Monday, January 16, 2017

Mondrian Paddlers

Some simple playing around with the Prisma app on my phone gave a photo from a friend a new interpretation... here's the Mondrian version of the photo. The app makes the original photo into a take-off in the style of P Mondrian. see http://www.piet-mondrian.org/composition-c.jsp for an example.



the original photo, by Betty McLeod. December 1, 2016


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Leaves and Water

Some new work, using dyes and dye paste

for a FibreArt Network show, opening in January at Van Dusen Gardens


Details of the quilting. Silk overleaf on cotton background. Wool batting in this one. On 12" x 24" canvas frame.










And another piece in the Quest series.... Mending My River

all hand stitching of several layers of cotton fabric. The edges are frayed, like the river is fragile.
Mending My River 40" x 23"
Detail


Friday, November 25, 2016

Stolen Quilts

Karen and I hung our quilts at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Monday, October 17. When we arrived there on Sunday for our opening reception, we discovered that many of the quilts had been stolen. Five of hers and four of mine. They liked pretty landscapes, it appears as some of mine in the same room were not taken.

I do mourn the loss of these quilts:

Alouette Stump, winner of an award at LaConner Quilt Festival in 2015.
detail:




And Canoes en haut:





and Two Paddles


and Three Canoes

I am disappointed mostly that my work is not available for others to see.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A little one

3 Paddles

A little one this time. 8" x 20"

again oil stick rubbing from stencils, to a batik and solid color background.


Yes, this is part of my art show opening next week at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 49th and Oak St. Artists Reception is Sunday, Oct 23, 3 -5 pm.

Friday, October 7, 2016

More paddles

Two Paddles
More play with improvisational piecing, plus oil stick stencilling.

Of course, more paddles. That's how I get to my happy place.

Monday, October 3, 2016

More peeks...

Here's the other hand stitched piece in my show. Well, only  a peek into it. Come to the show to see the whole thing!






It's about 42" long, so this is only maybe 6" of it...

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sneak peeks...

I have been asked, "What quilts are in your show?" and "Put them on your blog!"

So I will post a few pics of what to expect...
All of my pieces are outdoors and or paddling related, as that is my way to nirvana...
Here is a shot of "The Red Paddle," on display right now in the LaConner Quilt Festival.

 18" x 45"

It is completely hand stitched, over hand drawn India ink paddle outlines. The red is paint!