PaMdora and the Malware Monster

November 24, 2011Blog, Drawings, Tech

Of the many things I’m thankful for today, one is getting my blog back. I’m sorry to all you that have tried to visit in the last couple of weeks and gotten the scary Google warnings. And thanks to everyone who contacted me about them. It’s funny how you can take things for granted, but … Read More

Fiberart International 2010

April 22, 2010Blog, Exhibitions, Quilts

Last weekend Fiberart International 2010 opened in Pittsburgh at two venues – the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft. The show will be on exhibit April 17 – August 22, 2010, then travel to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and the San Francisco Museum of Craft … Read More

Photoshopping Drawings and other High Wire Acts

March 10, 2010Blog, Drawings, Sketchbooks

This is a rendering for larger project to be made in fabric. I’m pretty happy with the composition — it’s an interesting spin on a portrait of a single character as the center of interest with my typical busyness in the background. It’s also the first time I’ve combined natural drawing media and computer drawings … Read More

540 Stone Monks

March 3, 2010Blog, Drawings, Journeys

Here’s some pages from my Japan sketchbook. At the Kitain Temple in Kawagoe, there is a small plot of land with rows and rows of Buddhist monks, carved from stone between 1782 and 1825. A note on the guide sheet said no two are alike. It’s not just that the statues are all different – … Read More

Fun with Old Family Photos

February 27, 2010Blog, Photographs, Projects, Vintage Stuff

My mom’s birthday is coming up, so I recruited the help of my brothers and cousin for a little party. So my cousin Debbie sent me old photo albums, and Chris scanned a lot of old slides… and I put together a cartoon birthday invitation using Comic Life by plasq. I love this program! It’s … Read More

Winter Olympics 2010

February 21, 2010Blog, Drawings, Sketchbooks

Recently back from Japan and still suffering jetlag… So it’s nice to just veg out in the evening and watch the winter olympics in Vancouver. Here are some couch potato ink brush drawings of Olymipic ice dancing using my travel watercolor set and my new-found joy – Japanese waterbrushes. Waterbrushes are plastic pens that you … Read More

Images of Japan

February 12, 2010Blog, Journeys

When traveling, it’s difficult to find time to post and write about many things we see. So here’s just a few images… as always the food can be so beautiful in Japan. I have no idea what it was — but it was delicious! I know what this was though, sashimi. It’s now gone also … Read More

Hammered Moleskein

February 10, 2010Blog, Journeys, Sketchbooks

This time I thought I’d start a journal right by working on the cover first! The “1” looks like I got a little heavy with the hammer, but other than than, I’m pretty happy with how the letters turned out.

Knitting and Vintage Labels

February 9, 2010Blog, Projects, Vintage Stuff

What is it about snow that makes me want to knit?? Honestly, I don’t think about it for a year, then when the snow flakes start to fly, I’m digging around in the closet looking for some old project to resurrect. I guess I started this scarf one or two years ago. It’s a way … Read More