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Patchwork, Nine and Me

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Nine. I have always been in love with nine. It' a magic number. But when configured as a nine patch it become a multi-layered symbol for me. It' a number, it's a square. it's patchwork. It's light and dark make...

The Work of the Artist Barbara Tomecak

The artist Barbara Tomecak largely works in paper, producing the most beautifully organic shapes, ethereal extensions of nature. Much of her work hangs in its own space, interacting with the world around it, never crowding it, never dominating it, just balancing with it as a moment in time. Show More Summary

Yesterday and Today

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yesterday. I posted a picture of this pillow on Facebook. Because a late October stray showed up here. And probably this one will wander right into November. Today. I just thought I would put the instructional video from Contemporary Boro...

Blue Through

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Sometimes. When I light an early fire in the studio, the first smoke from damp wood fills the nearby forest with blue light before disappearing. This morning I caught that. The blueness, moving freely filled me with a sense...

Revisiting a recent note to self

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Journal entry 9/10/15 Be honest with yourself. Know your limitation. and your manipulation of situation as justification of that. Note to self 10/26/2015: Here this note to self seems a poem. Considering the context of self expression. Today's nine is...

Sunday's Nine plus 1

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Today there is rain, welcomed for it's been so dry. Impressed by the beauty of the day, I went walking early in the damp air. Raspberries in October. These are new bushes, just maturing. Gifted local cuttings. It seems odd...

Some Sanity for Saturday

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Today's nine. ( I'll try for one everyday now. ) I used the contrast seaming (PAPERLESS PIECING style using 2 strands of black cotton floss for stitching) on this one, a concept (!idea) that started long ago when I was...

Patchwork Beasts

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's Friday. In the spirit of FEEL FREE, I have opened another class. PATCHWORK BEASTS. Thinking back to this post, funny how this concept appealed to so many teachers and here I am now offering the class on an open...

Where to find me in Houston!

It’s that time again!  Houston Quilt Market and Festival are here!!! Quilt Market You can find me on Saturday delivering my lecture called “Better Social Media Reach in 15 Minutes a Day” which outlines the method I use to manage my social media while holding down a full time job and quilt business!  You may...

October's Patchwork

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Hard to believe we are already moving into November. The month of October has been a ragged patchwork held together mostly by looking. Looking. It is a kind of stitching in a way. I like that. The LOOKING STITCH. Slows...

First Look at Inspirational 7

Here is the first look at the front cover of Inspirational 7, due for release November 11. Some changes have been made, I have changed the font for the title, which will carry on through the inside of this issue, I have also dropped the word issue. Show More Summary

Considering Patchwork 1

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Today I am just formalizing the focus on patchwork a bit. I think that is what I am really doing. I've talked a lot about it over the years on the blog and off the blog. Sometimes when I am...

When More is Less

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yesterday I found a jar. A BIG Jar. It's big enough to be a window. Big enough to hold a lot of nothing.

October Looking

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So here I am. Looking over the patchwork bits here. Some old, some new. Looking mosty today, some extra time being spent adjusting to FireKeeping after the weather turned suddenly cold. Thinking about the wall. How much it is like.....

First Freeze Coming and 1-2-3.

6 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Third Sunday in October. ONE. The squirrels got into my acorn walnut dye soup while I was tidying the studio. Ok. Start over. TWO. Still green here with the first hard frost expected tonight. So... Hung a flag to help...


7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

So here I am. Suddenly without a camera. But wait. The phone! Not one of those new fangled iphones, mind you, but good enough. And some photos already taken. And some digital tools. OK. NOTE TO SELF: Find a way....


7 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

We eased into the day without worry. I didn't get to sew or address the camera issues today, because the Man is under the weather and I made soup. First things first. I did, though, change the format over at...

The Work of the Artist Dennis Potter

Illustration: Dennis Potter. Big Boro Japan and Japanese culture has both fascinated and inspired creative individuals across the planet for generations. The defined nature of Japanese culture, both in the visual and in the conceptual, lends itself to a broad interpretation and reinterpretation by artists from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. Show More Summary

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