Category Archives: painting

New work

   I finished this little (5″ x 7″) piece yesterday.     And sketched out the next piece in the series today. I made three backgrounds with the intention of playing with portraits in my stitched collage style. I was clearly … Continue reading

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The 100 Days Project

So I joined the 100 Days Project. “It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal.” I’ve written before about … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Freezer Paper Stencils and Masks

Way back in the day, before I got into painting and collage, I was really really in love with quilting. (Honestly, I will probably always be a quilter at heart.) I am well versed in quilting tools and tricks and … Continue reading

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Stitched collage: Folk Art Album

Folk Art Album. 27″ x 24″ I was so happy to finish this project before 2014 ended. I got the idea and started this back in August. I’ve worked on other things in the meantime, but this project has been … Continue reading

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From inspiration to artwork

I had just started playing around with my stitched collages again when I popped in to a craft store on the way to the lake last August and saw this: “Ah ha!” I thought, “I could collage an owl and … Continue reading

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Spending my days creatively

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard Several weeks ago I made a change to how I spend my days. I always had great intentions for working on my art projects but … Continue reading

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Ordinary beautiful weekend

I took Friday off for one last trip to the lake. This duck nipped my toe. I may have fed it a cracker. I ran into these excellent people (my mom and my auntie) on the way to the lake. … Continue reading

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