Kitchen Stitching Quilt

Kitchen Stitching Quilt

October 7, 2011Art, Quilts

I’ve often though about doing more abstract work or big simple shapes because I love to stitch with loopy patterns. It’s not that big, but here’s a simple shapes quilt that I delivered to a friend this week using this stitch in the background. The simple shapes came from quick pen drawings that I later … Read More

What is PechaKucha and How do you say it?

What is PechaKucha and How do you say it?

September 15, 2011Sculpture, Studio

Over the years we’ve hosted many events at our studio, but this is the first one that most people I meet have trouble pronouncing. I started saying it just like it looks and am slowly working up to Peh-Chuk-Cha. The name PechaKucha comes from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat.” PechaKucha Night … Read More

Why do they call Mad Scientists Mad?

Why do they call Mad Scientists Mad?

August 29, 2011Art

Maybe they’re not mad, maybe they’re just having fun. I’d forgotten how fun this is — dyeing! All summer long I’ve been fighting the heat, coming up with different strategies for working in my non-air-conditioned studio very very early in the morning and developing satellite work locations and making smaller projects on the go. Then … Read More

Spaces and Places at Gallery Marlin

Spaces and Places at Gallery Marlin

June 17, 2011Exhibitions

One of the reasons I was anxious about doing this show was the challenge of the spaces. Gallery Marlin is a new corporate gallery in the reception area of Marlin Company, an agency that specializes on the food service industry and had invited me to do the first in a series fine art solo shows. … Read More

Gallery Marlin

Gallery Marlin

June 14, 2011Exhibitions

Gallery Marlin 305 W. Mill Street, Suite 300 Springfield, MO 65806 Opening reception Thursday, June 16, 5-7 p.m.  

Kitchen inspired Stitching

Kitchen inspired Stitching

May 29, 2011Vintage Stuff

For all my foodie friends out there, here’s a food art alert. I haven’t been blogging lately because I’m focused on developing some new work for a show themed on Food. High-brow, low-brow, you know I love both kinds of food. So there will be some junk food, some fine dining, and the usual cast … Read More

Occupied with Octopi, part two

Occupied with Octopi, part two

April 29, 2011Process, Quilts

Or perhaps I should have said, Preoccupied with Octopi. This is the second of two blog posts about making a big quilt featuring PaMdora and an octopus. The first one is Occupied by Octopi, part one. Part Two While I’m working on a drawing of my idea, I am also going through my collection of … Read More

Occupied with Octopi, part one

Occupied with Octopi, part one

April 28, 2011Drawings, Process, Quilts

On a street corner outside a noisy concert, a friend pulled out her phone to make a call. I was shocked to see the front of her phone was shattered, yet she was still using it. When I asked, she started screaming at me. “It’s just so easy to use this one. I have a … Read More