Another Preview – “Fire and Ice”

Well–I missed a day–sorry about that! There’s always so much to do to get ready for a show. It energizes me and I enjoy it, but sometimes I bite off more than I can chew! My carefully constructed plan was thrown off yesterday by an email from the local newspaper asking if they could come…

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Artfest Preview – “Time Travel”

This week I’m previewing work that I’ll be showing at the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest this Sunday, Oct. 4 from 10-5 in McLean Central Park, McLean VA. At right is “Time Travel,” one of the first pieces in my Color Block series. I haven’t been able to show it much at my exhibits…

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Sneak Preview – “Summer Breeze”

For the rest of the week I plan to feature some of the work I’ll be showing at the MPAartfest this weekend and the stories behind them. At right is “Summer Breeze.” It’s 33″h x 27″w and it’s mounted on stretcher bars so it hangs on the wall by a wire just like a painting.…

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MPAartfest coming up next weekend Oct. 4

Only one week left until the MPAartfest on Sunday October 4 in McLean Central Park! I’ve been busy working on some new pieces for the show, most of which haven’t even been photographed yet. At right is “Wild Geese in Flight,” one of my newest works which I’ll be hanging at the Artfest. I’ll be…

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“Amber Harvest” Accepted at Quilts=Art=Quilts 2009

I’m thrilled to announce that “Amber Harvest” has been juried into the Quilts=Art=Quilts 2009 exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY. The show will run from Nov. 1, 2009 through Jan. 10, 2010 with a preview reception on Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm. As I noted in an earlier post, this piece…

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“Cosmos” in Process

I’ve been working on “Cosmos” most of the summer and it’s finally pieced! This is the newest piece  in my “Playing with Colors” series and I expect to have it finished in time for the MPArtfest on Oct. 4. You can see the others in the series “Playing with Crayons” and “Playing with Colors” on…

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SAQA Reverse Auction Starts Today!

I’ve been on vacation the last couple of weeks, but I’m finally back in the studio now.  No pictures yet, but I wanted to let everyone know that the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) Reverse Auction of 12″ square art quilts starts today. There are many wonderful works to choose from and you’ll being helping…

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New to Color Block Series – “Amber Harvest”

“Amber Harvest” is the newest piece completed in my Color Block series and it moves off in a different direction that I’m very excited about. For this piece, I created one improvisational block by cutting strips, resewing them and cutting again until I had a block I was happy with. Then I framed it asymmetrically…

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“Seashells” Completed; Detail of “Sunrise on the Beach”

I’m pleased with how my “Seashells” piece turned out. Regular readers will doubtless note this is very different color palette than the brights I normally use, but it was fun to try. I pushed the idea of a neutral in several directions, from beige to pink and beige to blue-green and there may even be…

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