Sunday, December 24, 2017

Season Greetings!

Season Greetings  to one  and all.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Made in America.

Greetings All,
Made in America" the heart and art of three African American women. Sandra Bridges, Candace Hunter, and Trish Williams.  Coming to the Renaissance Court @ Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60608. Jan 6 – Mar 8, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm closed Sat/Sun. Opening reception Thursday, Jan.11, 2018 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times.

Greetings All,
Here's a reminder of "Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times" at the Woman Made Gallery.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Crochet w/Vera - update

Greetings All,
Vera and I continue to  meet  and to crochet.  She's growing and creating all the things that she wants and I am so very proud of her.  She inspires me to created from  time to time and I love just meeting and talking with her.  Here are a few of our latest projects.  Below center are a collections of hat that Vera created to wear and as gifts.  She love bright solid colors for now, but she has bought an ombre yarn and I can't wait to see what she creates.

Below is a vest that I created of Noro wool yarn and I am loving it also.  I love the fringe and variegation  of color.  I got to find a new project for our next meeting, but in the meantime I think that I will add fringe to the armholes.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

P.I.E.C.E.S. - update

Greetings All,
Coming to Kennedy-King College in Chicago, IL P.I.E.C.E.S.  The journey continues.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Plum Goody Update

Greetings All,
Last summer I dyed a piece of vintage lace tablecloth with Rit Ambergine powder dye.  I fell in love with the color and yesterday I created a waterfall vest out of this gorgeous piece and had to share it.

Libration Color Collection - jacket.

Greeting All,
Here is another creation from my "Libration Color" collection.  This is a waterfall jacket created with Kona cottons created from log cabin blocks with slash pocket.  In the center of each block is an Adinkra symbol the focus on the principles of Kwanzaa.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Plum Goody Vest

Greetings All,
Here is a spinoff from my "Plum Goody" jacket, a waterfall vest.  This was  created with my hand dyed cotton, batiks, African  wax print, and quilters cottons.  I love the colors and I love the drape and just had to share.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Plum Goody jacket

Greetings All,
Today I present my latest "Plum Goody" waterfall jacket.  This was  created with my hand dyed cotton, batiks, African  wax print, and quilters cottons.  I love the colors and I love the drape and just had to share.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times via WMG

Greetings All,

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present ‘Dreaming Bigger in Strange Times,’ opening on November 11th and running through December 16. The final exhibition during WMG’s 25th Anniversary year, it is the second exhibition at WMG’s new location in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Juried by Chicago artist and curator, Joyce Owens, the exhibition includes works by 17 artists from diverse backgrounds and working in a variety of styles and media.

My piece "Seekers" (below) will be included in this exhibit along with several of my soft sculptures.  Seekers are the ones that are on the outlook for the truth at any cost.  It is their duty to enlighten and encourage.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Colorful Creations

Greetings All,
Here's the invite to  an upcoming exhibit opportunity with some magnificent women who  I am proud to call sister/friends.  We will be exhibiting at the Side View Gallery in the Contemporary Arts Center  of Peoria, IL and I am so very grateful to Natalie Oneal Jackson and Preston Jackson.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Final runs of FAC.

Greetings All,
This is the final run for Fiber Artists Coalition.  Our current exhibits are at the Plymouth Arts Center in Plymouth, WI.  This has been a wonderful decade and I have enjoyed the journey.

Monday, October 2, 2017

ASWR final exhibit.

Greetings All,
This week will be the opening of "And Still We Rise" Oct 6 - Dec 30, 2017 at the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.  This would not have been possible without the hard work and determination of Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi a "Shero" of the culture.  I am grateful to be included and to be a member of WCQN.  This has been an amazing journey.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

P.I.E.C.E.S. update.

Greetings All,
Opening this week at the SLCC Florissant Valley Art Gallery a solo exhibit by yours truly.  So if you are in the area do go and check me out and let me know how you liked it.  Thank you in advance.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ice Dye Works

Greetings All,
More  love from my ice dye projects and I am loving them all!!!  The piece below is titled "Skittles - 1.  It's 2 yards of lightly stretch denim that was ice dyed with Rit Dye in powder form with Yellow, Kelly Green, and Red.

Below is a dolman short sleeve tunic created from the cloth above.

