Archives for the month of: December, 2012

Sometimes plans change especially when you have a very persuasive three year and eleven month old grand daughter who wants a ” pillow” doll for Christmas.
She discovered some fabric scraps left over from the silk collage “The Map is not the Territory” and picked out her favorite colors . She was very insistent about having buttons for the eyes.



I don’t know if you have noticed, but magazine articles that feature artists in their studio, tend to show the artist in a magnificent work space, huge and spacious, with massive picture windows overlooking the Grand Canyon or overlooking possibly, a pristine beach on a small remote island in the South Seas that can only be reached by trained dolphins.
A glance around this work space reveals art materials and tools immaculately stored and displayed, and completed artwork the size of the floor plan of the Sistine chapel, are hung under vaulted ceilings.

As you can imagine, this kind of article can be very discouraging for those of us whose work space is not quite as palatial or picturesque, and whose artwork is measured in inches, not football fields.
So, in the interest of balance, I am showing one little part of my studio, the part that is relatively tidy and not completely covered with books, fibers, paints, frames, unfinished paintings, drawings, fabrics, bags with more materials, threads, yarns, knitting needles..and so on.
My sole purpose is to emphasize that as long as you can get a space to work in, no matter how small, as long as you can make it your own, you are in business.


Tell yourself a picture window would only be a distraction.


Reconquering Burgundy, resurrecting Charles the Bold

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Photography Art Plus

Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

NC Alternative Crops and Organics

art in fibers and fabric

around the garden

art in fibers and fabric


art in fibers and fabric