and magazines. Meanwhile i am happily working on small pieces, my next writing adventure and preparing for a teaching trip.

it helps that the days are getting longer. it is still light at 5:15 now.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Studio Sale, phase 1

there's no room in the studio!
shelves are crammed, surfaces overflowing, work space is minimal.
As far as i know, there are limited ways to get additional space: take over MORE of the house, move to a larger space or get rid of excess. I've already exercised the first option, the second is not likely any time soon, so i am resigned to the third choice.

To that end, I am clearing out my fabric stash. [books and maazines are next.]

It's a studio sale: here's what i have packed up so far:

6 boxes assorted fabrics. [mostly Bali or Hoffman Batiks, some interesting prints]. There's a wide variety in color, value and mood. Beyond the fact that i bought it all, I can make no guarantees as to what is in each box. $90 (OBO) each includes shipping

all fabrics are pre-washed
there are no solids
most of the "cuts" are 1/3 yard, some pieces larger, some smaller

there's also:
1 box with batiks but mostly novelty prints
1 box of scrappy scraps and
1 box of "tidy"scraps.
$75 (OBO) each includes shipping

The boxes are the USPO fixed rate priority boxes, each holds approximately 4.5+ pounds of fabric.
As an added bonus, each box will also include a smallish (postcard size or larger) " lc-w quilted fragment".

email me at and we'll take it from there.

back to clearing shelves.