Mounting textiles for wall display

Halloween is a distant memory and we’re shooshing on into the holiday season. This week brings the close of one show (SOFA Chicago) and the opening of another (Holiday group show at Gallery 360 in MPLS). I have 3 other shows currently in progress in Auburn (NY), Guilford (CT), and Denver (CO) – please see […]

A Fall Eco-Tribe Gathering in Colorado

The Place: our new dye deck

The People: from near and far

The Fun we had: over 2 days, with 3 natural dye pots, a steamer, and a bunch of leaves

We laughed, we tried new things, we learned and shared good times.

Looking forward to the next time we’ll […]

What do NY, CT, Chicago, and Minneapolis have in common?

I have artwork in 4 shows in these locations, all of which will be opening within the next month.

My studio art-making and shipping/receiving department have been on overdrive the past couple months prepping for these and other upcoming shows.

Here are the specifics of the 4 show locations:

NY – Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth […]

Behind the Scenes of Running an Art Business

I’m smack dab in the middle of a stretch of doing 6 shows in 5 months, so LV has quickly passed into rear view as I have to keep my focus forward on the road ahead. My next show is coming up this weekend as I join over 60 other area artists in opening my […]

A Mighty Lonesome Show

When someone refers to your fine art stitched textile wall pieces as “pot holders”, it’s a pretty big clue you’re at the wrong show. Unfortunately, such was the case for me this past week at the ACRE Las Vegas show.

The good news is I wrote 2 orders with 2 new galleries and met […]

cARTography, beaches, and driftwood

Springtime in Seattle – We went for the opening event for the cARTography show and stayed a couple of days to explore the city.

The show included work by 40 artists from 15 countries – an interesting wide-variety of interpretations of “maps” in all kinds of mediums ranging […]

Spring has sprung 4 new places to find my work

Thanks to some great early spring weather, the dye pots and steaming have been in full swing since our return from the ACC Baltimore show and 3 orders of scarves are now bundled up and headed for artisan stores on both coasts.

On the west coast, my scarves have […]

Making Hay and a Fall Workshop Announcement

Making Hay

With orders to fill and multiple shows on the horizon, it was great to have a week of almost summer-like weather to get the dye pots bubbling, and the steamers steaming. The result: 32 eco-dyed scarves and 17 black patterned scarves are now “in process” in the studio, soon to be finished and […]

Back in the Saddle

Home from Baltimore and re-centered, having had a couple weeks to absorb the whole experience, recover and do some follow up – ready for some good news?

My booth at the 2015 ACC Baltimore show

Better Results this Year

We learned so much last year that there’s stuff I’m sure we don’t even realize […]

An exhibit opening and two workshops

Where were we? It’s fall, the energy of making is in full swing and it’s been a crazy month – 2 workshops in the past 2 weekends and an art show opening this coming weekend.

Eco-Dyeing with Natural Plants Workshop

2 weekends ago, we lucked out with amazingly beautiful weather for my fall workshop. It […]