Saturday, May 31, 2014

Weeping Rock Sentiel

Waverly Gallery the Spring Show theme is Local Identity.
The show starts June 6, 2014 for one month.
Please stop by for the Artist Reception from 5 to 7 or any time in the next month.

I have been fortunate to have two pieces accepted.

Every winter the lime stone rock that have been cut to make room for the freeway and roads into town have water weeping from them.   As the days get colder the ice forms.  They look like Ice Sentinels along the freeway into town.  Ever since I moved her this winter phenomenon has fascinated me.  They are so beautiful.

Show Me The Path

Springfield Missouri is a small enough town to know almost everyone and large enough to offer a lot of opportunities.  If you are lucky enough to be borne and or raised here there are many paths open to you if only someone shows you the way.  Some paths take you away, some lead you right back home.  Some path are fraught with tangles and wrong turns.  Some paths are an outdoor adventure.  Some are a good foundation and education to make your dreams come true.  But we all need someone to show us the way or the path in life.

This is my version of having a Local Identity.  

Sorry.... No time to post.

Sorry I have not had time to post for a while.   I am getting ready for a three person show at Waverly Gallery in October 1014.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sea Life 18 X 20 At Waverly House

This is called Sea lift because if you look closely you will see shells and the sand and ocean waves.
This work was accepted into the juried show starting today June 7, 2013 at Waverly.   It is part of my "Captured " series.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

New Galaxy At Waverly June 7 , 2013

This is a preview of my work effective June 7, 2013.  It was juried into a show called
 " Inner Spaces, Outer Limits"
This is  hand dyed, whole cloth, 100% cotton.  Look closely, it has glass beads exploding from the molten inter core.

Hope you can make it to Waverly House for the Artist Reception held June 7, 2013 from 5 to 7:30 PM.
If you do please come and say "hello" to me.  

This is New Galaxy at tonight's show at Waverly.   Very nice presentation.  Very nice show.  
Thank you Eunice Waller.   

Monday, April 29, 2013

Winter's Bonfiree

When the snow is falling outside there is nothing like a bonfire to warm  up.
This is two pieces of art in one.   The under layer is flat, abstract art quilt.  the upper layer is  3 dimensional .  Their are silk, cotton and polyester pieces tied to the white cotton terry strips.

This can be viewed in person at Waverly House, Springfield, Mo.

"Captured" a series

The following 4 abstract pieces are part of a series called "Captured".    I have attempted to capture objects onto the fabric.   I used black net or  to hold them in place exactly where I wanted them.   Then I sewed around the objects and over the net.  
I am through with this series for now.   But I had such fun with them I am sure I will return to this method in the future.   All of these pieces can be seen at Waverly House, in Springfield, Mo.

Coral Reef "Captured"

Have you ever been to a tropical island?   The water is warm the sand is littered with shells.   The reefs are alive with growing coral.  The beautiful  coral  is transformed into jewelry for the fish.
This is cotton fabric quilted to resemble the foamy tide and the coral reef.   The shells are "Captured" under net.   

Sea Life "Captured"

The sand and the ocean waves can wash amazing things to the shore.  Just walking along the shore you will wash your feet in the foamy waves lapping the shore.   You may sink your feet into the sand.   You may dig up shells hidden there for you to find.  This is cotton and wool fibers on cotton fabric.   The shells are "captured" under net.   

Canyon Walls "Captured"

The walls of a canyon capture rocks, trees and various plant life.   In the summer the heat warms the walls and encourages the seeds to sprout.  As the plants grow they split the rocks and they tumble down.   I have used cotton, and wool yarn and cotton fabric.   The rocks are "captured" under net to hold them in place.  

Winter's Memory "Captured"

This winter Missouri had a cold 5 months.   Winter is drab and the colors are monotone grey.   The trees are sleeping and the earth is covered with snow and ice.  The grass is dead and the flowers are gone.    I  was trying  to reproduce what this looks like in this series I call "Captured".    The rocks are captured under net and heled against the grey earth.    

