Monday, October 24, 2011


Hurricane Elena hit almost two months ago. We interviewed the artist most affected by this disaster:

This place was tight quarters before. Now with this devastation it's almost impossible to get any work done. And clean up too? Very discouraging.

I've been thinking about moving and this was just the impetus I needed. I found a bigger space with higher ceilings, better natural light and more wall space. When that's ready I'd be very happy to get working again.

Well, there you have it: a positive opportunity from disaster. We'll check back with the artist in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Photo op

Despite enough photos of my own quilt, I asked my friend, Joyce, to take one of me next to Orange Rhyme in the special exhibit, New Quilts of Northern California, at PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Festival).

Proof it was there. Proof I saw it there. That feels kinda weird.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rhyming again

Orange Rhyme
Woot! Woot!

Ricky Tims has selected Orange Rhyme for All That Jazz: Improvisational Quilts exhibition during the Road to California show held at the Ontario Convention Center, January 19-22, 2012.

Woot! Woot!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Compounded & confounded

Curves Sampler
The Bride & the Batchelors - Wild Bride
Two weeks at the Crow Timber Barn - 5:30am to 11pm days - compounded by a three-hour shift from Pacific to Eastern time has turned life topsy turvy and my usually disordered household into a disaster zone. Small price for priceless workshops.

First week - Lines Curves Circles and Figure Ground, Part 1 - was the least stressful workshops I've ever taken from Nancy Crow. I didn't finish all the exercises, but gained much confidence piecing curves. A terrific time making these too. 

breakdown screen print

resist on silk

Second week - Layers upon Layers with Carol Soderlund - was a enticing exploration of surface design techniques which also cemented dyeing knowledge gained in True Colors last fall. The starch resist and breakdown screen printing are my favs.  
resist on undercloth & direct resist on pimatex
The bags under my eyes are receding. My pants are not worn backwards. I'm back at work and recovering from these exciting times. If I find those papers I'd stashed somewhere safe, life would return to normal.