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Yearly Archives: 2010

Is it Thursday already!!  This time of year, the days seem shorter… in more ways than one.  With all our holiday planning and activities our weeks are full and I find myself with little ability to put together a fabric composition, let alone entertain the thought of quilting.  Gasp! Thankfully, I have squirreled away in […]

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#13… an experiment with font: #14… an exercise in stitch: #15 an idea for a new quilt: Last year… or was it the year before that… I experimented with shape.  I made quilts with strips, squares, rectangles, circles and triangles.  My favorite of all is perhaps a toss-up  between triangles and circles.  There is definitely […]

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My son has taken up a new activity… mountain biking.  He and a group of friends have been spending hours riding their bikes in the woods, on trails, over pastureland, and one well-designed obstacle course specifically designed for this budding sport.  This holiday weekend, every day now, they have been going to the top of […]

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Line Drawing #11… how very tribal of me: Line Drawing #12… Tibet.  Someday I’ll be here… right here, only, maybe on a warm day. A painting by Susie Y. Anderson, such a delight. Finally, thanks to Rosa for including me in this etsy set.  Enjoy!

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I have been drawn to landscapes lately.  Much of my work with fabric is non-representational and I’m experiencing a shift within myself to create something which relates to the physical world.  These drawings are from photographs I’ve kept… this one, #5,  taken during my “telephone pole” stage: …#6, a view of an upcountry pasture: … […]

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I’m finally recovered from my weekend of events and happy to report both functions were hugely successful… at least, people seemed to have a wonderful time.  The branch chandeliers were a hit… as were the ornaments.  Thankfully, all were bid on.  I’m not sure of the numbers yet, but I’m sure we did well. With […]

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I’m in that pre-event nervous stage where still more work needs to be done, I’m not if it’s all going to come together as planned yet I can feel the excitement building.  This year I was given the task of organizing artists to paint ornaments to be auctioned off at the event.  We used crystal […]

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Today’s submission for these 30 days of line drawings has me going in a slightly different direction.  Yes, the theme is still prayer flags, but my line is more fluid and uniform.  I’m not sure I’m liking this oversimplification of the hillside.  It looks almost cartoonish.  I also got a little carried away with the […]

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I’m loving working with line and little bits of color.  I’m discovering the differences between the various inks I have and love how fluid yet pigmented these are.  These prayer flags have been on my mind lately…

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I’m in the mood for something a little different around here and am up for a challenge… draw-along really, inspired by Melanie, and informed by Deborah and Kristin.  The assignment is to create a line-drawing roughly 5.5″ square in 15 minutes.  I’ve chosen to use drawing paper, inks, a fountain pen and a super fine […]

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It’s that time of year for me… fundraising time!  Every year, I help with several fundraisers, one of which is particullarly close to my heart, the holiday event for The Pacific Cancer Foundation… also known as “Aloha Kalikimaka.” It’s an evening affair, and this year an artist friend and I created two branch chandeliers to […]

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My thoughts are with construction today… all around people are busy working on various projects.  Aside from my own mess in the studio, my daughter has been occupying herself with putting together puzzles.  It’s quiet work and I can sense she is enjoying the peacefulness and ability to concentrate uninterrupted for long moments.  We have […]

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I’m feeling the need to work with my hand-dyed fabrics again.   The mess that comes with this type of work can be frightening, but the results are exhilarating!  You’re gonna love it!

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As with every other room in the house, my studio gets transformed from time to time to suit the needs of it’s inhabitants.  Recently, I’ve been noticing the kids love to come to this space after dinner to sit quietly, read and/or work on homework.  It’s my favorite after-dinner place as well and with me […]

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All I can say is WOW!  I’ve had a complete BLAST with this quilt!  Maybe it’s because I made it for friends… maybe because the parameters were narrower… maybe the colors soothed me… maybe it’s because I tried many new things (and was successful at them)… more than likely it was a combination of all […]

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