Ten Moons of Persia (sorry I'm sold)

The Ten Moons of Persia is a mix if exotic fabric and beads blended to remind me of a beautiful Persian rug.   I especially love the Persian blue color.  This is the only photo I have to remind me of this piece.   It sold the first day it was displayed at Waverly.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Vibrant Earth ( at Waverly House)

Our Vibrant Earth is made of recycled  silk from the factories in India that make the women's clothing called Saris.   The  proceeds from my purchase go to provide Safe Shelter, Health Care and Education to Women in Nepal.

This piece of art represents the various stratus of our earth.   It starts with the brown earth, the water in the rivers and streams and ocean, the green forest and savannas, the hot and dry deserts, to the purple mountains and the air and clouds above.    

Sea Shells by the Sea Shore (Sorry, I am Sold.)

I went to California in September and got to put my feet in the Pacific Ocean again.   This is how I remember that day.   Waves washing to the shore and the foamy water left behind as the tide reveals the shells.   It was such a peaceful day with not a care in the world.   Just like a vacation should be.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Vine. (at Waverly House)

Intense greens and blues with a punch of berry are the colors I chose to show you how the Sweet Potato Vine grows around my patio.  This prolific vine is just here for the summer.  So are the butterflies.  So I thought I would make sure I remember what they look like when the cold winter months come calling.
This sweetie was first seen at Waverly Gallery Meet the Artist Last Friday night.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Muffin on the quilt

Yes I have a kitty and yes she owns the house.  That is just the way it is with cats.   They own you,,,,,,you do not own them.   Here she in on my hand appliqued quilt.   She looks like she approves.  I occasionally make traditional quilts but this is the first full size hand appliqued quilt that I have made.   The process took 7 years to complete the 9 blocks so I will not be selling it any time soon.   I still do not have it quilted yet.   Another 7 years check back with me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Midnight Garden

If you walk out in my garden at night this is what you will find.   A profusion of colorful flowers mixed with the weeds and the dark night sky.   It is such a joy to see  summer greeting us with warm nights and abundant color.

This measures about 30 X30 and is available at Waverly House Gallery in Springfield, Mo.

Shadows in the light

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wild, Green Eyed Girl

I took a class several years ago   by Jason Polock.  Each person in the class made a curved or straight line on the paper.  After about 12 people "made there mark"  this is what I got back.  
I really liked the Picasso like effect and kept the paper.   This month I finally got around to making a pattern and finally completed the Art Quilt today.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

 This happy face is my husband Ted.   He won Chancellor's Choice Trophy at Ozark Technical Community College Car Show today.
This is the car that won the trophy for him.   As you can see the trophy is huge, over 6 feet tall.   The car is an 1966 Mercury Montery S55 Convertible.     We do have lots of fun in it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This is my latest textile to be entered in Waverly House Spring show entitled Untamed.   I hope I get into the show.  Even if I do not get accepted  I just love him hanging in my sewing room.   He is watching me every day as I work on my next project.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

The sunsets are great in Arizona. I had fun in the sun and went to lots of quilt shops and shows until I broke my ankle. But I have lots of photos and lots of new ideas for new art quilts. So stay in touch.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Copper Canyon Fossils ( sorry I am sold)

I am getting ready to go to Arizona for the month of January to warm up. I remember the last time I was there I was way out in the canyon and found fossils just laying around.

Ladies Choice

I have been working on this since the summer and was inspired by our Morning Glory's. One day I was looking at the Morning Glory and discovered they were being surrounded by lady bugs. We were all out early and enjoying the morning sun.
This is currently in the Sky Line Challenge at Ozark Peacemakers Quilt Show.

Spring Meadow

I know it is winter but last month we planter over 300 tulip and daffodil bulbs. I was thinking of spring and what it will look like when all these bulbs push their way through the earth.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I am pleased to announce that the following 5 pieces of art work can be seen and purchased through Waverly House Gifts and Gallery. 2031 S. Waverly. Springfield, Mo. 65804 417-882-3445. or you can visit Waverly on face

Wildfire (sorry I am sold)