Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Scarves

Hand painted, sunprinted, and overprinted.
vote for this article in the Handmade Louisiana Craft-along, beginning Nov. 9. Theme: Autumn

Hand dyed velvet rainbow!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eye of the Quilter

Looks like I was not accepted into this year's show in Houston, so I'm having my own little Salon des Refus├ęs.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival

The name of this piece is Vanishing Wetlands: Legislative Compromise.
I chose this piece because it is mounted on stretcher bars, and ineligible for many shows because it is mounted. It is made of black cotton. layers of green and brown netting, and 434 adhesive bandages, 1 corn pad, gauze, adhesive tape, spanish moss, and acrylic paint. It has 3 layers held together by stitching, and meets the definition of a quilt. Yes, it's an art conservationist's worst nightmare. But at the rate things are going here in Louisiana, it may last longer than the wetlands. This piece was originally made for a show at the Bluebonnet swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge entitled Save Our Swamps.
Full size photo courtesy of John Hartgerink

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Late Bloomer

Last of the spider lilies
First of the colorful leaves

And one daylily that defied mother nature and bloomed in October!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Big News! Published in a Book!

Shady Lady and detail

Lark Books will be publishing 500 Art Quilts in spring, 2010. There will be 499 art quilts AND ONE OF MINE! Can you tell I'm excited? Can you guess how many typos I am making because my fingers are hitting all the wrong keys?

Link to Lark catalog:

Original post with more info and a back detail:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Copper Leaves, Greens and Golds

Copper Leaves & details. Sunprinted with copper overprinting

Greens and Golds with details. Sunprinted, with pearl emerald overprinting and gold spatters.

More in the works.

Cascading Oak and Falling Leaves

Cascading Oak and detail. Printed so that the direction of the leaves changes in center back.

Falling Leaves and details. Sunprinted with gold overprinting.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scarves to "Dye" For

Actually, they're done with textile paints. Forest Floor and details. Sunprinted, overprinted with pearl blue and turquoise, and spattered with metallic gold. Model: Half-Headed Hilda (brainless but hardworking).