Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stillness in Winter’s Dream

 “Come away from the din.
Come away to the quiet fields
Over which the great sky stretches
and where, between us and the stars
there, in the stillness
let us listen to the voice
that is spreading within us.”
Jerome K. Jerome

Friday, December 16, 2011

silence before the dawn

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully” - Norton Juster
I love to have those quiet times before everyone wakes up and the world starts to spin again. Those are the times I can dip into my soul and remember what is important.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Happy yet?

Stuff your eyes with wonder; live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream." (Ray Bradbury)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Profiled on Textile Study Group of NYC

Profile of NH-based member Wen Redmond, whose work will be in Crossing 
Lines. This is a great way to learn a bit about her process before you see 
her work: 

heart's song

“…..the work is nothing else than the long journeying through the labyrinth of art to find again the two or three simple and great images upon which the heart first opened”. 
- Albert Camus.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Colors swirl behind
my eyelids and
I seek to meld my thoughts
on canvas.
To print the photographs
I see in my mind.
 to imagine.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bursting Out!

WCA-San Diego- Online Exhibit -Bursting Out 

Congratulations! You have been awarded FIRST PLACE for "Whispers of the Positive" by Juror A.Kimberlin Blackburn.

The link to the exhibition is

Sunday, November 27, 2011

PhotoShop Options

Photo of my woods, blended wiht funky edges
 I enjoy layering my photographs in Photoshop to create images that are painterly.
There are a number of blending tools in this digital palette that is similar to the creative process used in any media.
Frosty Grass
sheets of hand made paper
pinlight blend with frosty grass
overlay blend 
another photo used in above blend
frosty grass with soft light blend

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Outside/Inside the Box, Philadelphia!

I got into Outside/Inside the Box! I am tingling!
         "We received entries from 517 artists with 1361 artworks from 15 countries:ArgentinaAustraliaBelgiumCanadaChileDenmarkFranceGermany,HungaryIcelandSwedenSwitzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. The names of all accepted artists will be posted on our website soon."
Artwork(s) accepted: “Cormorant's Perch

      Outside/Inside is a brand new fiber show which will happen in Philadelphia this spring in a huge gallery in the Crane arts building as part of -- organized by many people including Bruce Hoffman (used to be at Snydermans) Amy Orr, Dianne Hricko and lots others. It will open March 31 and is a central part of the SAQA SDA Conference. There is more on their website about jurors etc. Cross range of all kinds of fiber!

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crossing Lines NYC

My work Crumpled will be in Crossing Lines in NYC, World Financial Center on Vesey Street. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Waiting for the sun to rise, thinking of the day, I am grateful for this small minute of time, to think, muse & see the sun emerge. Smile!

source http-//

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall News and Annual Open Studio Event

Hi everyone! The snow is coming and the leaves are almost down as we look to forward to the new winter’s snow.
            Open Studio Event
The Salmon Falls Mill Building where my studio, #336, is located will have it’s annual Open Studios Event this Nov 19 & 20- 10-5. This year, instead of new work, I will feature a host of items, a quick art sale of seconds and slightly older works- really priced to fit your budgets, tons of my collage baggies that have been so popular and my usual line of vintage and gently used clothing.
            I will also have an Antique and Vintage area, with a special section of antique tools for the men and a swell treadle sewing machine.
            Please join me and lots of other artists for this pre-holiday event sure to bring you into the Holiday Spirit!
            Directions can be found at or GPS- 1 Front St, Rollinsford, NH

Spring 2012 Studio Workshops in Designing Fabric   Dates TBA
This 4-week series covers a variety of surface design methods, more later or ask about it at the Open Studio event. I always post announcements on my blog.
Fab Fabric Painting
Basic Silk-screening
Stalking the Wild Print
The Thermal Fax

Recent Acceptances
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY
Courtyard Gallery- sponsored by the Textile Study Group of New York 
My work Crumpled will be exhibited.

