I am back from a five week pilgrimage to southern India. This is my third trip to Tamil Nadu, each time I feel a deeper connection to my own heart as well as the heart of the world. Even though I visited many of the same temples, the same ashram »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »