Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

my day job


This is a (still unfinished) portrait from Wende Caporale's summer workshop, beautifully painted by Abner Cope.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Adventures in Cleveland


On my way home from CREATE in Chicago, I stopped in Cleveland for a few days, where I had the great pleasure of taping some segments for Quilting Arts TV (Series 900) and an instructional DVD (about machine quilting). I seem not to have taken many pictures, but here's what it looked like:

[QATV set]


[on the monitor]






[Loot! Generously provided by Havel's]


[Pokey Bolton, working hard in the green room]


[out on the town with my fellow QATV peeps, Susan, Judy and Candy!]


[the wildlife in my hotel lobby]




My little Zuzu dog was my traveling companion for this trip, as was my Bobby Darin Pandora station. Since we went by car, we were in six states in one week --- NY, NJ, PA, OH, IN, IL (and then back again). Here's how Zuzu spent her spare time:

[Toledo]


[Chicago]




[Cleveland]




peace


Saturday, September 10, 2011

in stitches


FYI, I have an article (and a goofy, but informative video) about drawing with bobbin thread, in the current in Stitches eMag --- available for both MAC and PC. Check it!


Monday, September 5, 2011

CREATE - Chicagoland


Well, I'm back from my Chicagoland adventures (and also Cleveland adventures, but that's another story). Sadly, what was to be the second annual mini college reunion with my friends Brian and Norm didn't happen, due to circumstances beyond our control - or what Brian referred to as "stupid adulthood." Nonetheless, I had a marvelous time at CREATE Mixed Media Art Retreat.

Here's what it looked like:

[photo expansion quilt]












[I was lucky enough to be in a Bernina sponsored classroom so all the students got to use shiny new Berninas!]














[As promised students...here are some pictures of the cat photo expansion quilt that someone made in a previous workshop. Incredible, right?]




[(fabric) artist trading cards]








[fabric collage pendants]




























[wearing the finished product!]


[one student decided to focus on the collage and not the jewelry-making...]


[having a mad, passionate love affair with the Bernina!]


Thanks to all my brilliant students, Pokey Bolton and all the peeps involved in organizing the event. If you were in my workshops and took any pictures during class, please send them to me - especially if I have jazz hands in the pictures!