Saturday, October 31, 2009


Wind swirls madly,
a mass of color,
challenging me to fly.
Fly like the leaves 
or just delight. 

Frosted leaves

Holographic Images-

Multi-level Surface Design/Mixed Media. Original digital image, printed twice for holographic effects. Silk noil, organza, fabrics’ hand dyed, sun printed, painted, or stamped.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather
While I love taking photographs and working them into various pieces of my art, my friend Pat Watts takes wonderful photographs of birds. And my husband is a birdwatcher. So for a gift for him, we collaborated. Pat supplied the photo and I worked it up into a holographic image, an innovative technique I am known for. ( Published in Quilting arts Magazine a couple years ago) It's an eastern phoebe.
The piece is mounted on stretcher bars to allow space for the printed silk organza to create a 3-D image. The fabric frame is painted and sun printer silk noil or raw silk. I went for a soft and sutdle effect, allowing the bird's quirky expression to come forward. I believe the gift was a success.

Friday, October 23, 2009

October Newsletter

October Newsletter Contemporary Art in Fiber
Things are happening fast this fall! When did the leaves change?
Paradise City Exhibit in Northampton Ma was a great success. What a great area.
Picture postcard of Fall in New England.
I am so excited that 2 of my pieces Roots and Tree, a silk organza collage have been juried into the Pen and Brush Gallery's Home is Where the Art Is A Fine Craft and Folk Art Exhibition.
The opening isThursday, October 29th, 4:00 pm: - 7:00pm at the Pen and Brush. between 5th Ave. and University Place Subways: L,N,Q,R,W,4, 5,6 (Union Square) Buses: M1, M3, M6

I heard from 2010 NICHE Awards competition, and my piece entitled “Pause” has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Fiber: Surface Design! This is the Rosen Shows Fine Craft Shows. They also publish American Style magazine!
Thanks to Jill Rumoshosky Werner, I have pictures of 2 of my pieces at the Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009, in Wichita Kansas, Pause and I came Singing. They are on my blog, It is a real pleasure to see part of the show this way. Thanks Jill.
Also, a small photo of Pause was accepted into Eye of the Quilter exhibit in Houston. This is a wonderful piece of fiber photography, a new series that I am exploring. I call it Digital Fiber.
Another piece, Trees Seen, Forest Remembered, is traveling though 2010. It is an impressive schedule.
Winter Tree and Rooted in Matter will be installed at the New Bridge on the Charles Hebrew Senior Life Center, Dedham, MA permanent collection this winter.
Please join me in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center, for the 23rd annual Christmas Festival, Nov 6,7,and 8th, booth 534.

I am so excited and fortunate to be able to make and share my art.
Thank you all for your support!
All the Best and have a terrific Fall,

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Photo Kudo's

Thanks to Jill Rumoshosky Werner, I have pictures of 2 of my pieces at the Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009, in Wichita Kansas. It is a real pleasure to see part of the show this way. Thanks again Jill. ( Pause is large one in center.)
Also, a small photo of Pause was accepted into Eye of the Quilter exhibit in Houston. Thanks Cheryl! (from the quilt art yahoo group) for the link.
Mine is very bottom right. 

Pause was created digitally with several pictures and an overlay of painted fabric.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Creations Shared

I love it when folks send me photos of work they have done after taking a workshop with me or buying my fabric. I recently received an email with a photo of a book covered using my hand created cloth. The hand made book resembles ancient leather. 

I met him at my booth during the recent Paradise City show in Northampton MA. He graciously agreed to let me share his book with my blog readers. I invite more such creations to be published here. Thank You John!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trees to Poles

Taking photos has been an interest since I first laid my hands on a camera. I have shared some from time to time. Many influence my art viva composition, pattern and design. While others become the subject of work. They can be the entire piece or added with silkscreen or collage. And now one can take photos into Photoshop and do amazing things. A new way to create in the 21st century! For this work, called Trees To Poles, I used almost all these techniques. I layered these two photos, below, in Photoshop and used them as my Holographic Image insert. I collaged additional photo elements with painted and pieced fabric.  String was embedded in the layers, which was highlighted with paint sticks afterwards. The piece was finished with stitching.
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