Making Shoes

Making Shoes

January 30, 2014Quilts 2 Comments

I’ve been so busy during the days this week that I haven’t been able to work in my studio. So tonight I drew some shoes and brought them home to finish. After a yummy vegan Moroccan dinner with chick peas, tomatoes, spinach and couscous, I finished these shoes.  

Painting experiments at the ideaXfactory

Painting experiments at the ideaXfactory

July 20, 2013Mixed Media 1 Comment

This is a painting that I started from a page of doodles in my sketchbook. I traced the drawings into Inkpad on my iPad and the background shapes and colors. Now I’m in the process of transferring it onto a large 48″ x 36″ canvas.

First Quilter in Space

First Quilter in Space

May 28, 2013Inspiration 1 Comment

Today Karen Nyberg is launching to the International Space Station, and according to this NBC Science article, will be the first quilter in space. The article brings up some interesting complications of sewing in space including the challenge of keeping the work still because it wants to float and having to watch for stray threads … Read More

Yarnbombing for St. Patrick’s Day

Yarnbombing for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2013Craft, Yarn Bomb No Comments

  If you’ve been to my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts recently, you’ve probably see lots of yarn bombing photos. We started a yarn bomb group at the ideaXfactory last fall and since, we meet every week, have been getting lots of projects done. When we found out the St. Patrick’s Day parade is scheduling … Read More

Sweater for a Ginko Tree and more Yarn Experiments

Sweater for a Ginko Tree and more Yarn Experiments

December 19, 2012Craft, Yarn Bomb 8 Comments

The little ginko tree outside the ideaXfactory started looking a little sad after it lost its leaves as the weather got colder, so we’ve been adding a few things. Like a tree sweater. Actually it sort of start as a turtle neck I knitted, (heh) and then I’ve been slowing adding arms. My friend Penny … Read More

Panbanisha and the Ghost Bike

Panbanisha and the Ghost Bike

November 27, 2012Disaster, Inspiration, Tech 20 Comments

It’s not often that something I create is controversial. Or perhaps I should say, misunderstood. Earlier this month, in memory for Panbanisha the famous bonobo who knew language through years of growing up in a conversation and story-rich environment created by her human caretakers, Russ and I created Panbanisha.org.

Yarn Bombing meetings at the ideaXfactory

Yarn Bombing meetings at the ideaXfactory

November 24, 2012Craft, Yarn Bomb 2 Comments

For those who haven’t heard, yarn bombing is about personalizing and colorizing ugly urban public places. It’s non-permanent graffiti knitting and crocheting, and there are active groups in cities around the world, each with their own projects and agendas. My friend Penny first told me about it and suggested we start a group. What a … Read More