Archive for February 2010

Mixed Media

I’m a big believer in the value of artistic experimentation.  So, when I recently discovered a great book on mixed media, I decided to give it a try. This is the book, Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists, by Ann Baldwin.  Ann is primarily an abstract painter.  Thus, her mixed media pieces include a […]

Professional Head Shots

I’m part of an upcoming exhibit, which will include a book.  How exciting!  However, the book calls for a professional head shot of each of the 24 artists.  Since many of us didn’t have one, the organizers set up a group photography session. Gee that was fun!  Artists were encouraged to bring props appropriate to their […]

Knowing When to Say “When”

What do you do when your current project is just not turning out to your liking?  This happened to me recently, but not for the first time.  Over the years, I’ve had different approaches to this problem.  Usually, I continue with the piece, working to improve it.  Sometimes that improvement includes something very radical! At […]

Circle Challenge

My small art quilt group, Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists, is trying out a new format this year.  Each month, we’ll have some sort of theme or assignment.  That month’s coordinator will send several emails throughout the month, to get us going.  Then, those who desire to do so, can follow the instructions and ideas and […]

Another Beautiful Book

Have you seen the new book 500 Art Quilts?  It’s really wonderful, filled with many beautiful pieces. I’m delighted to have three of my quilts in it.  Reconciliation: (Partial work shown by Marilyn Wall) Ti Plants A-Glow-Glow: (Partial work shown by Denise Oyama Miller) and Out of the Blue: (Partial work shown by Caryl Bryer […]

Color Class in New Smyrna Beach

Last week, I had fun teaching a color class in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  The ladies were very welcoming and enthusiastic.  They worked diligently cutting and pasting paper pieces, as they created their own color workbooks.  Click on any image for a larger view. We spent quite a bit of time talking about opposite (complementary) color […]

My Collage to be Auctioned FEBRUARY 9th!

My quilted collage, Hope Emerging, will be auctioned online on February 9th, to benefit the American Cancer Society. UPDATE:  This collage was purchased with a $120 bid to ACS! Seen above, it’s a petite 10″ wide by 8″ high.  See a detail image below. Click on images for a larger view. Hope Emerging, Detail Although offered […]

Tote Tuesday Fund Raiser Starts Feb. 2!

Have you got your eye on one (or more) of the totes being auctioned in support of the American Cancer Society?  I do! Called Tote Tuesday, each tote bag features items for fabric artists and lovers of fiber art.  The excitement starts on February 2nd here. I’ve made a small quilted collage to benefit this […]