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
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For a long time now, I’ve been collecting photos of groundhogs. These groundhogs live right outside the front door of our studio, and I think also right under the corner of my office windows.
Someone on one of my list-serve emails groups called Quilt National the Holy Grail of the art quilt world. That’s pretty close to true, so it was super exciting to get the news on Monday that one of my quilts was juried into Quilt National 2013.
I thought it was silly when I saw this headline on the web, but then I thought — if you are using it as your camera, how do you take the photo? My solution – my old iPhone. So I did a quick self portrait holding the iPhone5. No Photoshop involved, just took the photo, … Read More
I’ve been driving to the airport a lot lately. Not to pick anyone one up or fly out of town, but surprisingly, for art reasons.
It’s been a crazy few weeks, finishing up quilts for deadlines. August 31 was the Fiberart International deadline, and I submitted three entries. Two weeks later the Quilt National deadline loams.
A while back I wrote a post about collecting old wooden spools. Why does any collector collect? I don’t know the answer to that — I just know that because thread is now sold on plastic spools, they aren’t making any more wooden spools. So I save them and sometimes reuse them. Sometimes they inspire … Read More
Tomorrow I’ll be shipping my quilt “Tango with a Technopus” to the the San Jose Quilt Museum’s 2nd International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB) as part of San Jose’s larger ZERO1 festival in Silicon Valley.
The American Visionary Art Museum is an wonderful place — three buildings of fantastic architecture dedicated to self-taught artists who follow their internal compass. The gift shop filled with art books and vintage toys and gimmicks was alone worth the trip around the Baltimore harbor on a rainy day.