Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My work, "Spunk" is based on a free-association of synonyms for Initiative: dynamism, energy, originality, vigor, spunk, longing, love, passion, action.
The working title for this piece was "Primordial" going for the origin in "originality"...the first assertive foot forward in taking the initiative.
The idea germinated from several leftover parts of a long completed New York Beauty. Rearranged they reminded me of preying plants from the Jurassic Age. They were each completed as small quilt-lets, hand stitched, beaded
Monday, January 11, 2010
Now through February 28th, 2010
Nearly a hundred quilts have been loaned to public venues around the city. Antique bedding and historical quilts can be seen along side contemporary art quilts; work by Gee’s Bend quilters and Connecticut fiber artists lend inspiration to “first-timers” working on Hartford’s community quilts" Kate Themel, SAQA CT blog Read more at http://saqact.blogspot.com
Many from art quilt buddies around the state, including Sisters in Cloth members Linda Zimmerman (zimmermandezigns.blogspot.com), Gail Kotowski (www.artandfiber.com), Vivika DeNegre (www.vdenegre.blogspot.com) and me :^).
Check out what the media has to say at: Helen Ubiñas of The Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/courant-columnists/hc-ubinas-quilts1227.art.artdec27-col,0,6014267.column
Nancy Schoeffler, also of The Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/features/home-garden/hc-home-quilts-0108.artjan08,0,641796.story
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Work in Progress: that may be my phrase for the new year. I've been thinking about my word for 2010 along with many of my compatriots on the two group blogs that I regularly read (saqa and quiltart). A single word has not had sticking power. The phrase "Work in Progress" is so appropriate. It says everything from what is always happening in my studio to my personal development. It's been true for decades.