Autum 2013 News

Autumn Greetings!! The big news of the moment:  I have been accepted into the American Craft Council’s San Francisco show!  This multi-day event will be held in August, 2014 and I will be posting more frequent updates in the months to come leading up to the show.  I’m really excited about the opportunity and look forward to showing my decorative fiber work in San Francisco next year. Meanwhile…..Things are happening in the studio right now, including this new line of felted scarves – they will be on view in a group Wearable Art Pop-Up show at Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery…

Moving Forward/Part I – Petal-Una Unveiled

Like many an artist, I find myself perennially compelled by a variety of projects and undertakings.  It is sign of the times but also a reflection of a restless mind facing the other side of 50 (which of course is really 30!)…so much to do but hopefully there will be plenty of time (and vitality) to support all of this activity! One project I’ve been pursuing for the past couple of years has been the creation of primarily ready-to-wear (r2w) apparel from hand-made artisan textiles, work which was formerly presented under the Mariposa Artisan Textiles label.  I now find my studio…

Recently Completed Work

This piece is inspired by the generous, triangular “mantillas” I saw while visiting Madrid some years ago.  I have had a vision of being cocconed in a felted version for years.  The process of designing one has resulted in an emerging theme for me: working with modular pattern repeats…in this case, building on a favorite surface pattern (a “web-wave” variant) with some light relief elements.

Textile Biennial Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming 2013 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles to be on display at The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art from April 13th to June 30, 2013. The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 13th. Here’s a link to the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, the event sponsor, for more information.