Changing the World, One Letter at a Time

Changing the World, One Letter at a Time

August 22, 2018Quilts 2 Comments

I blame it on pancakes. It changed my world when I discovered at an early age that pancakes weren’t PaMcakes and named after me. At least that’s to what I attribute my fascination with changing ‘pan’ things to PaM things. I suppose there are lots of pan things. Pandemics, pancreas, pandemonium… But I really only … Read More

Getting Back in My Groove

Getting Back in My Groove

August 12, 2018Studio 5 Comments

It’s been a long time since I laughed while making art, but it feels good to do it again. I’ve done a lot of things over the few years past years, but not much blogging. I won’t go into it all but everything feeds into now, and I’m in the mood to write again. I’m … Read More

As for the Roses…

As for the Roses…

June 4, 2018Garden 1 Comment

As for the roses…. Unfortuately the deer and maybe an armadillo ate my specialty roses last year. One of the four made a good effort at returning this spring. It grew out a new long stem with a bud on the end, so I was excitedly waiting for it to bloom. But then a dog … Read More

“No Strings Attached” at Sky Gallery

“No Strings Attached” at Sky Gallery

November 29, 2015Exhibitions 1 Comment

Last Monday we hung a fiber arts show at Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, a beautiful venue to highlight the work of seven fiber artists working in southwest Missouri: Marty Corcoran – weaving Stephanie Hornickel – quilts and mixed media Rachel Denbow – weaving Paula Rosen – needle felting and weaving Dani Ives – … Read More

“Threads of Thought” at 21st European Patchwork Meeting

“Threads of Thought” at 21st European Patchwork Meeting

May 21, 2015Exhibitions No Comments

  This coming September, I’ve been invited to have a exhibition of my work titled “Threads of Thought” at the 21st Carrefour Européen du Patchwork / European Patchwork Meeting, a quilt festival that spans 4 villages of the Val d’Argent and draws 22,000 visitors from France and around the world. The festival will display 1200 to 1500 … Read More

Odd Characters in the Studio

Odd Characters in the Studio

December 9, 2014Studio No Comments

Mostly I work alone in my studio, but it often feels filled with lots of company because of the dress forms, toys and other odd characters I have hanging around. Yesterday I took this photo after wrapping up a day of quilting and had to laugh, because it looked like two headless woman and PaMdora watching over my work.

The hole above my quilting frame is my attempt this hot summer to improve the air-conditioning in my studio by cutting a hole through my photography wall and adding two fans:)…

I Dream in Color

I Dream in Color

December 6, 2014Exhibitions, Yarn Bomb No Comments

What a fun show! We did this last December at the Creamery Arts Center, and it was so successful that this year it became PoP ArT ReMiX2. As you can see, it’s a colorful exhibition that is sure to shake off the rainy day winter blues. The show will be up the whole month of December … Read More

Happy Email and Pumpkin Cars

Happy Email and Pumpkin Cars

November 1, 2014Exhibitions 2 Comments

Although I wasn’t able to attend, the International Quilt Festival is happening this week in Houston. I did send a quilt – Prince Charming’s Shoe Sale. Patricia Kenndy-Zafred kindly send me a photo from Houston. The white ribbon is for Third Place in the Whimsical Quilts category. Patty’s quilt is across from mine in the Digital … Read More

Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

Curious Curium – An Alternative Quilt & Journal

July 19, 2014Exhibitions, Quilts No Comments

Last year I made a quilt using alternative materials for an exhibition called Radical Elements. Each artist in the show selected an element from the periodic table and was asked to create a quilt to the same size dimensions and without relying on traditional fabric and thread. We were also asked to make a journal incorporating work … Read More

Drawing Assassin

Drawing Assassin

April 26, 2014Drawings 2 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone to a figure drawing session, perhaps since college. I thought I wouldn’t like it, but maybe I’ve learned some things since then. Maybe I’ve also learned some things from one of my favorite drawing books, The Tao of Sketching. With only five or ten minutes to make … Read More