Sunday, February 5, 2012

Selection of Exhibited Work

"Passion" Silk Fusion on hand dyed cotton, mounted on hand dyed silk twill. Exhibited in "Common Threads" at Claypool Yoing Art Gallery, Morehead State University, June 2011.

"Within the Stone" Art Cloth 8' x 45" hand dyed silk/cotton blend. Exhibited at Fabrics 2010, Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, Ohio. One of a three fabric collection awarded Best of Show.

"Red She Said" Art Cloth 8' x 45" hand dyed silk/cotton blend. Part exhibited fabric collection at Fabrics 2010.

"Bluebells and Fiddleheads" Art Quilt. Exhibited in Bluegrass Biennial at Morehead State University 2010 and selected for exhibit for the Kentucky Guild 50th Anniversary Exhibit at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, KY August/September 2011.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Collage Mania

"Nevermore" - Fiber Art Postcard - Screen printing on hand dyed cotton, fused, and machine quilted. Feburary 2009 was the 200th aniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's birth. In his memory members of the Quilt Art Group created Raven postcards. These 2 postcards of mine are being donated to Virginia A. Spiegel's Fiber Arts for a Cause - Collage Mania. The proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. The postcards are 5" x 7" but are mounted to a finished size 8" x 10".

"Knock, Knock" - Fiber Art Postcard - Hand dyed cotton, fused, and machine quilted.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Winter Storm! January 25 -29, 2009

Like much of the country we are experiencing the winter storm in northeastern Kentucky. Starting on Sunday evening with snow, followed by snow, sleet, rain, and freezing rain on Tuesday. Wednesday brought rain and freezing rain followed by more snow. Monday night into early Tuesday morning we were without power for about 3 hours. Tuesday night 17,000 customers in northeastern Kentucky were without power. Ice on the trees measured anywhere from 1/4" to 1/2" thick. Many trees and branches broke knocking out more power lines and closing many county roads. In our neighborhood a tree fell on power lines causing two poles to break. We were without power for 8 hours. Fortunately we have a wood burning stove to help keep us warm and heat water so we could make coffee in a French Press. The view above is taken from my front door towards the side of my front yard.

Another view out my front door. The street is solid ice. With rising temeratures, city crews were able to clear the street by late afternoon Wednesday.
On of my dogwood trees in my backyard covered with ice and snow.
Another view of the ice and snow on the trees at the very back of my yard.
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

This and That

"Lost Memories" is a small journal size art quilt (8 1/2 x 11 1/2) which I created this fall for a Quilt Art challenge. It has been contributed for auction to benefit Altzimer's research. The quilt is created using vintage kimono fabric and fussy cut commerically printed cotton, machine quilted.

In December my the Thread Society Yahoo Group that I belong to hosted a Christmas card exchange. I made this card using my hand painted cotton sateen (Seta Colors - salt technique), painted misty fuse, applied gold trim, and mini, red bells. Next we have a wnter postcard exchange on what helps get though the dreary winter weather and a journal challenge on self portraits.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Designed for Ardorment:Silk and Sterling

I am pleased to be one of the featured artists in "Designed for Adornment: Silk and Sterling" at the Kentucky Artisan Center located on I-75 in Berea, Kentucky (south of Lexington). The exhibit runs from September 27, 2008 to January 29, 2009. The opening reception is from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Saturday, November 8, 2008. Artists will be giving a short talk about their work at 1:30pm. I will also be demonstating shibori on silk at the Kentucky Artisan Center on Saturday November 15 from 10:30am to 3:30pm. The outfit picture above is hand dyed raw silk noil Nomad Jacket (pattern design by Lois Ericson). The jacet was dyed using the Low Water Imersion Dyeing technique. Hand dyed silk fusion was applied to the front and back flaps to create the design. The drandonfly buttons are vintage Czech glass.
Front detail.
Back detail.
Another view of the back. Additional wearable included the exhibit can be viewed in the previos post.
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More Wearable Art

The Silk Velvet Kimono Jacket and Poncho/Cape are included in the Ehibit: Designed for Adornmnet: Silk and Sterling at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, Kentucky from September 27, 2008 to January 29,2009. Hand Dyed Silk Velvet Kimono Jacket in blues, purples and greens.
Detail of Silk Velvet Kimono Jacket.
Hand Dyed Silk Velvet Poncho/Cape. Lined with hand dyed silk twill and embelished with vinage Jet Czech buttons in graduated sizes. This view shows the buttons worn at the shoulder.

Silk Velvet Poncho/Cape with buttons in the back. It may also be worn with the buttons in the front or unbuttoned and worn as a stoll.
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

I Love Beads!

When I'm not busy working dyes, paints, and fabric, I love to create one-of-a-kind freeform beaded bracelets. I start making bead soup by dumping a various beads in a pile until I get the colors and shapes I love. Then I start with a peyote stich base and create as I go. What could be more fun! This bracelet features copper metallic glass beads and a copper toggle clasp.

I love red!
Blues are great!
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