Archive for May, 2008

Vid Cast of Trish Williams

My talented friend Trish Williams was interviewed by Bonnie McCaffery when she was in Chicago for the International Quilt Festival. Go see this great interview with lots of images and descriptions of Trish’s quilts.

Chicago Antique Market

Today was the opening day of the Chicago Antique Market. We are lucky to be able to walk to it, about 5 blocks west of our loft. It’s the perfect weather today, about 70 and partly cloudy. I am glad we are still enjoying cool weather here, poor Northern California has had unnaturally hot weather, […]

Maira Kalman

Another Ted talk worth watching (although I think they are all fabulous and am trying to watch them all) is this one by Maira Kalman. I love the way she paints and tells a story.We read all her children’s books when my kids were little. Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman had to be one of our all […]

Chicago School of Fusing May birthday lunch.

This week I took a trip out to the suburbs to have lunch with Frieda, Laura and Emily who all have birthdays in May. My morning began by hailing a cab to get to the train station. Chicago cabs are very motivated when they see potential fares. It feels like life slows down outside the […]

Artist Profile on Layers Upon Layers: Mixed Media Art

Check out a cool blog called Layers Upon Layers. Each week Cyndi does an interview with a different artist, this week she featured me! There are always interesting techniques, artist profiles and links to other cool stuff on this blog. Thanks Cyndi!

Dream Houses- more how-to details

This is one of my favorite house views not seen in the magazine. In this months Cloth Paper Scissors magazine you can find the directions for making my Dream Houses also referred to as the bird houses. There are a lot of steps to making these and in fairness to the other contributors of the […]

Do you know about this book?

Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artistsby Rice Freeman-Zachery (you can click on it to look inside) This is a really fun book, I love the fact Rice has brought together artists from many different media (including several artists we textile people know and love). This is the description from Amazon: In […]

Painting a Squash

Starting with a line drawing from my sketchbook, I traced an image of a squash plant onto a high thread count cotton pfd (prepared for dying) fabric, then used a transparent base textile paint to bring it to life.. After painting the leaves, I started on the squash painting it a warm golden yellow. Then I built up the shading […]

3 Year Blogiversary!

My friend Julaine left a comment mentioning her site meter will soon be hitting 10,000 (go visit she has a prize for the lucky 10,000th visitor). Thinking about this type of blog land mark made me realize I have now had my blog 3 years! That is amazing to me. Since I was a teen […]