New Name – Jazz Rhythms

This is the latest version of my “Red is a Neutral” piece–which I’ve renamed to “Jazz Rhythms.” I took it over to show my artist friend Jennifer Duncan recently to get her input. Jennifer does wonderful abstract mixed media paintings and uses a bright color palette similar to mine–you can see her work at http://www.jenniferduncanart.com…

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Cindy’s Studio – Pricing

I had a photographer, Al Reitan, come over and take pictures of my studio recently for the Great Falls Studio Tour that will take place October 17-18 this year and I thought I would share this photo of my space. I have a studio that would generously be called “compact” at about 8′ x10′ in…

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“Food” Exhibit at Katie’s Coffee in August

“Buttercream and Chocolate” is part of a new Great Falls Studios theme exhibit at Katie’s Coffee in Great Falls for the month of August. The theme this time was simply “Food” and each piece was restricted to a maximum size of 154 inches, including the frame. There are 21 pieces in the show, including paintings,…

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Great Falls Farmer’s Market this Saturday–New Work

I’ll be at the Great Falls Studios booth at the Great Falls Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 1, from 9AM-1PM. I’ll have three new quilts that I haven’t shown before, including “Wild Geese in Flight” at right. In addition, I’ll have my contemporary wall hangings, bright pillows, purses and note cards for sale. “Wild Geese”…

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“Tropical Reef” Completed

I finished the quilting on “Tropical Reef” and had it photographed, so it’s up on the website in the Large Art Quilts gallery. There’s a lot going on in this piece, so I quilted the body in a couple of overall decorative motifs that reminded me of sea anenomes. I tried something new in the…

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New Member of Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

I’m pleased to annouce that I’ve been juried in as a new member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. At right is a picture of two of my pillows on display this month, “Neutral Circles” on the lower left and “Tropical Squares” on the right. Below is my “Building…

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“Red is a Neutral” Update

Here’s the update for “Red is a Neutral” with the piecing finished. I made the improvisational blocks individually and then put them together like a jigsaw puzzle. The last block I made was the one on the upper right with the strippy sections. I really liked that effect, but it stood out too much with…

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“Red is a Neutral” in Process

This is the most recent in my Color Block improvisational series–“Red is a Neutral.”  I used solids and sewed pieces together in a fairly random fashion, many of them left over from previous projects. It gives me great satisfaction to “repurpose” blocks or units that either didn’t work in another piece or were simply left…

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“Sunrise on the Beach” finished for “Beaches” Show

I’ve just finished “Sunrise on the Beach” in time for the “Beaches” show at the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts gallery in Great Falls. The show will run from July 2-August 31 and it features interpretations of the “Beaches” theme from a variety of Great Falls Studios artists, including painters, photographers and jewelers, in…

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