Sunday, October 31, 2010


Amber ale catches and concentrates the sun.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I think there are at least 3 layers of reflection going on in this photo. Through the bus window, agisnt the building window and back aginst the bus window again.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Line dance

Study in Blue

I was in an old industrial building yesterday that had layers and layers of paint and plaster on the walls. I love that the part that was painted was this vibrant blue against all the whites and ochres of the rest of the wall.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


The sunset a few nights ago was extraordinary. The clouds glowed against the darkening sky and then the wispy dark clouds came drifitng by.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Red gold leaves

I got all the leaves scanned in quickly, before they start to lose the tones and markings. I think these are going to be great once I get them blown up and look at them closely. I scanned about 20 of these so I will have lots to choose from for future pieces.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leaf Pick Up

Yesterday was a great day for picking up fall leaves for future projects!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Art in Embassies Program

I had a nice surprise this week! I had applied to the Art In Embassies program sometime back and hadn't heard anything. But this week I was contacted by the curator of the program to include  Reflections, Burano, Italy, var. 2 in the 2.5 year exhibition for the official U. S. Embassy residence in Vientiane, Laos. She wrote:

 " We are interested in focusing on fiber works as there is a strong textile tradition in Laos, as well as on water imagery, as the Mekong River is the life blood of the country. Your work, and particular your Reflections series, seems to be a perfect fit for the project."

After thinking about it for a nanosecond I said yes. I am thrilled and honored to be included and am reminded that getting your work out there may take time but good things can happen in unexpected times and ways!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Linden Leaf Rag

The full photo of the Linden Leaf Rag.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Linden Leaf Rag, detail 2

Each of these leaves is about 18-20 inches in height and the entire peice (see tomorrow) is about 6 feet across.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Linden Leaf Rag

This is a detail from my piece - Linden Leaf Rag that is currently on display at my solo exhibit, Summer's End, at the Arboretum in Madison. I have been picking up various leaves this week to press and save for future projects and it reminded me that I had not put this work up yet on the blog.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Double take

Larry's bifocals were laying on the counter with the west sun coming thorugh the window and it created this wonderful shaodw picture. I love what the bifocal lens does creating a little window area. The whole photo makes you do a double take!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shape Shifitng

This spinning lightbulb has shape shifted in it's shadow. I tried to take sevral shots as it spun around and made myself dizzy. Seems to be the theme of the day - I have been sewing miles of satin stich on my Birch Forest peice and I need to go outside and look into the distance awhile to recuperate!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Exclamation point

I could not plan photos like these - it is just luck to happen upon them and recognize that they make me see the world with new eyes.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Another construction fencing photo looks like a buttoned sweater and /or an hourglass to me!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I took a whole series of photos of this  fencing around a construction site because the holes where it had split or peeled back were interesting  as shapes, as a view into another world and as an abstract design. More photos tomorrow!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Decorating

Time for fall foliage, gourds, pumpkins to be out. The colors are rich and vibrant this year.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birch Bark

I am embellishing my latest art cloth piece (tentatively titled Birch Forest) with a needle felter through the silk/hemp fabric. I like that it is creating the look of holes or breaks in the birch bark pattern. I have 7 panels to do so this will be a project!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shadow patterns

I love the color of this building - the late afternoon sunllight just made it glow and how could I resist "B" shaped shadows?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Life lines

I am back from a good week at Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, TX. OUr Mastery Program group met and worked for 6 days. We will be having an exhibit in San Antonio next spring so there is lots to be done. While there I got to take photos of things I don't see here. This was a very large elelphant ear leaf ( I think!). I like that the large veins are in red - reminded me of our own blood system!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall color is arriving

Today as I work on fall cleanup of the garden I stop to take photos of the various plants. This Tiger Eye sumac has every shade of fall color imaginable from orange to red to chartreuse.

Grass light

The fountain grasses in my back yard are at their very best right now. Thye glow inn the suna gainst the dark green grass and foliage.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Black, white and gray

I think the bands of monchromatic color in this photo are beautiful and it could lend itself to a wonderful art quilt interpretation.