Muses & Champions #1

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…

Fresh Start

I feel like the year has been progressing at a rapid pace (even though it is only January 19th!)  2016 was the “year of the wearable” for me, primarily.  I am beginning to find flow in my wearable art line, petal-una collection.  That work will continue this year, likely branching, as usual, in a variety of directions…but all pointing back to the center – all of my work in the studio circles back on itself, cross-referencing, cross-fertilizing.  In addition to creating art-wear in 2016, I was gifted with the opportunity to expand the horizons of my fine art fiber and…

Spring Sewing Spree

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately – making garments for my clothing collection, petal-una.  (Scroll down for images of some pieces from the new Spring collection).  I started this limited edition and one-of-a-kind collection as a counterpoint to felting.  I also wanted an opportunity to learn new skills and develop possible wearable formats for my felted cloth.  Alas, sewing has never been one of my favorite tasks but the scale of my enterprise makes hiring someone impractical.  As it turns out, it has been an eye-opener for me on a variety of levels. As I construct these garments,…

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…