Sunday, December 16, 2007

Painting purchased by the Columbus Metropolitan Library!

This Painting was included in the Juried Ohio Arts Council Online Visual Arts Registry exhibition held at the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Downtown Columbus. And I am very proud that the library felt they couldn't let it go and bought it! I am so thrilled! I have always wanted my work to be in a very public place, and this is it! Thanks Columbus Public Library!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

New work, getting ready for Ohio Art League...

glimpses for some work currently in studio, note the worlds smallest quilt!

Opening Night, Massillon Museum

Here are a few pictures from the openings at Massillon Museum. Thanks to everyone who came out in the cold, cold, night! and Thanks Everyone at the Massillon Museum, Alex, Christina, and Megan!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sunbonnet Sue

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Coming soon, Massillon Museum, Studio M

December 7th through January 13th 2008

Opening reception is Friday, December 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2007

sunbonnet sue's new home

Andy Hudson sent this pic of Sunbonnet sue goes to war he bought, with the quilt that it hangs above. Thanks Andy!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

columbus art capital of the world!

This subject is keeping me from my studio, but I had to post, Columbus the art capital of the world, title is great, I want to also point out that this is a beginning, a catalyst , from this "Movement" there can be innovative and cutting edge philosophies, and art created, changes that can be made with a beginning like this. What is so great about "Indie" is that it is so very true, you have to do it your self here, We don't have to contemplate if some other city in more "Indie" than us, we just need to take action. What are other ideas for action that could be implemented? Is it possible to create a unified vision that spans small and large arts organizations, I think so, and I also believe it has to start with the smaller and more experimental groups and movements.
nothin' to it but to do it!
Make it in columbus!

I have proposed a public art day as my part in the movement. I will keep you posted!

Here is a section of my email to other organizers:Hi, I am wanting to put in your ear again of the idea a day of Public art. I am thinking artists writers, etc. create a few pieces each and mount them (legally of coarse) on a chosen day, perhaps gallery hop? Documentation can occur as posts to columbus indie capital website. This could be once or twice a year,
> cost would be minimal, I would think a distribution of fliers, and blog/e-vites. I like this idea because it is all inclusive easy to participate and can be on many different levels, performance, "installation" posters, drawings, objects left here and there.

Monday, October 22, 2007

New studio new work

Here is the new studio space, It was the original kitchen in our home and is now cookin' up art. It's working out great, with tons of storage. I highly recommend turning your kitchen into a studio!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

scary art show

Come one come all to Alana's this weekend Sunday the 21st to our SCARY ART opening costume party! from 3-7
featured artists, Rick Borg, Helma Groot, Charles Wince, Paul Volker and yours truly.
Dress up and its kid friendly :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quilt Surface Design Symposium

My work space at Fran Skiles Painting on Fabric Workshop held at the Columbus Ohio Quilt Surface Design Symposium. See the little Sunbonnet Sue pile!

My work at the end of day two, it's all about texture and layers, and of course, Sunbonnet Sue!

Fran Skiles checking out her students work. We were all amazed at the amount of work we got done in two days.

The end of our workshop, what a great experience! Thanks, Fran!! Thanks Quilt Surface Design Symposium!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

New Work

Monday, June 4, 2007

Sun Bonnet Sue tower

Here is my latest sue bonnet sue, The latest is always the favorite so I will say no more.

Maudie quilt

This is a detail of my daughter's great grandmothers quilt on her dad's side. I am into the different whites used, she was very prolific, and I will eventually add more pic's of her quilts. They are mostly in Indiana, and will take some tracking down. She had 11 children, and some crazy amount of great-grandchildren most of them have several quilts each! She also fed her family from a gigantic garden and kept chickens and pigs which are the source of many funny tales.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

sun bonnet sue new works in progress

After making a quilt I like to work on some paintings, these are in progress, as you may notice they are about Sun Bonnet Sue.

Sue Bonnet Sue in a pile

This sunbonnet is finished, I am challenging my self to try to keep my images more simple and direct. The Sun Bonnet Sue structure seem to lent themselves to this wonderfully.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

sun bonnet sue quilt

Here I'm working in the studio, on my latest quilt, I am interested in the Sue Bonnet Sue quilt pattern. I am fascinated be the faceless figure and I have been experimenting with her. I printed some fabric, actually cut up old house dresses, with a bird etching, and created a stack of Sue's in a pile. This piece is almost done.

My quilt collection

These are some cutters I've collected for future projects, I love them to pieces! and so did their previous owners.

New Work, Tiny Quilts

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Old as the hills

An old quilt I got on ebay, see where the quilt became filler for a new quilt note holes from the ties. This quilt is as old as the hills, well used with lots of odd repairs, gorgeous. To beautiful to use and totally disintegrated, But what the inspiration piece.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Artists talk about their work at the fiberarts forum showing Jeanne Williamson, Reina Mia Brill and Pam Cooper among others.

Dorie Millerson showing her beautiful lacework pieces at the Fiberarts international forum.

Painting now showing at Fiberarts international, Pittsburgh center for the arts.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

tiny quilt detail