Saturday, January 29, 2022

Fiber in the MIX

MIX is my small quilt group in Portland, Oregon. We are 8 women who challenge ourselves to create fiber art. We are exhibiting at the Lincoln City Cultural Center through the month of February. The work is amazing as each artist provides their own interpretation to a chosen theme. Variety is what makes this so interesting.

Do yourself a favor and make a day trip to the beach and experience these works of art.


Saturday, September 18, 2021

A Line...the Dot That Went for a Walk

A Paul Klee quote that inspired my work. This was so much fun to work on. Paint over, under, around and through stencils and other found shapes and forms. Lots of dots and then a doodley walk about. I love the colors and the horizontal orientation.


 Linking to Off the Wall Friday

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Rhetoric...the Ripple Effect


This is my latest work. It visually portrays the effect of words, whether positive or negative as they ripple through a society, a community, a family. We need to be carful and choose our words wisely.

It is 18 inches wide and 40 inches long. It has been accepted into the SAQA Virtual gallery beginning tomorrow,

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Stepping Out

This is my latest canvas work. I continue with my work using a circular motif. And, for whatever reason, I love long and skinny and that is what this is. It measures only 7 by 21 inches.  The canvas is painted and printed and then raw edge pieced.  The stitching is done both both by hand and machine. 

Many shades of red have been used. You gotta love the color red. 

It's ready for matting and framing. 


                                                       Stepping Out

 Linking to Off the Wall Friday

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Path to Glad, Orange You

Do you remember the Knock-Knock joke from your youth? 

Knock, knock, whose there? Banana. Then, repeated over and over. Eventually the teller answers Orange. Orange you Glad I didn't say banana. 

The whole time I worked on this piece, that joke popped in. So of course it is the Path to Glad and the subtle reminder of its source--Orange You.

This work involves screen printed and painted canvas, recycled cloth, decomposed screen printing, stenciling, machine stitching and quilting. It makes me glad.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

A Quilt Story

 A number of years ago, I took a class to learn how to hand dye fabric. The followup to that class was another that required our use of that fabric to make an art quilt. To this point in my short quilting history, most of my work was blue. Any shade of blue would do but yes BLUE! 

So I challenged myself to use all colors: the primaries, secondaries and yes even the tertiaries.  So this is the work that I produced. The golden rule. I discovered that I like tertiary colors the best. But I never had much use for this quilt. I wasn't sure what I would ever do with it and so it lived in a pile for a long time. 

One day, I was inspired to make something new with it. I had an idea and so, boldly cut it up. Here it is in it's new life. What a transformation! I named this Dreaming in Hexicolor. It's 18 inches square.

 Linking to Off the Wall Friday

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Virtual MIX at Sisters

MIX, the small quilt group of which I belong, usually exhibits at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show. Because of COVID, the show was canceled for this year. Jean Wells and The Stitching Post, the grand master of the show, have asked groups and quilters to do virtual shows. Here is ours.

Enjoy this work!