Saturday, December 24, 2011

freeArt in NYC - update

I recently posted that I sent the 3 pieces below to freeArt event in association with Cloth Paper Scissors. The date, time and location has been posted on their facebook page. It's Dec. 26th 11:00am around the Rockfeller Center area. If you're in the area, I would love to hear how it went.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

freeArt in NYC

Cloth Paper Scissors is having a freeArt in NYC. I thought it would be fun to participate. I shipped off this artwork today. The artwork is due at their office by December 19th. There's still time to participate. It's a quick and easy to make 6"x6" artwork. Join it!

The exact date and location of the event hasn't been published. I'll update this post once that information is provided.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Noble Seasons: Winter 2012

This is my art quilt for the Noble Seasons: Winter 2012 exhibit. It's called Snow Blind. The title of this artwork came first and it dictated the direction of the design. I wanted the abstract design to convey the feeling of a snow flurry.

This first showing of this exhibit will be at Road to California in Ontario, CA  on January 19-22, 2012. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Incarnation Holiday Boutique

Incarnation Holiday Boutique is this weekend in Glendale. I will be there selling mini art quilts, greeting cards and small paintings. If you're in the area, come by and say "hi".

Incarnation Community Center
San Fernando Hall
214 W. Fairview Avenue
Glendale, CA 91202

Saturday, November 5th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 6th
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Cha Cha Cha" Postcard

"Music" is the theme for the latest mini group postcard. The first idea came to me was movement, which means dancing. I didn't want to make a literal interpretation so, I thought of manipulating fabric to give the feeling of movement. I've seen art quilts that have wavy pleats and thought it would be fun to try. First I painted free form stripes on pfd fabric but the painted fabric was too stiff to manipulate and sew.  Then I decided to use some bright stripe fabric I had in my stash. It was easier to work with.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further."
Keith Haring

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pasadena Museum of California Art

My friend, Madeleine, and I went to the Pasadena Museum of California Art today. There are 3 graffiti exhibits on display until September 4th. I wanted to get some inspiration for a project that I'm working on. We weren't allowed to photograph the exhibits. I decided to take pictures of the front of the museum painting by Renta and the garage painting by Kenny Scharf. If you're in the Pasadena area before September 4th, I recommend stopping by the museum to see these inspiring exhibits.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"A Tribute to Mark Indig" Postcard

For the fiber postcard group this month, our theme was "Geometric Shapes". I have to admit it was a tough theme for me. Every design I sketched seemed too simple.....not interesting or creative. Then I looked at one of my design walls and noticed an torn page of the LA Times with an article on photographer, Mark Indig. I decided to pay tribute to one of his photographs. The postcard above titled "A Tribute to Mark Indig" is inspired by one of this photographs. Here is the link to his website so you can check out his photographs of urban landscape.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Screen Printing with Jacaranda Leaves

The other day a branch from a nearby Jacaranda tree fell. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use some of leaves to screen print fabric. I took pfd fabric and pinned it to a folded drop cloth. I laid some leaves on top of the pinned fabric. Then printed using thickened green dye over the top. The first print came out nice and clean.

I decided to leave the thickened dye on the screen overnight so, I could try the technique called Deconstructed Screen Printing.  The next day, I pinned a new piece of pfd to the drop cloth and screened thickened Sodium Alginate to release the dried dye. This print came out too light.
I had some Jacaranda leaves left over so, I decided to print over this fabric.  Using a clean screen, I pulled thickened purple dye on top. The white and light green shows through to add depth to the fabric.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

"Petals" Postcard

The June theme for the postcard art group is "Flowers". I thought it would be fun to turn fabric into canvas by using gesso then paint with acrylics. Each petal is painted separately then attached to the "quilted" postcard with thread and a white bead.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Playing with Fabric

Today I worked on creating fabric for a black/white/gray project.  I monoprinted some white Kona fabric with black Setacolor fabric paint. Here is a photo of the supplies I used:

And here is a sample of the printed fabric:

On black Kona cotton fabric, I used a decolorant to remove color to create grayish-white dots:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Peel Away The Layers

I finally got around to using tea bag papers in my artwork. It reminds me of a thin layer of skin. Underneath this layer of "skin", I used a patchwork of brown and tan wool. Putting this small artwork on top of regular fabric didn't seem to work. I decided to dye cotton batting in persimmon. This idea came from my friend, Linda Friedman's blog. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Glow" Postcard

This artwork is another fiber postcard for mini group that I'm involved with. The theme this time was "Light". This design is the first thing that came to mind. Swirling colors of white and gold foil on a bright yellow background. The main lesson I learned with this postcard is how tricky it is to photography metallic gold.

4/27/11 Amendment: The recipient of this postcard took a better photo than mine so I replaced it today. Thanks, Teresa!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Linda's Art Quilts - Mojo Dolls

My dear friend and fellow artist, Linda Friedman (, posted some wonder Mojo Dolls on her etsy store. Check them out at Below is just a sampling.

Love Mojo Doll (Perfect for Valentine's Day)

Goodness Mojo Doll

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SAA - Our Creative Journey

I have 2 art quilts on display at this exhibit. Besides fiber art, there will be other forms of art exhibited.  If you are in the Anaheim, stop on by! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

I selling these 3 Valentine's Day cards on my store. Each card is a mini quilt on a blank greeting card with an envelope.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Noble Seasons - Fall 2011 Update

This post is an update to the Noble Seasons - Fall 2011 post on December 12, 2010.

Here are venues and dates of this traveling exhibit. I hope you can visit a show in your area.

ROAD To California - January 20 - 23 2011
Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, California

Mancuso Show Management
Denver National Quilt Festival VI
April 28 - May 1, 2011
Denver, Colorado

Quilting, Stitches and Crafts Expo
June 23 - 25, 2011
Reno, NV

Ohio Sewing & Quilt Festival
September 8 - 10, 2011
Cincinnati, OH

Nebraska National Quilt Festival
October 20 - 22, 2011
Lincoln, NE
QSC Expos

Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show
Oklahoma City, OK
January 2012