Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coffee Filter Butterflies

First I drew butterfly outlines with a sharpie. (A gel pen will work, too.) I then painted over them with watercolors, then cut out the shapes and affixed them to the art quilt with acrylic gel medium. Then some top stitching.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Two Pieces at Mancuso!

I'll have a piece in the SAQA regional "Cutting Edge" show at the Mancuso April 29 - May 2. Forty of us will be there 1-3pm on Thurs the 29th.

I'll also have a piece in the U.N.'s Quilt Challenge show also at the Denver Mancuso.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The bird's nest was drawn with gel pens and painted over (I call it "colorized") with watercolors, and then I re-emphasized some of the lines with a darker color in gel pen. Painted organza was cut out in the shape of a heart and drawn around with gold dimensional textile paint in a squeeze bottle.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Breaking Traditions Exhibit Published

My art quilt, "Sanctuary" is now published in a catalog of the 2009-10 traveling exhibit with the theme of "Home".
Next stop for this show is the Perrysburg, OH Arts Council exhibit space in May.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rockies Game - Rites of Spring!

What does this have to do with art? Not much - except that one of my best ways to do my personal best work is to go away and not look at my current project or think about it for a while; then to come back and look at it afresh.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Touring in Hampton, VA

Here's a photo from the U.N. Global Fund website showing part of our exhibit. There will be more pictures added when the show comes to Denver at the end of this month.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages