Archive for March, 2009


This is what I woke up to this morning.So much for spring…

Flora: Copper & Canvas Book

I will give a brief description of the materials used on each page. On the first page there are leaves cut and painted from a phone book page with a leaf cut from a leftover of my mixed media quilt Illustrated Document No. 1. Sprout painted with textile paint on fabric, next page black and […]

The heck with the economy

Fiber Art for A Cause earned $6,250 for the American Cancer Society! This is better than anyone could have imagined and a great addition to the $165,000 that Virginia has raised so far. Thank you, thank you to all those special people out there who made it possible!

Metal and Canvas Books

  I began by tearing canvas into 4″ x 8 ” pieces and painting both sides with gesso. I think if I were to start again I would tear them into 4 ” x 8 1/2″ pieces to allow for the bulk of paint and collage. When the pages were folded in half the book […]

The Donations are coming in!

Here’s an uplifting note in a time when we have felt so down about the economy. Fiber Art For A Cause is off to a fabulous start with two pieces sold on opening day and another two this morning. Linda Teddlie Minton’s artwork raised $1800, Rayna Gilman’s – $1600, Marjorie DeQuincy’s – $800 and mine […]

The Auction Opens Today!

The Fifth and Final Reverse Auction featuring my artwork “I Beelieve” opens today at 10 a.m. CST. 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the American Cancer Society through Fiberart For A Cause. The minimum donation drops each day; wait too long and my artwork might be gone!

More Metal work

This is the bee panel partially done. In this photo I have gone over all my lines on the front side of the metal with the pointed stylus and begun adding some stippling with the tiny ball stylus to the background on the left side. This helps the image to pop up and be defined.In […]

Little Mixed Media Books

I am working on making a couple small canvas books with copper metal covers. I am using 4 inch square copper metal, it is a heavier weight metal than the aluminum I use for Fiesta Ornaments. I have drawn several designs to use for front and back covers for two books, one titled Flora, the […]

Fiberart For A Cause reverse auction Preview opens today

Fiberart For A Cause Reverse Auction Set to Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society Fiberart For A Cause will hold its fifth Invitational Reverse Auction from March 24-26, 2009. The Preview opens today: Natalya Aikens, Gerrie Congdon, Marjorie DeQuincy, Rayna Gillman, Carol Larson, Linda Teddlie Minton, Susie Monday, Judy Coates Perez, Leandra Spangler and […]

One month until Quilt Festival

Just a reminder that I will be teaching two classes at the International Quilt Festival Chicago in April. On Thursday April 16th, I am teaching a three hour class on Tsukineko Inks. I will demonstrate two different methods for working with the inks; the dry brush method using the fantastix foam applicators, blending colors on […]

Canvas book

Last month I made a canvas book after seeing Jane LaFazio’s segment on Quiting Arts TV. Jane used artist canvas as a base for a mixed media collage. I have not worked much on canvas and thought it would be a lot of fun to try using it as a base for a book. I […]