Friday, February 12, 2010

First stripes then squares painted on cotton.  My goal is to paint a face a day.  Glimmers of spirit peek through the clumsy cameos. 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A nice, round figure

2010 - a year for celebrating roundness and being a-live!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Color

Postcards for grandkids - paint, calligraphy, free motion stiching, fun and love across the miles!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


"COLOR is my daylong obsession, joy and torment" wrote Claude Monet.

I have an idea of what he meant. Sometimes I lay awake planning my next project, trying to remember what colors are opposite what on the color wheel. Other times I view a Chesapeake Bay sunset and marvel at nature’s improbable color combinations – she breaks all the rules yet the sunsets melt your heart.
Here, a gift for one of my very favorite people – acrylic on cotton, calligraphy and machine stitching.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sneak away

A confession....some times I sneak away and play solitaire. I love the feeling of seeing a new hand of cards. I never smoked, but I imagine it is how a smoker feels when they light up - the immediate promise of a few purely selfish moments. Escape. Of course, a few minutes later, the pure state is broken and I’m back in the present. But for a few moments, it’s just me and the hearts and spades.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Woven Christmas wreath: What to do with all my great holiday fabrics? Based on a wonderful article about woven book covers in "Cloth Paper Scissors," I wove some fabrics and ribbons into a circle, covered with sparkly netting, stamped and machine quilted. Painted gold acrylic streaks onto tired red holly fabric for a shiny bow.
Fun but as of yet, a bit too floppy for door hanging....