Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Remembering your Voice, Finally!

Open Windows 1997
When do you start to listen to your own voice?
When the hollows of your check begin to sag and
you realize the gift of life?
When the voices grow so loud, you can't ignore them
When the desire to create overtakes the desire to be 'good'?
Or when you see a process you started once upon a time and nobody thought much of it and you stopped because you listened to them?!
You did!
The construction of Open Windows is very similar to the digital work I am doing now- doing work in segments. This was done in sections with hand dyed cottons and wools. Each segment was created separately but in unison.  Intuitive curved piecing and applied "free appliqué". Encouraged hanging threads and fabric. It was not accepted in many shows then and was 'retired'. Today, I attended an opening today in Philly and there was a piece there that reminded me of this work. Maybe I should update it a bit and send it back out into the world!
What do you think?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stone's Breath

What comes to open space is as real as 
what leaves the open spirit.
No intention.
light, shadow, line, sound.
shared natures sensing boundless energy.
When the mind rests, 'work' begins. -- Nancy Neva Gagliano

Sunday, March 25, 2012


“Sometimes people have the idea that art should be highly refined.
But I always believed that one could make art out of simple, humble
things. Small things can be transcendental. They can change our way
of looking at the world. I think it’s important to make art out of 
almost anything”. Antoni Tapies.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Quilt Visions 2012

the back of my piece, 'First Light'- will publish the front after the opening 
Congratulations to the Artists Selected for 
Quilt Visions 2012: Brainstorms
Thanks to our three terrific jurors: Kate Lenkowsky, 
Jane Przybysz, and Kent Williams who viewed nearly 
400 entries and selected a stunning exhibition of 40 
quilts. After viewing the entries online, the jurors met 
at Visions Art Museum for two days for the challenging 
task of making the final selections. We are delighted 
the outcome.  

Brooke Atherton, Gail Baar, Mary Buchanan, Betty Busby, Susan 
Cavanaugh, Linda Colsh, Nancy Condon, Carol Coohey, Nancy Cordry,
 Deborah Franzini, Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik, Marilyn Henrion, Kathleen 
Kastles, Lisa Kijak, Barbara Lange, Robert Leathers, Viviana Lombrozo, 
Lori Lupe Pelish, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Denise Oyama Miller, Ree 
Nancarrow, Velda Newman, Kathy Nida, Nysha Oren Nelson, Mary Pal,
 Katie Pasquini Masopust, Judith Plotner, Sandra Poteet, Wen Redmond, 
Valarie Robinson, Dinah Sargeant, Won Ju Seo, Terri Shinn, Kerby Smith, 
Sowada, Tiziana Tateo, VALYA, Patricia Washburn, Kathy Weaver, 
Charlotte Ziebarth

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Moon Fog

I decided to change one or my mounted FiberArt pieces. Since it is already mounted, I needed to work the piece so the changes didn't interfere with the stretch that mounting requires.
I decided the edges were the parts that I didn't like the most. And the piece needed unification.
I laid a light muted glaze very quickly over the main body first. Then, I applied a opaque flake medium to three edges, in different amounts, to keep the fiber/texture quality. I went over that in paint and added a couple layers of free script, one of my trademarks.
Here's before...

And After...

Moon Fog
Digital Fiber Collage
An assemblage of archival manipulated photographs, printed and collage 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, mediums and paper.15x17 $345.00 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Color Ride

rolling with the wind, the silk flows and ebbs, sending colors soaring, and me exploring.

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