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Friday, May 18, 2018

May Fiber Gathering

Angie is on vacation, so I brought a camera to Carole's.  It was a beautiful day with blossoming trees, frogs croaking in the pond and conversation with lovely ladies.

Carole's Kitchen, parts of lunch

Blooming orchids in the sunroom, beauty.

OK, the chorus frog(s) were noisy but we know why they love this pond.

Pretty Lavender hat by Barb

Judith's rug handwoven with Marimekko scraps, bright and cheery, caught her  modeling her handwoven scarf too.

The rug, my 6-harness twill piece, on top of the Oriole Mill woven towels, Barb B's tea cozy started.

Finely woven hand towels from the Oriole Mill in Henderson, N.C.

Olga's shawl and shawl pattern.

Anne Marie modeling Olga's shawl.

Examining Rachel's knitting.  That baby was having a good time too, just happy, no fussing!

And then we walked down to the other pond, reflecting pool.

Carole's stone masterpiece inside the sauna.  
It was a perfect day.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Asheville Tripping and Beach Walking

Colleen's Window - Love

One of the Jacquard Looms at the Oriole Mill in Henderson, NC. Took the tour and saw the Jacquard working, mind-boggling process, mind-blowing designed product.

The sewing room at the mill.  Everything is designed, woven and sewn on site.
Go here The Oriole Mill and read about this terrific place.

Sewing Studio

Unfortunately this is a blurry photo but have to include.  Thread organization, beauty in itself.

Remnant diving.

Sitting Artfully.  In Daniel McClendon's Studio - The Lift.  

I love his work!!!!

Drifting sand and seashells everywhere on the beach near Ocracoke, NC

Live Oaks and a mossy roof down an alleyway in Ocracoke, NC.  Finally a sunny and (relatively) warmer day at the seashore.

April Beachwear  in North Carolina.  So happy I brought this coat along.😏

Nags Head, Waterfront Restaurant.  A bonus to sit and watch the sunset.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pink, pink and more pink

The most instagrammed restaurant in London.  Delicious Pink!

Also Delicious Pink

I Love Pink

Gold, Orange and Pink

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 2018

About mid-month we finally got some 6 inches of snow.  Yay!
Temperatures up and down in January.  Those of us who like winter were happy to see the snow even though it didn't stay around long.

Keeping warm.

Colors of the season.

Studio re-do
I love my new bright yellow counter, it cost $8 at Restore.  We debated about it, looked at everything while holding onto the $8 price tag and finally decided it couldn't get any better!
The photo below shows the bookcase cut in two and somehow it holds more!   Magic.

Viva Gallery in Viroqua, WI is having a member show in February.  The theme is "A River Runs Through It"  So many comparisons to 'a river running through it' and the thread in a weaver's world.  This is a 6-harness spaced warp design, I wanted wavy.  I think it works.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Original Pink

This cascading wall of ivy covers an entire side of a garage down the alley from my house.  The colors were gorgeous this year and swept me away.  The pink silks came off the shelf in the workroom.  Right now I can't get enough of pink.  But, look at all the variation in the colors of this vine, delicious mix of pink, deep pinks to purples, greens to gold.  I am awed and inspired by color splendor in the natural world.  Sometimes when you look more closely you find unexpected appeal in a color mix that in life you're taught 'don't wear those colors together',' those colors clash' or those colors as in pinks and blue have certain connotations - baby colors - that forbid putting them anywhere else.  I am intrigued with the unexpected, the contrary and am moved to work it in fiber.   There is more here and I'm not done.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Driftless Area Art Festival

So honored to have my work recognized this year at the Driftless Area Art Festival.  So many fine artists in one place, it is humbling, unexpected and Amazing!!!  to be singled out for an award.
Thank you to State Street Gallery in LaCrosse, WI for sponsoring the Merit Awards.

I believe this was the piece that got the attention.  I had it on a dress form, the judge studied pretty well.  The following photo of a monarch caterpillar in my back yard is the inspiration.  All you have to do is look to nature to see the most beautiful colors The pattern is an 8-Harness Twill that  reminded me of 'eyes' in a peacock's tail feathers.

A picture of my booth at the art fair.