July 7, 2014

Art in Action

So true…...

"When I don't have art in my life, it feels like misplaced energy."
~ Gwyneth Leech

July 1, 2014


No Worries! 

Is that possible? Well, I'd like to think so.

When I think of Summer, I think……
water balloons
neon colors
ice cream
salads of every kind
What does Summer represent for you?


If you are like me, and you don't have an area for a home garden, consider supporting your local CSA. They are a wonderful concept.

My first pickup of the season. Yummy!!

Happy Summer!

June 29, 2014


Learning to Weave on a loom.

Securing the threads to the loom.


Just like other handwork, it's the meditative rhythm that I enjoy about weaving.

Watching the threads come alive into cloth makes me happy.

June 27, 2014

June 25, 2014

Stitched Memories

This piece warms my heart.

It represents…….
new travels
 the new feeling of stitching on wool
evening chats on the balcony
 afternoon tea
 sewing circle of like minded souls
 eco dying techniques shared by the lovely India Flint 

June 9, 2014

To Dye Naturally

For 5 wonderful days, I was inspired by India Flint on the process of using natural plant materials to dye cloth and paper.

Each day, we would wonder the grounds for fallen plant material. Then, fold them in between fabric or paper pieces held tightly together by string. The bundles would sit in a dye pot overnight. In the morning, we laid the bundles out with anticipation of what took place during the night.

Each bundle holds a different surprise, and every time someone in the class opened up a bundle all you could hear was "oooo, awww, oh my gosh."

These are a few of the magical surprises found.

The class quilt, hand sewn into blocks of natural wonder.

May 21, 2014

Nature and Cloth

This years art getaway takes me to Osoyoos, Canada. It is a privilege to be learning from India Flint along with 11 other fiber artists. 

This is my classroom.

Just being surrounded by these beautiful mountains and like minded souls is fulfilling.