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Minimalism

August 30, 2009

As it turned out, I took 1391 pictures on the trip to Durango and Wyoming. Don’t cringe. I’m only going to show you three more. These are three of my favorites which turned out to be quite minimal. As my quilting is going minimal, so seems my photographs.

Homestead

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Home again

August 17, 2009

Before I edit the more than 800 pictures that I took on my trip, I want to post pictures of the award winners for which I was the Juror at:

FIBER CELEBRATED 2009, An international juried fiber art exhibition

July 29 to September 20, 2009

Center of Southwest Studies Gallery

Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango CO

Tootsie-Pop-AttireBEST OF SHOW-TOOTSIE POP ATTIRE-Linda Andrus

Mongolian-felted-wool-rugFUNCTIONAL HOUSEHOLD-MONGOLIAN TEKEMET STYLE FELTED RUG-Anna Kinney

New-Mexico-SkyFUNCTIONAL WEARABLE-NEW MEXICO SKY-Ann Shafer

Racer-Equine-PortraitNON-FUNCTIONAL 2D-RACER, AN EQUINE PORTRAIT-Sue Cleveland

Naturally-EndowedNON-FUNCTIONAL 3D-NATURALLY ENDOWED-Pamela Zimmerman

InscriptionFOUR CORNERS WEAVERS GUILD BEST USE OF COLOR-CONTEMPLATIVE GARDEN-Rebecca Mezoff

SeptemberLAS ARONAS WEAVERS GUILD EXCELLENCE IN WEAVING-SEPTEMBER-Kathy Spoering

Pacific-SunsetHANDWEAVERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARD-PACIFIC SUNSET-Jeanne Steiner

So-Sought-AfterAMERICAN TAPESTRY ALLIANCE AWARD-SO SOUGHT AFTER-Kathe Todd-Hooker

Reversible-TopCOMPLEX WEAVERS AWARD-REVERSIBLE TOP-Barbara Herbster

Fiber arts has come a long way in the years that I have been a fiber artist and I am extremely honored to have been chosen as the juror for this exhibit..

Good Grief Quilt

July 26, 2009

Uncommon Threads, an art quilt group that I belong to, has made a funeral quilt to be used for each of us when we die. When the last one dies, it will be donated to a museum. Sounds morbid, I know, but a couple of members researched the subject of funeral quilts and discovered that they have been used for several centuries as a cloth or covering of caskets for people who couldn’t afford a nice casket or during the Victoria era covered with embroidery and fancy work. Maybe it was just another excuse for us to have a challenge, but it was accepted with enthusiasm. Our only problem was that no one could agree on the color, so it was decided to make one side warm colors and the other side cool colors. Each member made two blocks; one cool and one warm. It became such a magnificent project that we decided to create a book. I did the photography and Merrilee Tieche was the editor. Each member has two pages to depict their blocks and to tell why, what, or how they were inspired. Below is the cover, front and back. Click Book Preview in the sidebar to see the first 15 pages. It can be ordered from Blurb. There is much more history and explanation in the book. Enjoy.

GGQuilt-Warm

GGQuilt-Cool

Back in the Saddle Again

July 24, 2009

Got the bug to do some little studies. Here are three more. Can you find the cat hair on one of them? Oh, good grief.

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I’m really in the mood to do more of these, but we’re leaving next Tuesday for Durango, CO to attend the Intermountain Weavers Converence and then on to a camping trip in Wyoming. Too much to do to get ready.

Detail

May 26, 2009

The current wall quilt, that I’ve been working on, is finished. I don’t want to show the whole photograph until it’s been exhibited, but here is a detail.

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It is a photo image with stick figures silk screened over it, hand dyed silk velvet with pieced cotton satin stitch-appliqued on top. Hand quilted and machine quilted. The silk velvet was difficult to work with, but not so difficult that I don’t want to try it again. The drape and sheen are so beautiful.

Take a Moment…

April 1, 2009

…to read the “Inspired by Photos” information in the sidebar. Linda Matthews has put together a photo hunt and questions, concerning copyright to test your knowledge, with ten quilt artists.  At the end of the hunt, you will be able to dowload an ebook/slideshow of photographs that have been provided by the same ten artists, copyright free, for your use. Enjoy and have fun.barn-landscape

This was a scene as I was coming home, yesterday, from a visit to the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO to see “Photo Spiva 2009.”  It was a good exhibit, but I was most impressed with the exhibit upstairs: “Photo Spiva Kids.”  Twenty-six children, ages 4 through 8, were given cameras and it was an exhibit of their work.  Amazing!  Both exhibits run til May 3, 2009.  See them, if you can.

Also, while there, we discovered “Art On A Stick.” Children, in their art classes, make these as the beginning of art projects. The little renderings are taped to pop-cycle sticks and placed in ceramic jars, free for the taking. I was barely able to limit myself to seven; pig that I am.

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Reading left to right, the artists are:  Andi Wilson, Michaela Brewer, Sydney Grey, Dakota, Cristina Navarro, Brittany,and  Caitlin. Some last names were illegible.

February 15, 2009

Two of my small 6″ x 6″ pieces are in this exhibit.

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Two More

February 2, 2009

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For lack of a better name – “Point”.  Any suggestions????

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Two’s Company

Moon Shots

January 26, 2009

moon-walkMoon Walk

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I’m trying to get back to the little 6″x 6″ pieces. Fusing and machine embellishment.

Burrrrrrrrrrr! It’s Cold

January 16, 2009

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Even the Sea Shells out on the deck are cold.  No, we don’t ordinarily have sea shells in MO, except for fossils. These are shells I’ve collected from visits to FL.  It’s single digit cold outside and snowing. That means I’ll sit and knit by the fire most of the day.

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Mandy doesn’t mind the cold. She’s happy in the snow or the sunshine. Note her new clip. Cutest little dog I’ve ever seen!!!!! She doesn’t seem to have a happy expression on her face right now; maybe she needs a bone.