Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station in NYC has an exhibit of quilts to commemorate its 100th anniversary
here are some photos you may enjoy

Friday, April 18, 2014

Other Peoples Flowers

So lucky to have been included in Crystals' blog for
Found Object Friday-


Leaving Your Mark, a printing workshop

I have too many ideas! Ideas for my work and ideas for workshops.
Can I share my skills when I go crazy with ways to create??
the inked plate
 Yesterday I went to my local fiber group and my friend Judy Marble demonstrated her collagraghy method. This was so much fun I went back into my 'puter to find a folder for a workshop idea I had abandoned.
some tools
Introducing another workshop for paper, fiber or both!
Leaving Your Mark! A Printmaking Experience
Designed to Inspire so you’re Inspired to Design!
            We will experience a wide variety of printing techniques for paper and fabric i.e. natural and found items, ‘fake’ gelatin printing, foam plate, collagraphy, spontaneous mono-printing, simple resists and ‘on a roll’ roller printing.
We will create wonderful layered surfaces for any project or just build your stash.
We add our creations to a simple journal we make the last day.

1-5 days
on Painted Fabric from my Fabric Transformations Workshop
on a T-Shirt

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stabilizer Substitute!

Many of you have written me to find an alternative stabilizer other than the HTC stabilizer I use for my techniques, including the backing on Holographic Images, substrates for molding paste, printing etc.

I have tried OESD brand Heavyweight Cut Away, 10" x 10 yards White
HBC25-10,  #37161  $13.95 from Erica's Sewing Center.
You can buy this product online! link follows...
So far, it paints and takes a transfer beautifully!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Trees to Poles

Always a thrill when a work of mine sells!

Holographic Fiber Collage
An assemblage of manipulated photographs, printed on inkjet fabrics and collaged with hand painted textiles, combining painting and digital media into a one of a kind art piece. Stitched Silk organza, Cotton embedded string, oil stick and paper.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Radical Elements

Radical Elements a SAQA exhibit, at Carfitz Foundation Arts Center in Silver Springs, MD is now open through May 9.
Artists responded to a element on the periodic table. 
My Element: Helium. 
Object: to create a work that references art quilts in unusual materials. 
Materials: Plastic, lightweight-molding paste, inkAID, paint, creatively manipulated digital images, transparent sheet labels and thread.
Techniques: Manipulated Digital Photograph, printed on molding paste using inkAid as a digital ready pre-treatment. Painting on plastic. Printed sheet labels. Creative stitching.
I called mine 'Lighter than Air'. 

            Helium is lighter than air so I wanted to create a work that was very light in appearance & feel. The general ‘go-to’ concept of HE is the buoyant balloon found at fairs and parties. I wanted the finished work to have a plastic-like appearance reminiscent of these airborne ovals.
            To achieve this, I printed a manipulated photograph of fish tank marbles on to sections of inkAID prepared, lightweight molding paste. I choose to de-saturate and elongate the photo creating the oval shapes. To me, that felt like the shapes were expanding and beginning to float, emphasizing the element’s nature.
Once printed, each section was mounted on to used painter’s plastic that once served as a table protector.
            I wanted to allow some of the painterly patterns on the drop cloth appear though the photograph, creating a physical merged image. To achieve that, the top sections of the work were printed on transparent sheet labels, adhered, painted and sewn.

The effect helps to realize that lighter than air feeling.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Rocks are Smiling

"he's shown me how to kneel at the beauty of a lichen-covered stone." Robert Genn

Monday, March 31, 2014

Puzzle Mini Quilt Samples

 Finally getting some samples for an upcoming Cruise Workshop, next year, leaving NYC 2/28/2015
 working with fabric and black and white fabric photos
 working up attachment ideas
 loose backings
 twig holders

Loading up on Spirit

running on the spirits edge- here's Paulus reading a poem by Mary Oliver.
A favorite poet.
Nature sprite.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

York Hospital Exhibit

This summer I was honored with an exhibit at the York Hospital in ME
 Most of the work were new collages.

Niche Finalist 2014

Two Works were selected again this year- Dawn Fire & Flown

Any Given Moment- Moment Collage Series

Plastic, paper, digital cloth, fabric, text and stitching. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

a poem from dawn

Frozen World

Morning light creeps slowly over the hilltop
Deep blues paint the way for rosy kisses

Laid on snowy mounds
Piled at the edge of my heart.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Take the Moment- Moment Collage Series

Tulip petal, painted paper, fabric, inkjet print and encaustic medium

Thursday, February 27, 2014


         Interplay: Digital Mixed Media at Cotuit Center, MA
          Sacred Threads, Visions, CA 'Brainstorms'
          SAQA Auction

        Pushing the Surface, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum OH
          31st Annual New Legacies, Colorado
         Art Quilts Lowell, MA
         Whistler Museum, MA
         "An Exquisite Moment"- Juried invitational Dinner at Eight- International Quilt Festival CA, TX
          WCA exhibits- The Spice of Life & Threshold
          Innovations in Fiber Art VI-Fiber Show Sebastopolus CA

         Quilts=Art=Quilts Schweinfurth, NY
          Fiber Revolution African Tour
          League of NH Crafts Sunappe Fair and Members show

       Niche Finalist
       Honorable Mention Infinity Art Quilts
         Honorable Mention Whistler Museum, MA

        Pages Magazine- Repurposed Greetings
        Cutting Edge Art Quilts, Mary Kerr

           Fabric Surface Design, Cheryl Rezendes

           Bound Catalog, a WCA NYC exhibit
           SAQA Journal
Upcoming Workshops

Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2014
Columbus, OH- May 26- June 8
TWO 5 day workshops!
Holographic Memories and More
Creating Textured Photographs
And a 2 day workshop- Stalking the Wild Print

Holographic Memories and More
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops     Dec 4-7
            Complete an innovative 3-D effect, Holographic Image, from your own photograph, painted fabric and photo-silk screened image. This unique presentation will amaze your friends and is so much fun to create! Each student will mount and finish a 12x14 piece.
Some pre-workshop image preparation.
Greenville, NY 12083

delightful hand painted fab fabric

sales blog

Why I Wake Early

Hello, sun in my face.

Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety–
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.

by Mary Oliver

Take the Moment- Moment Collage Series

Coffee grounds, painted paper, fabric, inkjet printout, encaustic medium.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Moment by Moment- Moment Collage Series

Paper, tissue, inkjet printout, embedded string, paint, medium

Be in the Moment- Moment Collage Series

Paper, fabric, under cloth collage, inkjet print outs, paint and stitching 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Moment of Zen- Moment Collage Series

Paper, tissue, sewn fabric, text, inkjet print out, paint, ink & encaustic medium
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