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.
Starting a new round of indigo-dyed cloth for wearable and other work.
Found this #anole outside on my studio window ledge, alas fatally injured and transitioning to dust, vine tendril still wrapped around its leg. I moved it to this leaf to photograph and its color change was even more apparent. Disappeared from the leaf later, presumably still fresh enough to nourish another creature. Assume it is a #greenanole which are now more prevalent here - north of the Georgia fall line - and often slip into my studio for a visit. 🌀
Wall. Images taken, sketches rendered, work made, bits collected. Building energy around new work and keeping the well filled.🌀
Working towards completion of this piece...almost there.
Back home and back to work but still thinking about beautiful Guanajuato, its surrounding wilds, and friends (old and new) there. I have been to this City many times but there is always more to experience, learn, and love. I look forward to returning as soon as I can!
Some views from Guanajuato City 🏼☀️🌸
Between wearable projects, more pigment exploration. Indigo, ink, gold leaf (detail)
She has my FAVORITE hand painted jacket (2016). Love that! All are such beautiful pieces. How nice to have such a loyal customer. But more importantly such a great mentor.