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Monday, March 13th, 2017

Well, I haven’t been anywhere, but I have been busy, busy. We had a visit from our California peeps at the end of February. We had lots of fun family time together. Here is Paige at OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry).

I also got wrapped up in getting my resist piece done. First, I made the letters, using some snow dyed fabric in my stash.

Then I cut up a whole bunch of my pink and fuschia fabric to make one of my collaged backgrounds.

I used some of my own photos and found other copyright free photos on Flicker of the Women’s March in January. I printed these on Jacquard ExravOrganza sheets.

I collaged and fused them to the pink background. It is now ready to be trimmed and backed and quilted! I am quite happy with it. I am going to tweak the colors in the resist a bit with some paint or color pencil.

Here is a detail shot with a photo of Mr C and I.

As you know, I share studio space with my daughter. She is amassing quite a body of work.

The other thing I have done is finish samples for my wool stitching class at Trinity Cathedral.

The first class was last Wednesday. I have two young boys, 8 and 10, a teen-age girl, 3 guys, and several women. My assistant got sick so it was a bit daunting to work with everyone by myself. They had a bit of a problem getting the idea of making a freezer paper pattern for each part of their chosen object even though I demonstrated it with the piece I am making along with them!! It was fun and time flew by.

 

 

 

Trip to Upstate New York

Friday, August 12th, 2016

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Last week, we flew to Syracuse, NY so that I could attend my 60th high school reunion and touch base with my family. This photo was taken on our first night there. My sister lives on Little York Lake and we took their pontoon boat out for a sunset cruise.

The next day, I met up with 6 of my bff’s from high school for a cruise on the mail boat on Skaneatlas Lake. It was a small boat with tables and chairs so that we could have our lunch. It was fun to watch the delivery of mail to cottages along the lake. The girls at this camp come out and do a dance for their mail.

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After the boat cruise, my sister and I headed to Auburn so that I could check out the SDA exhibit, Transgressing Traditions, at the Schweinfurth Art Center. I took photos of some of my favorite pieces. The exhibit consisted of very avant garde art pieces. I loved looking at each one and marveling at the creativity that went into the making of them.

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This piece was not so innovative as it was beautiful, layers of printing by Elizabeth Odiorne. Here is a detail:

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This piece by Diane Siebels was copiously hand stitched. I forgot to write down the title.

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Here is a detail:

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This wonderful piece is by Amy Meisner, called Inheritance. She used abandoned needlepoint, vintage doilies, cotton velvet, silk organza, wool. Click any image to see larger.

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I have no idea who did this whimsical piece with pins, needles and safety pins.

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I am a huge fan of Judith Content’s shibori kimonos so I had to have my photo taken with it.

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This piece by Georgia Roswell is made from strips of discarded textiles. See the detail for a better idea of the construction.

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I loved the graphic quality of this piece. It is all computer generated and printed on polyester and quilted!! By Russ Little.

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This piece is so lovely and so organic. It is by Andrea Huffman and consists of  variety of textiles and is hand stitched.

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There is so much more to see in this exhibit. Click Here for a link to a video of the show.

Continuing with my trip! On Saturday, my little high school class had a picnic. There were 36 in my class in a very rural town in upstate New York. Here are the 17 of us who attended.

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On Sunday, my sister and brother-in-law hosted a family gathering. Jim made us a fantastic feast of clams, lobster tail, shrimp, kielbasa,  potatoes and corn. So delicious.

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We got home on Monday but I have been busy catching up.

On the Road to CA

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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Here we are in California for the night. We really enjoyed the trip in the new Mercedes, such a difference from the Prius which we did not like for long trips. I made it to the Grants Pass Art Museum and even walked up the stairs which went on forever. I took the elevator down. Photography was not allowed but I snuck in a couple of long shots.

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I had to get a close up of Terry Grants Camas Prairie, which I love. The quilt next to it is by Cynthia St. Charles. It has lots of wonderful surface design.

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I got to see two views of my new knee when I checked in with my Surgeon this morning.

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Ok, it has been a long and busy day for me. Time to crash

This and That

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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It has been an interesting few days since I last posted. I had all good intentions of celebrating my 11th blogiversary, but life got in the way. On Friday morning, Mr C had a TIA or mini-stroke and I spent a couple of days running back and forth from the ER and the hospital. It was minor and he recovered very quickly, but it was scary for a time.

Up above is a snippet of an old piece that I did for my Israel trip solo show, a few years ago. It is about the graffiti on the Palestinian side of the security wall. I thought it would work well for the SAQA turmoil show, but it was not quite big enough so I am mounting it on black dupioni silk. I quite like it. I think it gives it more presence.

Last night, Mr C and I had the fun experience of attending a chocolate tasting party with our friends who took a chocolate class at the London Cordon Bleu when they were living there. We had six different chocolates, 3 from France and 3 from Portland. They had varying amounts of cacao.

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We were given sheets to keep notes on aroma, taste, texture and finish.

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There was only one chocolate from Portland that we liked: Moonstruck. All of the French chocolates were divine.

After the tasting adventure, we got to dip our own truffles in tempered chocolate. Here is the tempering machine with the luscious chocolate.

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Here are my truffles. I like the little swirls I got on the tops.

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Cheryl packaged them up for us to take home.

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Paige wants a purple sweater with Winnie the Pooh. I found a pattern and picked up the yarn, yesterday.

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An Oldie But Goodie Gets a Chance

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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One of the favorite quilts that I have ever made, XXOO, was accepted into Fantastic Fibers at the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY. I entered it on a whim last month thinking that it was time for it to get out in the world again. I am so excited to be in the prestigious fiber art show. Wish I could go to the opening, but that is about when I will be having knee replacement — April 9 through June 4th.

I am having a busy week and trying to pace myself. I had High Fiber Diet meeting this afternoon, SAQA in the morning and then I start teaching a printing on textiles class at Trinity for 5 weeks, tomorrow night. I hope to have some fun pictures to post.