 SAQA Showcase artists chosen
Jurors Judith Content and Carolyn Ducey have chosen the artists for "SAQA Showcase" to be exhibited at the International Quilt Study Center from July through October 2012.
Deidre Adams

Michael Cummings

Gay Lasher

Jan Myers-Newbury

Wen Redmond

Susan Shie

Shaking the Tree of Imagination, juried into “Interpretations 2011” at Visions Art Museum, CA: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The jurors selected 40 quilts from over 200 entries for a stunning exhibition. They had a challenging assignment, as the quality and craftsmanship of the entries were very high.

To Be Published
New York critic and curator Sandra Sider founded an artists' monograph series, THE STUDIO QUILT, available via, artists books include Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer, Linda Colsh, Barbara W.Watler, Ludmila Aristova, Jetta Clover, Erika Carter, Virginia Spiegel, Judith Plotner, myself and more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Creating Thermal Fax Images using Photoshop Options

This post deals with several options to create the Black and White image you will need to create a Thermal Fax Silkscreen. 

Fiber sculpture by Anda Klancic
The best screens for thermal fax need to be created from photos that are pure black and white photos. 
The original image is first simply converted to a Black and White image. Go to Image>Adjustments >Black and White. I duplicated this image to use so I could retain the original Black and White image to return to to use again if I chose.
For the first option, I used Filters. Filter>Sketch>Stamp. This image resulted which could be used for a negative silkscreen. All the black areas would be burned. This is where the paint will be placed.
I prefer a positive image. To create this, go to Image.Adjustments.Invert. This will invert the colors so the subject in this photo is in black. The result is too thick, not detailed enough for what I had in mind.
As with most everything, there are different ways to do things. For above image, I returned to the original Black and White image and went to Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast. A small window with a slider will pop up. I slid the brightness first to lighten the image, than the contrast to darken the subject. I needed to up contrast several times to get a high contrast or dark subject. I decided this image was too delicate.
For this final image, I again returned to the original Black and White Image. This time I went to Image>Adjustments>Curves. A pop up window will show a scale. I slid the small triangle to the right, while watching my image. When I saw the desired darken image, I went to Adjustments> Brightness/Contrast and upped the contrast to create a dark high contrast image. This highlites all the veins in the leaf that I found so attractive. Perfect! This result has the detail I want and is dark enough to create a great Thermal Fax SilkScreen!
Copy and paste image onto a letter size file with a 1/2" border. Repeat until you have 4 images on a letter size file.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition

2 of my works are on view at 29th Annual Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition
at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO
Trees Seen, Forests Remembered 
  Digital Fiber Collage. Images of favorite trees printed with archival inks on various substrates. Mounted onto canvas and collage fused with painted, silk-screened cotton and stabilizer. Stitched   24x33w 
Lichen on Stone Yellow
 Digital Fiber Art Manipulated original digital photograph by artist, divided into 5 different images, printed with an Epson 2400 onto especially treated polyester. Stitched.  15x44w 

Stone as Drawing Line

Image changed to black and white high contrast
Printed on silk organza used as overlay

I Dreamt I Knew a Man Who was a Tree. He Told Me about all the Wonderful Lights He could See.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bayberry Quilters Hit Holographic Imagery with Gusto!

     I was invited to teach my workshop Holographic Imagery with a delightful group of women on Cape Cod recently. Not only was the area just gorgeous- we had a very successful workshop with 99% finishing their personal Holographs.
Mary Ann

We each started with a 5x7 image printed on silk organza and a reverse on inkjet transfer paper. Everyone chose their border fabrics and Ta- Da!!
yours truly with finished samples

Friday, September 30, 2011

Stalking the Wild Print at the Maine Event

Searsport, ME
Preparing the ink plate with gesso
Emergence- (earlier work)
Someone's fun prints!
Ohhhhh the pressure!
More on the Regional NH/ME/VT SAQA Blog- here

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Legacies: Contemporary Quilts

On the Cape teaching and got this EBlast. My work is on right!!

New Legacies: Contemporary Quilts Fort Collins Lincoln Center
417 Magnolia St. , Fort Collins , CO
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