Posts Tagged ‘Tea & Ephemera’

Tea for 23

At Festival on Wednesday I taught Tea & Ephemera, this is a fun class with momentary periods of creative frenzy. Here everyone is printing thermo-fax images on their fabric. This is followed by drawing on tea bags, collaging them along with a variety of other printed and textured papers onto fabric, painting and coloring the tea […]


Just when you think you’re up for a bit of down time, life happens

Wow, it has been an action packed 3 weeks since I last checked in. I had two teaching trips and then made an unplanned trip to San Diego right after I got back from Denver, because my step dad David collapsed and hit his head at the Del Mar race track on his way to collect on […]


Tea and Ephemera in Grass Valley

I taught a Tea and Ephemera workshop in in beautiful Grass Valley the second week of June. Grass Valley is a little over an hour drive east of Sacramento up to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Grass Valley is an old gold mining town established in the 1800’s with a lot of historic charm and now is […]


A spot of tea in Diablo Valley

My next teaching trip came up fast on the heels of Folsom, and I drove to the the Bay area to Diablo Valley to teach Tea and Ephemera. This class is an introduction to a variety of mixed-media techniques that can all be applied to fabric, that initially grew out of my experimenting with drawing and […]


6 days of art making with a Smiling Turtle in Omaha

What a lot of trips I have to catch up on, the last 2 months have been a whirlwind. Now I’m home for a bit and will try to catch up on a few before I fly to Denver on Friday for my college roommates wedding/art school besties reunion.   Back in April I flew to Omaha to […]


My Fabulous trip to Florida: Part one

As I sit here contemplating what I might have forgotten to pack for my trip to Omaha, I reflect on what a wonderful time I had in Florida and because I have so many photos I want to share, I’m going to break this blog post up into two parts. The first post will cover […]


The very first Craft Napa retreat was a tremendous success!

My car was packed to the gills when I drove away from my house for Craft Napa with my daughter Indigo, who was working as staff photographer for the event. We stopped on the way to pick up my recently retired mom (78 years old) who was signed up for a watercolor class with Jane […]


Have you ever thought of printing a photo on a tea bag?

well, as odd as it may seem I have, and here’s why; tea bags are a light weight, strong paper with a lovely tea stained patina that gives them a vintage distressed look. Best of all, teabag paper is so thin, that when adhered to fabric, the tea bag blends right into the surface and has a ‘workable’ surface […]


Better late than never, right? My week teaching at International Quilt Festival

I’ve been so busy the last couple weeks but things are finally slowing down enough to share about my time at festival. Teaching at International Quilt Festival is always a whirlwind of a week with lots of hard work and lots of good fun. I love catching up with so many friends all in one place. My week at festival started […]


A lovely 3 day retreat in the Hudson River Valley and a fun and fast trip to Houston, Texas!

I was so excited to teach at the Hudson River Valley Fiber Arts workshop an hour from Albany, NY, a week ago. Many of my friends have taught at there, and I’ve always heard the best things. The Greenville Arms was built in 1889 and consists of a large 3-story house with a dining room, […]


Donate $100 and get fabulous art in exchange!

Feb 4th is almost here! and it’s the day to make a contribution to the Virginia Speigal’s FiberArt for a Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and get a piece of unique textile art in exchange from one of the top 100 textile and mixed media artists. Check out all this amazing work to see what you could […]


Mark your calendar for this special fundraiser

I’m happy to share that once again I will be contributing artwork to Virginia Speigal‘s FiberArt for a Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year The 100 Fundraiser to Fight Cancer will bring FiberArt for a Cause’s total contribution to a total of 1/4  million dollars! by raising $10,000 in one day on February 4, 2015. This is […]


My trip back to the third coast

I flew to Chicago to give 2 lectures and teach a day and a half Tea & Ephemera workshop for the Prairie Star quilt guild in St. Charles, Illinois. Before heading out to the burbs, I reunited with a group of good friends that regularly met for dinner at my old loft. Our group initially started meeting for artist play dates, and a potluck […]


The Australasian Quilt Convention

This is the Royal Exhibition Building, the home of the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. It was built in 1880 with a brick structure and wood interior, it has two floors and is in the shape of a cross. There’s no heat or airconditioning, and since fall was well underway it was a bit cool […]