As for the Roses…

As for the Roses…

June 4, 2018Garden

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

Morning Song

Morning Song

April 9, 2014Drawings, Journeys

Early Saturday morning before dawn, we started the morning with poetry, bird calls, and frost on our feet. It was part of a sound installation sponsored by ideaXfactory designed and led by Gerard Nadeau of Drury University’s architecture department called Morning Song Evening Song. Starting Friday evening with a workshop led by Greater Ozarks Audubon members, we each … Read More