Friday, November 15, 2013

Pathway No. 20 has found a new home!


Pathway No.20

has found a new home! Thankyou to The Harborview Café and Gallery in Black Rock Connecticut for showing my work!
This quilted piece was mounted onto a 12x12" wooden frame which lifts it off the wall nicely.
All of the Pathway Series was inspired by the most scrumptious store-bought tie-dyed fabric!
I painted with light blue Lumiere fabric paint, added some gold circles , then went to town with my hand-stitching and beading!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fiber Art Visits Black Rock! Solo Show!

Take Route 130 (Fairfield Ave) East--toward Black Rock, Bridgeport. Hang a left onto Gilman and fist left onto Harborview Avenue....The Harborview Café, Market & Gallery is on your left!  The food is great!!!

My work will be on display until November 30 2013
I hope you get a chance to visit!

These are two of my latest pieces. On the left is "Floating Sky" and on the right is "The Merritt Parkway"

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nest Arts Factory

I'm VERY excited to be part of the POP-UP GALLERY at the Nest Arts Factory during the Bridgeport Arts Trail November 9th and 10th !!!
I'll be showing mostly smaller works along with 6 other talented Fiber Artists. There will also be about 30 more artists displaying in their own studios at The Nest.
Below is one piece from my PATHWAYS series. It is mounted on an 11" x 11" frame.

If you're planning on attending and you would like to see a specific artwork of mine, please let me know and I will bring it!
1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, Ct 06605

Friday, October 18, 2013

Am I Blue?

There was a call for entries entitled "Tangled Up in Blue" that I wanted to enter. I was not satisfied with my original creation and wound up missing the deadline.
What I've shown you here are some stages I went through. Yes! I did cut the original into 4 pieces before continuing on!


 I used silk and felt to create the tangles. I hand-stitched with Perl cotton thread. The fabrics are a mix of my husband's old shirts and my hand-painted and dyed cottons.

I really wanted to give the impression of rising out of the tangle of blues.
What is your impression?
"Tangled Up In Blue" measures 38"x38"


Monday, October 7, 2013

My Latest Pet Portrait

This is my latest pet portrait of my own fuzzy-faced friend Walter. He's in his favorite place to chill out--a carpet covered tunnel which is actually tan in color. I used my "artist license" to express what a fun and playful beast Walter really is!
I also used a process that I've been experimenting with called whole cloth quilting. I paint the entire fabric first on one piece of cloth, then I add my stitching. This piece measures 39"x34".

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Last!

Dear Friends..for some reason I couldn't log on  to write to you. My TV also had glitches. How annoying. I hope they're finished "updating" for a while!
Meanwhile, did you know that "Local Color" is still touring!
"Local Color" is a SAQA sponsored, juried, traveling exhibit of fiber art celebrating the beauty of Connecticut (or anywhere,really))
Next stop is the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich Ct
December 8,2013 - January 14,2014 OPening reception Sunday, December 8th (2-4pm)
Plan Early! My piece (pictured below) Connecticut Coastline Color will be there!!!!
Please ask any questions you may have!!!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Seasons Change

At last! A breath of fresh air today! Some leaves are even changing color!
That's what inspired this piece called SEASONS CHANGE measuring 30x29inches.
I started with some fabric that I hand painted then added the felt trees. The lace doilies were made by grandma. I hope she doesn't mind my painting and stitching over them.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm baaack!Thankyou for waiting!

Hello! I'll start with an old favorite! This quilt which I named FLOWER POWER measures about 6x4 feet was made a while ago and toured many places. It got good reviews, but no one wanted to take it home. It's been rolled carefully in storage and I recently rediscovered it!
This wall hanging encompasses what I'm all about: Colors in Motion!
Please send me your comments and questions!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sorry for my absence

I know,Ive missed you too,just give me afew days to get over these winter doldrums. I have been busy,though so Ill be back to catch up!!