Below is Skittles-2 and this is a two yards piece that's a bit more colorful and I have yet to cut it.  It too was created with the stretch denim and ice dyed with Rit Dye powder in Red, Kelly Green, and Yellow.  I love the patterns that formed in this piece that was shibori folded and the dye was spotted on the ice.

The final piece is a piece that was ice over dyed and then created into a tunic with the two yards of Kona cotton.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cloth Works updates.

Greetings All,
I have been trying to ice dye and Red/Black/Green piece and here are my two results.  Both are cotton and were 1st dyed Apple Green 45 with Rit liquid dye then dyed with Rit powder dye in Wine and Black.

I love this fan design that I achieved by shibori folding (below).  This has been a great learning curve for sure.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cloth Works update...

Greetings All,
I have spent the last week doing some "Ice Dyeing" and I have been loving it.  This piece is a part of a series of pieces that I dyed with Rit Dye in the color of Teal 4 in powder form.  The piece below on the right was done in a folded shibori style that I was not happy with and decided to over dye it with the ice and more of the powdered dye.  I love the pooling that the ice does and adds more texture to the cloth.  

The piece below is the 1st piece that I created with the ice dye technique and I am loving the whole process thanks to Rit Dye.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mix Media Works update.

Greetings All,
Here is my latest mix media piece in the series of "The Keepers of the Cloth-II""(50 L x 17 W).
 This is a mixed media of wire, tin,  recycle gifted fabrics, plastic beads, and wood.  Woven fabric that has been painted on a wire mesh frame with key, and quilted silhouettes as embellishments.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wearable update

Greetings All,
For the past week I have been dying fabric and yesterday I did some ice dying and over dyed some yardage that I didn't like.  I love my new "Cherry Wine" tunic thank to Rit Dye in Wine 10 over some Scarlet dyed Kona cotton.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

More Cloth Works updates.

Greetings All,
Here are my latest for my double dose of  Rit Dye in powder form in Teal done in the stove top method. 

Over dyed vintage tablecloth (below).

Flour sack tea towel (above)

 Vintage table linen (below left) and I am loving the way the embroidery pops.
A vintage tea towel with waffle weave and embroidered (below right).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Cloth Works updates

Greetings All,
I have had the dye pot on for 2 days with Rit powder dye in Aubergine 33 and here are my results and some of which I am happy with and others not so sure.

Aubergine over Lemon and this I am loving.

Flour sack tea towel  dye over screen print(right).

 Vintage  linen  dyed with Aubergine (left)
Another  vintage linen over dyed with Aubergine (right),
 Two  yards of Kona cotton that was shibori folded and overdyed and I am loving this the most.

My final piece for now is 2 yards of Kona cotton dyed in scarlet and then overdyed in Aubergine and I am not happy.  So I go back to the dye pot on this one.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Greetings All,
My latest accomplishments have been about fashioning things for others.  I builded two frames to attached Kuba Cloth to once I sewed it to burlap and help with the install.

I've created a waterfall jacket from some beautiful cloth from central Vietnam known as Ta Oi tribes of aLuoi. 

I have also help Vera Agusta create a sweater jacket our of some Bubble Gum Pink yarn and she's loving it.

And I created an improvised sweater jacket out of some variegated bulky yarn with handmade polymer clay button by Anne Pastucha.

I was borned to create and facilitate...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Abstraction Distraction an FAC exhibit.

Greetings All,
Here is the info on an upcoming exhibit with the Fiber Artists Coalition that coming to the Plymouth Arts Center in addition to "Wabi Sabi".  Below are my entries in this exhibit (from left to right)  Restructure-I, II, III, & VI.  So if you are in the area do stop by and enjoy exhibits in conjunction with the 14th Cheese Capital Jazz/Blues crawl and the reception August 11, 2017.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wearables and more wearables!

Greetings All,
I have been on a tunic roll again and here are some of my latest.  Right is a stretch lightweight denim hankcrife tunic.  I love the abstract animal print with the overdye.  My next creation was made from some of my "Parking Lot Shibori" cotton fabric that I made and it's done in a batwing caftan style.

Friday, July 7, 2017

More Wearables

Greetings All,
Here are some more of my latest wearables.  I love this sunny yellow Adinkra symbol tunic.  It's short and sweet I think.

I also created several garments out of my "Parking Lot Shibor" fabrics one being my old standby favorites "Handkerchief-hem" tunic and my new "Waterfall" vest.  All of these are made of cotton and I am loving them.

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