I am into my 10th year as a full-time fiber and textile artist. So many individuals have supported my endeavor along the way that I have decided to dedicate space in this blog to singing their praises. One such individual, who has been in my life from nearly the beginning of this 10-year journey, is Char Z. An energetic spirit, Char leads an active, rich and diverse life. Among other things, she is a creative herself, working in a variety of media. She is an enthusiastic student of technique and has a cultivated keen appreciation of the creative works of her fellow craft-artisans. Not only has Char been there through all of my felted work but she has also nurtured the emergence of my wearable micro-line, Petal-Una Collection. She wears each unique piece with great flair. I recently sat down with Char, in honor of our 10th year together, to look at the impressive group of pieces of my work (mostly wearable) she has added to her collection over the years. I am deeply indebted to Char and honored to know her. Here is a gallery of highlights from my visit – the earliest work appears first.
Step by step, bit by bit. Eventually.
Studio cleaned and ready for the next wave of work. Time for a brief sit-down with pen and ink. Mind quieted (for the moment).
Highlights from 2021.
Adding to the mix…a new round of pieces contemplated with this bundle of cloth and fiber - all dyed with cutch, indigo w/iron modifier. But first, complete current work in progress!
Many of you know that my studio practice includes designing and building artisan apparel (@petalunacollection). I will be showing selected pieces from that body of work on Dec. 4th at #littletreeartstudios in Avondale, Ga. 11-6. After that, I’ll be open by appointment at my studio leading up to the winter holidays.🌀
A work in progress.
Seasonal entropic sampler. So much richness in decay.😌