Sunday, August 20, 2017


The morning begins. 
The touch and feel of paper and fiber call me again and again. 

To create, to apply paint, line and stitch, to print my images! 
Explore and experiment! 
Fingers tingle at the thought!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Any Given Moment

I love to experiment, collage and layer. Often I do this digitally but there is something so satisfying about creating collage with pieces of found items, scraps of fabric or paper and creating something wonderful!
Any Given Moment, a collage of Plastic, paper, original printed digital cloth, painted fabrics, text & stitching. 12x12 
I created a everybody has fun collage workshop called Serendipity Collage. It's at least a 2 to 5 day workshop but can be done in a day. 
More about that workshop HERE or see the workshop tab at the top of this page.
One feature of this collage is painted plastic. I work on plastic, allot! I have created a new substrate called medium lifts, which I explain in my book. (see sidebar) The paint marks left on the plastic work surface can be quite nice.

paint left on white kitchen plastic
white gesso 
layers of paint on both sides of clear plastic
Any Given Moment is my donation for the wonderful organization, Studio Art Quilts and is available for purchase in the upcoming SAQA Benefit Auction on 9/15---more info  HERE

Friday, August 11, 2017

2017 Benefit Auction Dream Collection

Dream Collection Theme- The Mystery  

Who is that?
Where is that? 
How did they do that?
 Why did they do that?                     
 The 21st century art quilt explores the surface, makes marks and pushes the limits.

 It is an expression, a creation and a shared perception!

Bid on these & many more starting this September 15 at the SAQA Annual Art Quilt Auction!  
info HERE

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Quilts Extraordinary

The Whistler Museum, Lowell, MA, has a fantastic exhibit of art quilts, right now, until 9/1.
Juror's Award: The Wrath of Poseidon by Marilyn Belford
Puzzles Through the Trees by Maryann Gallaher

I had the pleasure of teaching at the Museum in April. The workshop was called Media Mix Creative Photo Transfer. There are tons of ways to do transfers but this technique works especially well over a textured collage of fabric, string, threads and paper.
St John's Bridge by Janice Jones
Mushrooms in the Field by Diane Harris
Where Are We? by Arlene Jacobs

There was a student’s display of works from the workshop! I usually never see the results of my workshops so it was a real pleasure to be there for this display. 

Students took the concept and made it their own!

I was proud of them! Arlene created 3-D Dragon Flies in this piece!
See my workshops HERE

More information about the exhibit go HERE

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Quilting by the Lake Workshops

We had a fabulous time at Quilting by the Lake. I taught 2 classes, 2 day Holographic Memories and More, which is a compound workshop that included Thermal Fax silk-screening. 


We used our own photos to silkscreen the fabric for the borders we used to create our unique 3-D Holographic fiber photos. Everyone completed some terrific pieces. 
Some how I didn’t get shots! Here’s my Holographic demo piece though.

The second three days I taught the premier of the new workshop Digital Explorations for the first time. This 3 day, or also available 5 day version, is based on my new book, Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos and Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece available on the side bar, CT Publishing or viva Amazon.
The workshop focuses on the creation of a variety of substrates, which we printed in workshop. Most everyone had printers; some used them for the very first time in class!


Some of us affixed our printed results in an accordion book, which really looked lovely. A great way to keep track of printed samples! Everyone was excited and inspired- at least that’s what they told me!
More workshop selections-
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