Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remembering My Sister today

My older sister, Priscilla, would have been 65 today.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, while my father was in active duty as a pilot in the Navy.  I think of her every day, but especially on this day.
Priscilla on Virginia Beach, 1948
Age 5 or 6, visiting our grandparents in Smith Center, Kansas
Priscilla and me, aged 10 and 3.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Are You Ready to Kick Off Your Heels??

Kick Off Your Heels and support Women's Heart Research!

You may know about my "show fetish".  Yes, I have "a few" pairs of shoes. Not as many heels as I used to , but that won't stop me from wanting a pair of THESE heels, created by some very talented artists will be auctioned off to benefit women's heart health and education! Did you know heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined? Join us to educate the public about this disease and help save lives.
 "Women Fly When Men Aren't Looking"

The sale of the shoes benefiting the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California
will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST  Monday May 20, 2013. Artist created high heeled shoes will be available for purchase over the course of the week as follows:
Shoes can be purchased for $300 on  May 20 and 21, 2013
beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST

Shoes can be purchased for $200 on May 22 and 23, 2013
beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST

Shoes can be purchased for $100 on May 24 and 25, 2013
beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST

Set your calendar alarms for Monday, May 20, 2013 and check out the website for your favorite pair of artisan made high heels!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

So Proud...

I'm thrilled to share a link to the "Rituals" exhibition as it is displayed at the  Open European Quilt Championships at Expo Veldhoven in the Netherlands!  Here is a video clip of how it looks in the show:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Playing Around With Thread & Free Motion Quilting...

Here are a few detail shots of an ongoing project.  This is a piece of silk broadcloth that was screenprinted with thickened dye in a deconstructed technique as well as through a stencil.  Now, I'm playing with threads to "push back" certain elements and bring others forward.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Observations On A Field Trip

I am fortunate to have a close friend who owns a gorgeous riverfront property near San Antonio.
I visited last weekend and we walked down to the river.  I grew up in Kansas where the rivers had water that looked a lot like cappuccino:  very muddy water.  It never ceases to amaze me when I see the crystal clear, aquamarine color of the water here.

I adore the Cypress trees that line the banks of this river.
limestone lines the edge of my friend's property.
I love looking at all the contours and cracks in it.
How does a plant manage to grow out of the center of this rock?
Near the river's edge a cardinal take a bath
Even if they are considered to be a nuisance by many,
these thistle blossoms are lovely.