Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Celebrating Earth Day

Screen print.

Celebrate Earth day:

Quotes: Every day is earth day. Anonymous

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb

I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth Warrior. Darryl Cherney - Smithsonion, April 1990

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I was visiting this blog (check out the barbed wire stitch tutorial) when I saw that a book that two friends and I had sent some work to for consideration will be out June 1. Being very curious I went to Amazon and checked out the index, yep, Circles Journal. Put my name in "search" and hit the mother lode! Starting on page 56 are a couple of pages of our collaborative. Seeing how we never heard, even after numerous emails, anything about our submission we're all thrilled. It was Darlene's initiative that landed us in the book.

The upper right spread is the one that seems to have published in LK Ludwig's newest book. Good thing seeing how the top left is bloody awful. What was I thinking?

Last night while mixing up dye I decided to move from using hearts in my work to circles, oddly enough. So, last year a quilt was in a traveling QA exhibit and so far this year published. Not bad for someone who isn't overly productive.

Quote: A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end - and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. Maynard James Keenan

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

To brighten a day

This should make any ones day a little brighter. Turn your speakers on.

By now I think that everyone knows about Susan Boyle. Her story seems to be stirring up a lot of conversations about aspirations and broken dreams. What a gift she has! Success is often all about timing, I hope this is her time.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Graffiti Hearts

Hearts, hearts, and hearts.

Rust dyed fabric base. Red fabric heart, patina copper heart, stamped hearts, fabric fragments, acrylic paint, coffee dyed, machine stitched, thread tails. 10x10 inches. (click to enlarge)

Quote: Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, April 06, 2009

Week #28

It seems that I should be on week #30. I simply haven't been up to dealing with the unfriendly computer that doesn't seem to "recognize" me! Confirm this, wrong password that, slllllooow downloads and uploads so much so that I want to toss the tired thing out the into the desert. Lately, I haven't to be in the mood to deal with all of the idiosyncrasies that the internet and or computer software is tossing my way. Nope, I'd rather be creating!

Learned: hand made paper can be fused to lutradur. I used stitch witchery that I purchase by the bolt. Easy light-weight fusible.

Components: handmade paper, patina laden copper, heat distressed painted lutradur not yet attached to black backing. I can't decide how much black border to leave around the piece. Not enough of a border and I wouldn't be able to frame this 5x7 inch piece.

Quote: You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones (substitute computer for children!!)