A couple of weeks ago I completed the four panel series from “Well Used, Well Loved.” (WUWL) The outer two panels are woven in a brocade weave with miles of shifu – paper spun thread with text from WUWL participants. The center two panels are hand dyed and woven linen »
I am back home from a month of sailing on the coast of Maine.
We have a 30′ sloop named Witness – actually she is the third boat named Witness that we have owned. For over 30 years I have sailed these waters with some awareness of the connection between »
Summertime in the the studio - I am weaving the last two panels for “Well Used, Well Loved.” When these 40″ by 72″ panels are woven I will embroider on the surface using Shifu thread as well as embroidery floss. Balanced with this indoor studio time, I am spinning »
I believe that there is something powerful and energetically uplifting to the color blue – which is an odd contradiction to the musical or emotional blues.
Just look at this horizon – this layering of turquoise, aqua and periwinkle just slays me.
Indigo blue has been the foundation color for most of my »
Sitting in the brilliant sun, lap top in my lap (how ironic) in the waiting area of a windshield replacement shop – I am feeling grateful for small measures. I am glad that I wore a t-shirt today – it’s hot here. Life offers multiple opportunities for gratitude – »
Many of the things I love to do (gardening, weaving, sailing, walking) are a slower route of travel or creating.
I’ve found over the years that this more measured or deliberate path offers an expanse for self reflection. This self review is also a pause – a way station, a »
As a weaver for over 40 years, I am well acquainted with patience and perseverance. To create my artwork requires massive amounts of both of these attributes.
I believe that by following this pattern of consistent and steady work I not only create strong and weighty work, but my personal »
Sometimes there are so many loose ends that it is hard to know where to begin.
This summer has been a season of intense family highs and lows and as a result my art work has taken a backseat. Here it is October, with many loose ends left from projects, news to »
“Thank you Letters” is a community art project that is on-going. This means that I use it as a platform to engage people in conversation about gratitude. The project is made of 26 hand embroidered letters on plastic net lobster buoy flags. Sometimes I ask people to spell something that they »