Thursday, August 31, 2006

Detail hands

Detail Feet

Dancing on the Edge of Time

Well I managed to finish and mail Dancing on the Dancing on Edge of Time. I love the image of the skeleton on the workings of a watch. We all, individuals, groups, corporations, cities, states and nations dance on the edge of time. I leave it to the viewer to decided on the identity of the skeleton.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

tomatoes, peaches and frogs

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and then came home to piles of tomatoes and peaches. Worked hard canning 12 pints of salsa before I ran out of fresh lime and had to stop. Froze cup size packages of yummy fresh peaches for smoothies this winter and made a fresh peach cobbler for dinner.

We have a small pond in our has a very secretive new inhabitant...notice the wonderful camouflage

Sunday, August 27, 2006

New stuff

I have been working contrary to common thought. Like always, I have more then on project in the fire. So I tend to finish things in batches.
Form IV is part of a series where I explore shape, texture and form. I stitch the piece over sculpture wire, then mold it when finished. This particular piece took many forms before I finally settled on this particular shape.

I also finished the third in the series Dialogue. Dialogue are my conversations with tracings, markings and fabric. Dialogues IV and V are on the design wall waiting quilting and handwork.

I always have some small work in progress. I began a series on Corn Mother
they all have shadow eyes..part of my relentless crusade to protect mother earth.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Allison and Sophia pitting the cherrys

Ah Summertime

Some of you have asked for pictures of the Cherry Time. 10 of us went cherry picking and then made jam. The trees were just loaded, and close to the ground so all the kids could easily pick and eat.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Machines and things

Both my machines are sick. The workhorse Janome needs a new bobbin case and the Bernina keeps breaking needles. Living in a rural area has it drawbacks. For the Janome there is only one dealer within 200 miles...and it is a major undertaking to get a replacement part. I did that one by least ordered it, now to wait 4 days for it to be delivered.
As for the Bernina, yestetday I drove 130 miles to Traverse City and waited for it to be serviced. I took hand work with did not loose the whole day.
I also went to Borders book to try and find another copy of the article in Quilt Magazine. Alas it was not there, they already have a new issue out. So much for fleeting fame!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Postcards needed

This is one of the postcards I did for the American cancer society's fundraiser.
I thought it would be fun to add a little "treasure" to each made a flap that hides a little pocket...this one has a butterfly charm in the pocket.

Fiberart For A Cause: Fundraising for the American Cancer Society
International Quilt Festival - Houston
November 2-5, 2006

Fiberart postcards are needed for the fundraising effort at Houston this fall. The postcard above is that \I made for the FAFC. To date, we have raised over $53,000 for the American Cancer Society!


I am trying to do some simple marketing and be consistent in presenting my self as an artist. So I am leaving the Sweetgrass arts behind. Hence the necessity of getting a new blog.The old one would not let me change the name.