Thursday, March 22, 2007


Here is a picture of my stairway, which is open to the living area and loft.
I just hung the two wonderful Mandal works that my dear friend Thelma Smith gave me.
I feel blessed to see them every day.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thus far I have sorted all my fabrics and got some type or order. Donated the fabric that I will most likely not use again. Then it was off to organixe dye stuff, painting stuff, and other such wonderful embillishments....of all manor.

Then, this morning I tackled the dreaded thread jam. I bought a new piece of peg board and a friend mounted it on the wall. I do still have to paint it...most likely this afternoon. But there they all in all their organized glory.

I am a happy artist this morning. I will post final studio reorganization photos the next nice sunny day.

Studio clean up and out

I have been working for the past 8 days on cleaning and organizing the studio. Now this has become a MAJOR task. Basically I have not worked since Thanksgiving...what with holiday travel and 2 months in Arizona. So there was STUFF everywhere, except where it was supposed to be.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


I have not been too prolific, in fact I have done nothing for over three months. However I have kept a journal. Well not faithfully but kept nevertheless. Pictures, sketches, found objects are tucked in the pages.

This morning I was looking through it and had a strong urge to run to the studio and start work. Curbed this I have errands to do tomorrow and then at least two days of organizing the space and all the things I just left in piles in December.

I am turning over a new leaf..and as of next week I am going to work on a schedual...3 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. I have found that unless I do this I get distracted by what is going on around me and allow my "working" time to be eaten up by a myrid of disruptions.

So wish me luck and perserverance

I am posting a picture I took one sunrise in Arizona...I think it could be a wonderful art quilt!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

March 10th. Home

I want to thank all the people who helped with my gathering the names of 360 famous women for my Amazons All piece. I did manage to finish it..after several attempts. First problem was after I printed out the 360 pictures of the women chosen,and attached them to the background I discovered they looked awful. After looking and playing with it for a few days, I simply ripped them all off. (I now have a large bag of pictures).

After some additional thought I simply chose to write the names subtly in the background.

I do like the piece, and was disappointed that it was not chosen to be part of the She Made her Mark or She Made Her Mark Too. But that is just the breaks of this art game. She makes me happy, and I like thinking about the achievements of the individual women. Tomorrow I will post the list of names for those of you who may be interested.