Sunday, November 24, 2013


5"x5", gelatin print on muslin, loose weave fabric, embroidery, blue beads and hand made gold bead fringe.

The holidays are stacking up for us this year. I'm ready for Thanksgiving and now getting ready for our Hanukkah. This is a fabric card I've prepared for husband. I'll attach a paper backing with a special note and add this to his present. We are having our dinner and present exchange on the last night of Hanukkah so we can space out our feasting! I hope he likes this and is surprised...he almost never goes on this site unless I ask him so I think my surprise is safe.
I'll be in and out of the studio and hope to post with a new piece later next week.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Happiest Holiday Season to each and everyone of you bless my life!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Temple Cloth 08b"

9"x13", hand strung fringe, seed beads, embroidery, machine stitching, fabric markers, screen printed cloth, painted cotton.
This little piece has worked as a sample for my fringe beading lessons. The needles are so thin and fringe is created by stringing the beads through the needle and then turning around and threading back through the same beads? I had no idea! I used pieces of small stones which made my fringe making all the more challenging. The mark making is becoming important to me with each cloth and I'm feeling more and more like I'm cataloging, or preparing these fragments for restoration ... metaphorically speaking!! The three odd squares came from a screen printing on loose netting and the all over combination of reds and yellows gives the cloth an 'on fire' appearance to me. I've already started my next cloth and this time my palette with change to grays and whites. It is a screen print on burlap and I'm hoping to heavily bead the surface ... beads, beads and more beads!
Today is our 7th wedding anniversary ... time is just flying by! We are exchanging cards and going out to dinner. We both are embarrassed to admit we completely forgot to celebrate last year. We didn't even remember until several weeks after the day. Maybe it is a good sign?