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Another home for my art online

May 9, 2017

I’m happy to share that I’m now being represented online by American Artwork. I encourage you to check out their beautifully curated site. I’ll also be part of their upcoming print edition of new art work.

Seed Dreaming I

Seed Dreaming I

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New Gallery news

October 6, 2015

I am really honored to announce that my art is now being represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Art in Brattleboro, Vermont. Petey Mitchell and Jim Giddings, both amazing painters themselves have created a beautiful and warm gallery filled with the work of both regionally and nationally known innovative artists.  I’m thrilled to have my work hanging there in such great company! If you are ever in the area, this is one gallery not to miss.

Cultivating Connections II

Cultivating Connections II
31″ x 44″ (approx.)

“Continuity” the commission is done and delivered!

September 2, 2012

After over six months of sketches, redesign, color negotiations and creation, I’m done. I delivered it to my art consultant who brokered this commission and she was very happy! Whew! I named it, “Continuity”.

Continuity

Continuity

(click on the image to see a larger view on my website)

This has been a mighty learning experience for me. I seriously underestimated the time it would take, the stress of creating to someone else’s specifications and how difficult it was to wrestle this baby through a sewing machine! I learned that the constant rough handling and squishing necessary was tough on all the stitching and silk. I had to do a bit of repair work at the end.

But I also learned that I can work this big! And I love the visual impact of this grander scale! I learned that the pressure of creating a commission focused me and kept me working with very little of my usual dithering.

Would I do it again? Yes! But I would charge significantly more and I would negotiate things like color preferences much differently.

Now to rebuild my design wall and percolate ideas for my next project…

Ten day sale starts on Friday

November 29, 2011

My  Thank you Friends and Fans Sale will offer 16 of my wall hangings at steeply discounted prices ONLY available to folks on my mailing list and only for 10 days.

Not yet on my list? Join by using the link on this page (see it there on the right?) I’ll send you the link to access my sale site on Friday morning.

Cellular Dance I

Cellular Dance I

Thank You Fans and Friends Sale!

November 12, 2011

This once a year sale starts Friday, December 2nd and ends Sunday,  December 11th.
10 days    •   15%-30% off    •   MANY pieces (including those below)
Only open to those on my mailing list!
Join my mailing list to get in on the sale-click the link near the top right on this page.

Cellular Dance

Cellular Dance

 

Map of Memory

Map of Memory

Sale opportunity ahead

October 22, 2011

I’m planning to launch a limited time sale in the next month. It’s a way of giving back to my supporters! The sale will only be open to folks on my mailing list.

If you’re not yet on it, click the link near the right hand top of this page and join!

Nailed it!

October 9, 2011

I looked forward to my Artist Talk last Thursday evening at the Brattleboro Museum with a mixture of excitement and dread-mostly excitement. The process of creating and organizing a slide show that would best allow me to explain my process was daunting but valuable. Being forced to articulate my somewhat meandering creative process was a healthy exercise and actually gave me some new perspective on my work.
How and why does a series get started and continue? What about cellular imagery fires up my imagination? How do I put these babies together?

Before the talk-me on the right.

Before the talk-me on the right.

It was a full house which made me happy. Once I got started, I relaxed and was able to enjoy the experience! It helped to get a few initial laughs (you’d think I was a stand up comic-but that’s how I was raised…humor is important).

During the talk

During the talk

Lots of great questions from the audience which included students from a local college fiber arts class!

Viewing the exhibit

Viewing the exhibit

So very pleased with the whole experience!

A busy art filled summer ahead

April 8, 2011

I finally sat down with a calendar to plot out all the upcoming shows and events that my art will be a part of. It was feeling overwhelming and too much for my small brain to keep tabs on but now it all seems doable and exciting.

Fundamental Change IV

Fundamental Change IV

Here are some of the highlights:

Gallery in the Woods-I’m part of a 3 person show at this unique Brattleboro, Vermont gallery. Happening now!

got art?-Have you heard of the annual Strolling of the Heifers parade, an event to celebrate Vermont’s dairy tradition? Well it’s grown into a huge all day pun-filled affair with tens of thousands of visitors descending on Brattleboro. My fellow artists at Brattleboro West Arts will present a 3 day only exhibit at a downtown gallery space. Lots of luscious art. All dairy-free!      June 3-5

Vermont Quilt Festival-Look for my work as part of a special show of contemporary fiber artists.       June 24-26

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center-My solo show!! Ten never before displayed pieces!           July-October

So there will be lots of shipping and hanging and de-cathairing and postering and schmoozing with folks in my future! Life’s good.

I’m November’s Featured Artist

November 2, 2010

…on the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) website! Well, actually I’m joined by my fellow featured artist, Hsin-Chen Lin which is an honor itself.  She was the main organizer of the wonderfully successful Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition in 2009 and makes beautiful fiber art. I was invited to send a piece to that show and was happy to be a part of it.

The Spaces Between V

The Spaces Between V

I’ve been a member of SAQA for at least 5 years and it has over 2400 members worldwide. It’s been an ongoing rich source for answers to the many questions that come up for me about art business, career and techniques.

What a great Studio Tour weekend!

September 28, 2010

I’m so so glad I was a part of this very successful open studio tour. I really didn’t know what to expect. What I didn’t at all expect was how amazing it was to have the opportunity to talk to the over 150 visitors who came through! They asked interesting questions and shared their own stories. There was also, of course, lots of marketing (mini MOO cards were a big hit) and a number of sales, too. But, honestly, the connections I made with people made all the prep work well worth it.

Seeing so much of my work up at once was wild! Having the opportunity to talk about my art (to an interested audience!) was a bonus-it gave me a chance to reflect about choices I’ve made and paths that I want to explore further.

Here’s what the space I used at my good friend’s newly restored early 19th century house looked like without all the people:

studio tour view 1

I did informal demos of fusing and free motion stitching.
Through the doorway you can see the line of hand dyed silk I was selling.

studio tour view 2

studio tour view 2

I had made a number of smaller mounted pieces for the studio tour. It was good to have some more affordable art available.

view 3

view 3

I will definitely be a part of this  again next year!