Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pocket of Hope
I made this prayer flag inspired by Vivika DeNegre's Prayer Flag Project for a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer this week.Little slips of paper with handwritten prayers will be slipped into the pocket and the flag will be hung outside to that the wind will carry my intentions to all.  

While making the flag I found myself sending her wishes of healing and health and the process proved to be therapeutic for me as it provided a time for reflection and quiet peace. 

Wishes of peace and health to all....


Friday, March 27, 2015

I've lived in many homes throughout the years and in each one I learned great life lessons. Although I have one or two favorites, they each have heartache and more importantly, happiness imprinted within. After all, home is where the heart is and it's love that makes the world go round.

This piece, titled Home is part of the Fiber Journeys exhibit being held at the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Stony Creek, Connecticut from March 27th - April 29th.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Sentinelle Project will be part of the Sisters in Cloth - Shoreline Art Quilters exhibit this spring at The Willoughy Wallace Memorial Library gallery in Stony Creek, Connecticut. The exhibit runs from March 27th - April 29, 2015. All are invited to an opening reception on Sunday, April 12th from 4-6PM.

The sentinels are linocuts created by Australian artist, Dijanne Cevaal, have been used as inspiration by the group’s members to create an impressive grouping. All are different and each artist’s personality is evident. Some of these pieces travelled to Europe and Australia, as it has been Dijanne’s vision to have the sentinelles keep watch the world over.

This sentinelle is my Ode to Lucille, a woman who has been a part of my life since I was born and will forever be dear to my heart. Lucille is The Goddess of Forgiveness as it was the act of forgiveness that she tirelessly tried to instill in my soul. Although she has been gone for many years, I can clearly hear her words as I strive to make her proud.

Monday, February 9, 2015

There have been lots of artist postings on Facebook lately and I am honored to have been picked to be part of the Art Challenge where each artist posts photos of his/her work, gives mention to the nominating artist and in turn nominates another artist each day.

Given the freezing temperatures and snow covered grounds, these two pieces remind me that spring will indeed come!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Collaboration

My sister, Marg of is the artist and designer who manipulated one of her paintings into a mirror image thus creating a unique surface design for the lamp. She won  a little box of fabric squares in an online contest hosted by Jennifer Sampou, the designer who created the Studio Stash line in 2013 for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Since I am the fiber artist in the family, Marg gave me her winnings and I was inspired to make the table runner. It all came together so nicely - a beautiful collaboration. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Love is in the Air

What fun I had creating my piece for the Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) Benefit Auction. I started with the background which was actually leftover from another project and then added the giraffe on the left. At first I was going to have him eating a large petaled flower but then I thought that since I had another giraffe that could face him, why not have them falling in love! 

"Love is in the Air" is the title of this piece. The auction begins on September 15th and you can see lots of fiber art submissions for the auction by visiting Each piece is a uniform 12" x 12" and fiber artists from all over the world are participating.  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What Goes Around, Comes Around

They say "what goes around, comes around."  In keeping with "throw back Thursday" here is a photo of my sister's dog Jesse sitting comfortably on a quilt I made back in the early '80s using Marimekko fabric. I'm sure the backing is one large piece - probably a sheet or something. And it was definitely tied. 

I still love Scandinavian design and the "Little Squares" quilt completed this week features some fabric by designer, Lotta Jansdotter among many other talented artists. In a recent Facebook poll, I solicited recommendations for the back of the quilt. The choices were between two shades of gray. My friend Linda suggested that I use some blocks from the front with the darker of the gray fabrics. So here's my version of the updated Marimekko quilt which will eventually go on my soon to be Etsy site.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!