Ever since the school shootings this year, I’ve been haunted by the fact that one of the most endangered species on the planet is the human child. I wanted to take this anger, sadness and anxiety and put it out there for everyone. Throughout my paintings this year, there’s something about working on the first… Continue reading Before We’re Gone: Innocence II
The excitement is getting real, it's not just anxiety anymore! The paintings are at the framer's. Glass projects are mounted. The book has gone to the publisher. Just 2 weeks and the show will be hanging. I look forward to sharing my passion and having the conversation with you. Remember, if you think you're too… Continue reading Before We’re Gone – On the Way!
A lot of patrons and other artists ask me how I make the glass quilts. As I explain that glass quilt is cast from a real fabric quilt piece, I start to see the wheels turning and receive questions like, "So you mean you put the glass on the quilt and put it into the… Continue reading Cast Glass Quilts – The Process
It dawned on me today that I hadn't sat down with the photos from the last day of our trip to create the final installment of trip blog. Sorry about that - hope you weren't on the edge of your seat waiting. Since we had an early evening flight out, we didn't have a full… Continue reading Last Day in Vermont – Manchester
Upredictable. Fabrics, yarns, glass beads. 10x7 $350 After creating a significant pile of dyed, stenciled, screen-printed and painted fabrics, I cut them into strips and bound them together to create a quilted background for my latest fiber piece, Unpredictable. The long fiber beads (I'm not sure what else to call them) I created using rope,… Continue reading Unpredictable
In hopes of seeing a Vermont sunrise, I set my alarm early... only to be greeted by grey skies and mist. But, since we had a big day ahead of us heading North and West, getting an early start wasn't so bad. We headed up the Connecticut River Byway toward St. Johnsbury. I took a… Continue reading Northeast Kingdom, Ben & Jerry’s and Church Street
Our first morning out was a bit damp and cool, but it didn't stop us from making our trek. We set out for Woodstock, and the nearby Sugarbush Farm. Along the way we spotted our first Covered Bridge. Vermont is home to over 100 covered bridges. While covered bridges weren't necessarily on our checklist, they… Continue reading Woodstock, Brattleboro & Bennington
In October, the American Craft Council held PresentTense at the Kaneko here in Omaha. Nothing could be more exciting than attending a big art & craft conference in your own backyard. Not literally of course, because I don't live downtown. But you know - transportation and accomodation-free. I had never attended an ACC conference so… Continue reading Finding Inspiration
About a month ago I decided that Jim and I needed to get away and scope out what Vermont has to offer. I went through Vermont as a teenager on the way from Boston to Montreal, and have fond memories of the drive. Plus, my friend Gary Dulabaum hails from Vermont, and he's pretty cool,… Continue reading Vermont or Bust!
An early morning trip on the metro led us to the Paris Nord train station to board the Eurostar to London. We arrived with plenty of time, but the workers, while not on strike, weren't there to open up. The lines and anxiety grew, and they finally arrived about 50 minutes before train departure. We… Continue reading Days 8 & 9: London