Friday, November 15, 2013

Three Quilted Works Juried into Poudre River Gallery in Ft. Collins, CO

Today I received notice that all three of my submitted works will appear in the Poudre River Gallery in Ft. Collins, Colorado from November 29th through December 28th.  This means that 6 of my 6" x 6" quilted works will be shown in two different states during this period.  Happy, happy day. 

This is a particularly meaningful acceptance for me because my mother and father met at Colorado State University in the mid to late 1920's.  At that time I believe it was called Colorado State Normal School.  Both had fond memories of Ft. Collins and of their college life there, so for my works to visit Ft. Collins it is, indeed, a fine moment for me.

These are the works that will be on exhibit in the Poudre River Gallery show.


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Friday, November 8, 2013

"Fiber Reactions" - A Must-See SAQA Showcase Exhibit

"Fiber Reactions" is definitely a must-see for art aficionados.  This SAQA showcase exhibit, curated by the illustrious artist, Mary Tabar, will feature diverse quilted fiber art created by many talented and nationally recognized artists.  It will held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts in San Diego County at 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064 and will run from December 3 - December 27, 2013.  For those of you who are able to attend, don't miss the docent Tours on December 5 and December 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Postcard Announcement
I am truly honored to have one of my quilts hanging among such notable works of outstanding artists.
"Cosumel Musings"
Close-up of "Cosumel Musings"
The artist reception will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"Small Works" Exhibit at the Chait Galleries Downtown

I am totally elated to report that the artist reception for the "Small Works" at the Chait Galleries Downtown in Iowa City, Iowa, is this coming Friday and kicks off a two-month show.  It is rewarding to know that three of my works were juried into the show and will hang along side paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works.  Pictures of the gallery show it to be a fantastic venue for art.
Chait Galleries, Downtown
 Here are my three works that were accepted into the "Small Works" Show.
"Blowing in the Breeze" (6"x6" mounted)

"Water Spirit" (6"x6" mounted)
"Soaring" (6"x6" mounted)
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A Heart Emerges in November

It happened again!  I was trying, really I was, to clean my worktable of small remnants but a nice little white remnant jumped up and grabbed my attention.  I just had to do something with it other than toss it in the trash.  A fun Valentine greeting card emerged.
It all started with a heart and an arrow drawn on the fabric with Pentel Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks blocks of color and words of love hand written around the heart with a #03 Alvin TechLiner technical drawing marker.  These drawing tools can be purchased at many art supply stores but, if memory serves me correctly, I believe I bought I bought my 4-pack through Amazon.

To stabilize the fabric I placed Timtex interfacing behind it and then secured it in a round, machine embroidery hoop and stitched around the heart in red and the arrow in black.

 Once the stitching was complete I cut the fabric to an even 1/4" away from the Timtex, glued the edges with Weldbond, a non-toxic white glue that will bond almost anything but still cleans up with water.

As the glued edges were drying, I cut a piece of red craft felt on which to mount the stitched heart fabric and cut it just shy of the 5"x6/5" blank greeting card stock that is in my paper stash.  At first I mounted the felt onto the front of the card with Weldbond since it was at hand.  WRONG.  The moisture in the glue distorted the card stock terribly so I discarded that attempt and turned to 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive and it worked like a charm.

Last touches included using a red Inktense Watercolor block to make a border for the heart.  
                                                         Inktense Blocks, Set of 24
To soften the edges of the border, I painted over the red line with only water in a Niji Waterbrush.
Finally, I sprayed the back with the same 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive that I used to adhere the felt  and the card was finished.  When February rolls around, I'll post it in my ETSY shop along with some other cards that I've made to celebrate Valentine love.  I might even consider posting it now.  Fortunately, there is no edict that love can only be expressed on February 14th each year.
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