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 »
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 – »
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 »
“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 »
To create art with others – in community – requires interaction with others. It is in this space that the real community ART is made.
This spring I am continuing my transition from teaching in schools to focusing on my own art. Soon I will remove the artist in residence/teaching portion »
This winter my husband Ben retired from both of his jobs ~ University teaching and part-time ministry. To celebrate we went to the Bahamas for a whole month. We rented a little house on Long Island - part of the Lower Bahamas. The island is a little rough and rugged »
Happy beautiful New Year to all!
I LOVE the month of January – it is a time that feels unencumbered by holidays (apologies to MLK) and the weather often shuts down the frenzy of modern life. This is a time I hunker down in the studio, dig deep, inquire within and seek fresh solutions »
Summer in Maine goes by like the blink of an eye. We wait and wait for it to get warm, to feel the heat of the sun, and perhaps swim in water that is above 65 degrees! And here it is August 13, with a few trees sporting tinges »