Thursday, September 11, 2014

Connecting Threads - Quilting as a part of Jewish Life

My art quilt group, Connecticut Fiber Arts Collective, traveled to the West Hartford Jewish Community Center for a meeting in August and had a chance to see some amazing artwork in the front gallery. Here are some of the photos.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Indigo Dyeing

I think I am in love again.  And this time it is with INDIGO.  

Thank you Carol R. Eaton for introducing us.  My fingers are blue, my shirt is spattered, but this is FUN.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Little Bit of Shiva Paintstik

I was at the courthouse today for jury duty but mid-way through the morning we were released. Hurrah!

Bonus day in the studio. I set to work on the piece shown above.  These are just strips of commercial cotton of various widths that I sewed side-to-side and then cut at odd angles, sashed randomly in white and set them all against a black background. 

Here it is now. Colors muted and blended. Hmmm. I like it but think it needs something more. Still not quilted. What do you think it needs? I would love to learn your thoughts.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shiva Paintstiks - Easier than You Think!

Several years ago I received ziplock bag of Shiva Paint sticks that a friend no longer wanted. And like so many things the bag sat around in my studio for a year or so before I got around to trying them.

On Sunday afternoon I pulled out some hand dyed fabric, a couple of plastic templates, and the paint sticks. After a few missteps I figured it out...and of course by then I read the directions!

To see what I did please follow this link later tonight to my new blog

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

12 Characteristics of Creative People

This is a list of 12 tendencies shared by creative individuals posted online by Kim Phillips in March 2012. I  have reprinted the list here with her permission. Please follow this link to her original post

Creative people are different because they operate a little differently. They....

  1. Are easily bored
  2. Are willing to take risks
  3. Don't like rules
  4. Ask "what if"
  5. Make lots of mistakes
  6. Collaborate
  7. Are generous
  8. Are independent
  9. Experiment
  10. Motivate themselves
  11. Work hard
  12. Aren't alone
Do you see yourself in this list? I can relate to every one, but the big ones are #1, 3, and 8.  Send me a comment and let me know which ones resonate most strongly for you.