Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Carolyn Crump

I saw some awesome works by one of my favorite textile artist Carolyn Crump and I was just bowled over by what I saw. I've been in love with her work for years and now she has gone to another level. I hope that you will review and enjoy. You can find out more about this work and the works of Susan Else who is also one of my favs and Yoshimi Kihara who is new to me, but she's on my list now. Textiles Resource Guide by Gwen Magee is the one who supplied this info and you can check out more. To see more of Carolyn's work do check out Just Lookin'. Carolyn you are awesome and thanks too you and Gwen for keeping us enlighten.

I also forgot to post the new postcard for the exhibit of Mermaids & Merwomen in black Folklore at the Florence Museum of Art, Since and History in Florence, SC the exhibit is up until May3rd. There is still time if you are in that area. The image on the postcard is by Tresa Vega and is titled Madre de Agua. Enjoy.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Metallic-V/Piece of the week.

Greetings All,

This past weekend I spent painting fabric for a new piece. I even enjoyed waiting to see what the color would look like after completely drying and no I was not sitting watching paint dry. I do understand more why some of my friends paint whole-cloth pieces. I used Setacolor's transparent Raw Sienna as the base color (left). Plaid's Antique Gold Metallic acrylic and Lumiere's Super Copper (center), Halo Blue-Gold (right), and Pearl Violet (bottom). I painted with a brush, paper towel, plastic, and my fingers. I love the affect and the back is even more impressive to me than the front. My piece is abstract in it's composition because of how it's going to be constructed. The cloth measure 53 inches square and that's the largest size I've painted thus far. Now I'm off to paint some paper that I want to add to the cloth and I'll post more later.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Greetings All,

This past weekend was the IQF here in Chicago and I'm still in awe of some of what I saw. I've waited a few days to see how people were responding before I post. I don't want to offend anyone by posting pictures of some of the pieces that I like. I'm always amazed when I look at the pictures that I've taken and sometimes I wonder why I took some of them. They are favorites both old and new. The artists are Deborah Sylvester, Leslie Gabrielse, Inge Mardal and Steen Hougs too name a few.

Masters: Art Quilts:Major Works by Leading Artists" is the current exhibit of SAQA and it's just awesome. You can pre-order the book on their website and it's due out in early May although they had copies at the festival. The master artists included are: B. J. Adams, Pamela Allen, Eszter Bornemisza, Elizabeth Brimelow, Pauline Burbidge, Cher Cartwright, Hollis Chatelain, Kyoung Ae Cho, Jette Clover, Jane Burch Cochran, Linda Colsh, Judith Content, Michael A. Cummings, Chiaki Dosho, Noriko Endo, Nancy Erickson, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Jeanette Gilks, Jenny Hearn, Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs, Inge Hueber, Wendy Huhn, Michael James, M. Joan Lintault, John Lefelhocz, Terrie Hancock Mangat, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Therese May, Carolyn Mazloomi, Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Velda Newman, Clare Plug, Yvonne Porcella, Jane Sassaman, Deidre Scherer, Joan Schulze, Susan Shie, Ann Woringer, Charlotte Yde and Ita Ziv.

I met one of my favorites textile artist, Linda Witte Henke. I like liturgical art and vestments and Linda some of this type of work. Do check out her website. Other SAQA member I spent time with were Clarian Ferrono, Frieda Anderson, and Laura Wasilowski trying to learn as much as I could in a short period of time. Thank you ladies for sharing your knowledge.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Riverwalk Quilting Guild

Sorry I've not been posting lately, but I've been busy with other things. I did my 3rd trunk-show/lecture this week for the "Riverwalk Quilting Guild" in Naperville, IL and it went very well. I like doing them even tho they make me so very nervous when I start and then bam! Something happens and I just take off with a blast. They where very touch by my piece called Lost/Found (below) and I found myself chocking up telling about how it came about. I look forward to my next engagement. I have some new pieces on the table and I do hope to get one finished soon. The exhibit at the Harold Washington library in downtown Chicago seems to be going well also. I've gotten some good feed back. So if you are in the area it's up until the end of this month. My exhibit is on the 8th floor and I have several small works on the 2nd floor in the children's library.

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