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This and That

Monday, March 11th, 2013


Do any of my readers remember this piece. It is a 12 x 12 quilt that I made for one of the challenges. I made two and this one was voted out. I have always loved it. The SDA members show for the conference in June specifies a 12 x 12 quilt mounted on a gallery frame. I think this will be perfect for San Antonio. I named it Fiesta back when I made it. I am going to paint the frame to complement the quilt. The deadline is April 1 along with several other deadlines around the same time. What else is new.

There is not much new to report around here. I have spent the day cleaning house and doing laundry, preparing for a visit from Jane Davila, who is coming to lecture and teach for my guild. Can’t wait to spend a few days with this talented woman.

This week-end, I printed a bunch of name-tags for my guild on Lutradur. This is Portland and I think we should have reusable nametags. Members can write their name on the name tag and turn it in at the end of the meeting to pick up again at the next one.



I have a couple of ho hum drawings.

drawing 3-10-13


drawing 3-11-13

I am not sure how much blogging I will do in the next few days as I will be busy.


Catch-up Day

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Sometimes, I like to challenge myself to make a composition in 5 minutes. I reach into my fused scraps, grab piece of fabric and just do it. I don’t want to over think it. So, feeling a bit worn out tonight, I did this quicky fiber sketch.

This morning, I overslept a bit and then the game was on because I had a guild committee meeting here at 10 am. I did a bunch of errands, three loads of laundry, packed up the t-shirts to send them to New York and then did the farmer’s market run.

I always feel exhausted around dinner time. Then, I head down to my office and studio and have a burst of energy and often get some of my best work done. Today, on Face Book, I posted: A woman’s work is never done…especially if she takes time out to make art. I find that on many days, I get caught up in the day to day stuff and the evenings are my only uninterrupted time to create.

I have been cutting leaves from the lutradur. I love the color variation and the texture of the medium.

I want to say how very much I have enjoyed reading every single comment that has been left. I really am overwhelmed. Tomorrow night, I will do the random number generator and post the winner.


Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

As of 10:30 tonight, 95 people have left a comment, hoping to win Jane’s book. It was so much fun reading all of your comments today. On Friday, I will use a random number generator to announce the winner. So if you are just reading my blog today, you still have time to leave a comment on yesterday’s blog for a chance to win Jane Dunnewold’s new book, Art Cloth.

I was so tired after dinner tonight that I thought I could not possibly do a fiber sketch. I printed out my leaf templates on freezer paper and played some solitaire on the computer. I went into the studio to iron the freezer paper to the painted lutradur and I suddenly wanted to use some of the lutradur for a sketch. I titled it summer. By the way, I cut out some leaves and the lutradur is going to be perfect.

This morning, I washed out the dyeing that I did yesterday. Got some great results with the t-shirts. The fabric was less than spectacular.

I used a cool black dye for this shirt – you can see the blues that have shown up.

For several of the shirts, I used chocolate brown and teal — I really like this combo.

Here is another version of the teal and brown for Mia.

This is some cheese cloth that got dunked in the black dye. I like this.

This is another piece done with teal and chocolate brown. I think this will bee really cool for discharging.

I love this wacky piece. I hung the fabric on the clothes line and poured various leftover dyes on to the fabric ala Robbi Eklow. I love a piece of fabric like this that can be cut up and used in compositions. There are many fabulous elements to this.

Joining  me in the studio was my faithful assistant, Scooter. He remains calm, cool and collected through it all.

Working in a Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 20th, 2008


This is what it looked like outside today, but I felt like this:


I had so much fun in my studio.

My first item of business was to make a screen for the glue to add foil to the dome. This is the best way to foil, using a stencil or some other method to manage the glue. I wanted to just do some highlights. Here is the screen and the glue test on muslin.


Here is the dome photo after I trimmed it and glued it to felt batting.


Here is the test foil:


Looks good to me. Here is the real deal. You can see that I have started quilting the wall.


I finished the  Bet Sha’an ruins piece. I decided that I did not want to sandwich it with batting so I painted some canvas for the background.


Here is the piece finished: stitched to the canvas with some thread painting.


All photos are clickable. You can see more snow photos on my Flickr site.

Not Much Quilting Done Today

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Here is the print I did today. For this one, I used the Golden white ground. I am really impressed with the quality of the photo on this media. This is a photo of Roman ruins at Bet Sha’an, one of the favorite that we visited.


I used some leftover lutrtradur that was only 9 inches wide and sliced the photo for printing. the resulting print is about 17 inches by 14 inches.

I spent the morning finishing my Christmas cards and got them in the mail. I spent some time printing another photo on Lutradur and then Steph called and asked if she could bring M & M over while she and Jack did some shopping. Of course! I did a quick Trader Joe’s run and spent the rest of the day doing what I love, hanging with the grands. We had cocoa and cookies. We lit the fire in the fireplace, played Christmas music and had a couple of games of Uno. Mia was absorbed with her new IPod – her birthday gift from her mom and dad. After Jack and Steph returned, I made burritos with left over pork loin.

Here is our portrait taken with the IBook photobooth.


We are expected to get another dousing of cold weather and snow for the next two days so I will be able to fit in some studio time. If the weather is ok, we may travel across the river and through the woods to Terry’s open house. That would be great!