Friday, August 22, 2014

For Lucy

My friend of 50 plus years, Lucy, died yesterday after a year long struggle with assorted problems.  Here are a few pictures of us in happy times - our trip on the Silk Road in 2006 - celebrating during the year of our 60th birthdays. She and Barry and I went to college togheter and remained friends all these years.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Failed trial

I had this vision of shaping this piece of digially printed cloth with Fossshape.  But it is a total failure. I have to think about what I thought was going to happen versus what DID happen. I always think that the failed pieces end up leading you somewhere new and more exciting....but not always. Sometimes it is just a dud idea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Special Exhibits this Weekend

Come by this Friday, August 22 to see special exhibits, new scarves and new art quilts!

SAQA 25th Anniversary Trunk Show and the
Surface Design Association Swatch Collection

On August 22 I will be having a display at my studio of 50 small quilts from the 25th Anniversary Collection of the Studio Art Quilt Associates as well as 50,  12 x 12 inch examples of many different techniques from the Surface Design Association. Come out and enjoy seeing a panoply of interesting techniques, designs and beautiful patterns.

There are several ways to see the displays –

Opportunity #1
At the combined meeting of the Wisconsin and Illinois SAQA and SDA members that will be held at my studio from 1-4 pm on Friday, August 22. You are welcome to come as a guest to the meeting and learn more about both of these organizations. We would love to have you! Please RSVP to if you plan to come.

Opportunity #2
Also on August 22 from 6-9 pm the collections will be on display in Studio 205H during 4th Friday at the Starline Gallery, 400 Front St, Harvard, IL.

Opportunity #3
On Saturday, August 23, from 1-3 pm the display will be at the Woodstock Public Library at 414 W Judd St, Woodstock, IL 60098 Phone:(815) 338-0542.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Golden Veins, another variation

Another variation in the Golden Veins series. This is a detail wtih cracks and textures added. Still working out the overall construction. Original image was a tree ring pattern. Adding texture with puff additive. It has potential!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Golden Veins, variation 5 detail

I am working on a new piece of art cloth - heavy silk noil discharged and overprinted with labyrinths.  It is going tobe part of the Golden Veins series but it still needs lots of work and hand stitching.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Color Ways

Going back to my reflection photos from Venice to build a set of prints for upcoming exhibit.  I think this one works well - color, pattern, movement, light.  One down, 8 to go.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kaleidoscope pictures again (yes again)

 I have been working with these images again to try and decide whether to print them for a display or not.  I think I shot too many! Every time I go through them I get bogged down  looking at too many and can't decide on what group to use.  Maybe it's time to start over.