Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I am easily influenced by the world around me. I make an effort to take myself outside.

Taking the time to take the time, to go outside. Reflection brings new insights and perceptions. Clarity resumes. Creative ideas are given the opportunity to percolate up from the unconscious.

This returns to my art in both representational and abstract forms.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Today a group of good friends and fellow fiber artists, went to the Boston Museum of Fine Art. We went to view Ed Rossbach's fiber art. Fantastic! He uses bark, and plastic, photo transfers and gourds; combinations of found materials in unexpected and oddly soothing ways. We wondered into various other sections of the museum like a short time travel experience, revisiting old masters and simulating contemporary work, enjoying the serendipitous experience of cultures joining and coming full circle. We ended our visit, touched by art and each other's good humor.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I have 2 studios, one at my home and the other in a reborn mill, Rollinsford, NH- all artists- divine!! I use my mill studio for meetings, gallery displays, workshops, and as a wet studio.

This is my very first studio. My home is an old cape from 1779 and my first studio was in it's 'borning' room, where women had their children. This page is from Ellwyn Hayslips's book Your Career in Crafts.

My at home studio is used for business, work completion and digital processes.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fiber Heaven

I took a lovely workshop at the 2007 SDA conference in Kansas City, MO. Now that is fiber heaven! If you ever can go, I highly recommend it. I took Art as Quiet. Here's a quote from our instructor, Susan Hammond West.

Be there for yourself.
Be there for your art.
Be there before your art.

One of my pieces from the workshop.

SAQA and SDA will have a joint conference in Philadelphia in April. Needless to say, I will be there.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Niche Awards and back again

The Niche Awards by the Rosen Craft Show are truly the Academy awards of Arts and Crafts! It was so exciting to see the show and be there for the ceremony. The piece I entered was a manipulated photograph of the floor in my studio. I use the filters in Photoshop until I like the result. Then I divide it and print the sections. The amount depends on the image or my energy level. Here is a detail of Bird in Arms and the image of the studio floor that I used to create the fabric from.

I love playing with images and printing. Quilting or adding stitching is like drawing on top of them. It adds accents and textures. Sew FUN!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Philadelphia or Bust

Off to the Niche Awards at the Rosen Philadelphia Craft Show. Can this former NJ girl navigate the traffic?? We shall see. The piece up for the award is a manipulated digital photograph I printed onto cotton broadcloth with my Epson 2400. The quilting lines are an integral part of the final design. Can you guess what is was a photograph of?? I'll tell you next time!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

QA TV appearance

A brand new show, Quilting Arts, named after it’s
predecessor, Quilting Arts Magazine is featuring
creative fiber artists on their new show. Wen Redmond
demonstrated her innovative fiber technique,
Holographic Images. Her technique uses the computer to
print her fiber photographs into unique 3-D images.
The show will also host a virtual Quilting Arts
Festival in the future, where you can take Wen’s

The new show began airing on Public Television
nationwide this past December. Contact your local PTV
networks to pick up the show.
Wen’s work can be seen on
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