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Monday, August 26, 2019

Update for Fall of 2019

Art Fair season is drawing to a close.... at least for me.   I won't be participating in holiday fairs this year.   If you are interested in particular pieces I can open my studio by appointment.

Agora Art Fair in Fitchburg was a great art fair and to make it even better, I was awarded the Award for Excellence.   I also have a request to provide art to a textile exhibition in Sturgeon Bay and a commission that will keep me busy in the coming weeks.   I am actually receiving invitations for next year's art fairs already so time to think ahead to 2020.

Thank you for all of your encouragement and support throughout the past year.  

Friday, April 5, 2019

New art 2019

Art Fair Season is coming and I am working on new art.  This year I am working on integrating new fibers, textures and techniques with an emphasis creativity over productivity.    As a result, I am taking a bit of a breather.   My work will be displayed in various locations but I will participate in fewer art fairs.   My first art fair this year is Art Fair Off the Square.   Attached are examples of new work.  The birch trees incorporate a new shading technique that relies on the different types of sheep's wool felting at different rates.  I also used many silk fibers to add a shine.    The second piece is wool completely covered in china silk.  The silk traps various fibers and silk worm cocoons between the wool and silk.  The result is a wonderfully textured surface.   I am looking forward to creating some larger pieces using this technique.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Art Fairs coming up and I realize that I have neglected this site.  I have kept up my Facebook Page.
I will be in Spring Green Wisconsin.  I seem a bit stuck on yellow field but I absolutely love them.  The wheat fields of the Palouse roll and roll.  They are mixed with chick peas and lentils.  The patterns are amazing.  I also love the canola.  It is brilliant yellow and when it blooms next to the fresh green spring grass it is stunning.   I have been making more cranes this year as well .. they sell as soon as I complete them so I will keep making a few cranes.  I would love to complete a larger scenery picture with whooping cranes before Art Fair off the Square.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

It has been a crazy winter.  I always take a break to recharge my batteries after art fair season but this year, my duties as President of the local Friendship Force and my ailing parents have taken most of my energy.  I find it very difficult to create when I am my mind is occupied but if I can get into my art there is also a release.   This week I finally tackled one of my best selling themes.  The photo of the Whooping Crane was taken at the International Crane Foundations.  We were fortunate to see them faeeding near the viewing area.  They are America's tallest bird.  At one time there were only 21 left but with effort their populations have been slowly coming back.  Even today they are still at risk.  I don't have a name for this piece yet.  Whooping Crane seems mundane.  Perhaps, Stillness?    

Sunday, August 20, 2017

I have been accepted for:
Art in the Wright Place
November 18 & 19
Hours 10-6 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday.

I will be in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Meeting House at 900 University Bay Drive for this pre-holiday art fair.   Looking forward to seeing you there.   I PROMISE, I will have new work completed.  

I am also going to participate in Threaded Streams Fiber Art Trail the last weekend of March.  I will be in Portage again.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Agora is tomorrow!    I have been working on some new purses using a process called Nuno Felt.  Unfortunately I do not have new landscapes complete.  They are complete in my mind!    Hopefully they will be completed before Art in the Wright Place.    In between I will have new inspiration.  We will spend some time in Tuscany in a farm house villa.  I am sure the landscape in Tuscany will offer new inspiration.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Summer Schedule and New Work

The final art fair acceptance for the summer has arrived.  Agora in Fitchburg August 19th is a fabulous one day event.    The one surprise for the year was my acceptance into the Madison Art Fair Off the Square.  I have not been accepted when I applied in the past so I was pleasantly surprised.   It does mean that I will have to maintain a steady working schedule.  I have been working on adding nuno felt to my purses inventory.