Friday, February 27, 2015

Viewpoints9 Reveal Day!

It all about PLAYING.  Even though I posed Viewpoints9-2  this challenge myself, I had no idea of how I would approach it.  After weeks of mulling, going to my studio and tidying, which is my practice when I'm looking for inspiration.  As my husband tells me "Go play in your fabric".  It worked!

It occurred to me that I should approach this as I were to invent a game.  Taking only fabric from my scrap bin, I challenged myself to create a playful piece.

It was great fun.  A bit like a archeological dig, truth be told.  I uncovered bits large and small that I hardly recognized...old friends.  Some of my hand-dyed, some discharged, vintage, African, Australian Aboriginal designs, and Japanese.   All right there in the bin.  No wonder my granddaughter has such fun playing in it.

Jump over to the Viewpoints9-2 blog and check out the other participants "PLAYING"
Playing with Scraps 18" x 27"

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Woodland 6"x6"
Our local art center is hosting their annual Winter Party.  They are providing 6" square canvases to local artists who would like to donate to this fundraiser.

Woodland is my donation this year.  It is hand-dyed piece from Carol Eaton, inked with one of my hand-cut tree stamps, free-motion stitched, oil pastel and oil stick colored.

Check it out:

Monday, February 9, 2015

71st Annual CT Artists Exhibition

Weather warnings made little impact on the crowds attending the Opening Reception yesterday at The Slater Memorial Museum.  The place was packed!  As were the walls and the showcases.  It is a visual wonderland.  The exhibit will be in place through March 20, 2015.  If you are in the area, it's certainly worth going! (not just because mine is there...)

A few iPhone pics:
Waterholes between oil paintings

Main Gallery