Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I really don't care how many times you find that you have been juried into, made the cut, passed the mustard - you ALWAYS have that wonderful feeling of  YES.......  So with a dreary day today I opened my e-mail to find that I had been juried into Art Cloth Network.  This is a group from all over the United States that is dedicated to exploring and promoting art cloth.  What a wonderful ray of sunshine today!  I am very excited to be joining so many wonderful artists in this group.  I think that Texas, especially south Texas, may have a majority of members!  Susie Monday, Lisa Kerpoe, Peggy Sexton, Leslie Jenison,  Mandi Ballard and myself all come from Austin/Houston/San Antonio area.  My first meeting will be sometime in September in California.  I am excited to begin this new journey with so many wonderful artists!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring Meadow

Spring Meadow
6" x 18"
Silk Broadcloth, Hand Embroidery

This time of year is very exciting for me. The landscape is beginning to turn green again - a fresh clean green. The days are warming up. It is nice to go outside and soak up the sun's warmth. This is a time for new, fresh ideas. A time for growth.

I am finding that I have enjoyed keeping my hands busy with smaller items. Bits and pieces from larger works or from experiments done to find the right color combinations or textures for the next piece. I have an incredibly hard time tossing anything out - I just know it will be the "PURPECT" piece for the next project - needless to say my purpect pieces are stacking up! Time to use them up and give them new life - new growth - and while these bits and pieces are being rejuvenated I too am being given new life. Fresh clean ideas emerging for a fantastic summer crop. This is a very exciting time to be alive!

Spring Meadow - Detail