Monday, November 15, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

a different look at the embroidery world

 This is a short documentary film for a university art class featuring a number of women who have designed and embroidered their own take on 17th century embroidered caskets.

There are two links and the videos are best viewed simultaneously. 

The young creative spirit behind this project is Tess Carlton. 

Monday, November 8, 2021

Placemat Map

Find your way in the village.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Placemat Maps

 I used to have a large collection of placemat maps. These were placemats you’d find in small town restaurants in high tourist locations. They pinpoint area attractions and tell you about local businesses. I always loved the quirky artwork.

Here is my placemat map for The Village part of the World of Possibilities. 

The drawing is complete and I’ve transferred the design to fabric.

Ready to stitch!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Linda Eaton


 I was so lucky to know Linda Eaton. She is the woman in the middle of the photo above. The woman on the right is Tricia Nguyen, the mastermind behind the Cabinet of Curiosities, and the reason Linda and I met. 

Linda approached me out of the blue one evening with an email inviting me to exhibit my casket at Winterthur. WOW! After I accepted, spoke to Linda via email, and calmed down I had to thank Tricia for making this happen. She downplayed her involvement at the time but I knew she had made it happen.

And then I got to know Linda. Oh our friendship was way too brief.

I just learned this morning that Linda died last night. 

Linda had an Indianapolis connection. We often spoke about her coming to visit my studio and having time to get to know each other better. It never happened. 

So I will treasure what little I time I had with her. I feel that I only knew a tiny little bit about a woman of enormous talent, energy and creative enthusiasm. Here is one link to more about Linda .

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Castle Archway

 The castle archway began years ago as a theater arch only partially completed. 

I pick the project up again, widen the arch and now I’d like to finish it. I am including children from the Dragons kingdom. They are the happy children from the front of my first casket and will be playing instruments and dancing once again.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The StairPalace


The StairPalace drawing is complete. From small hillside huts to linked homes the Stair
Palace grew over time.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Wrapping up 2020

The garden casket is complete. The front of the casket holds one of my first attempts at stumpwork, all worked in cotton embroidery floss, in 2013.
"Our tale begins, as...." 

The heart garden.
"......good ones do......" 

The moon garden.
"........Once upon a time......" 

The last side panel is the most recent embroidery finished in December 2020. 
The turnip patch.
"......A garden grew." 

Over it all shines the sun.


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