New Work: Stretched Quilt with Cyanotypes

New Work: Stretched Quilt with Cyanotypes

You know I love turning things blue. I’ve been printing photograms for a while. Photograms are where you make a cyanotype or Solar Fast print using objects to block the light from getting to the treated paper or fabric. Now, at last, I’m printing...
Why Show Your Art in Libraries?

Why Show Your Art in Libraries?

Someone asked in an online group for artists that I’m in, about whether it was worth it for her to apply for a library show.  Here’s my answer. I have shown in libraries a lot. My own solo shows plus group shows – of the time cards and miniature...
Heart Blocks for a Protest Quilt

Heart Blocks for a Protest Quilt

I’m working on a series of protest quilts/banners – I’ve designed them all and have gathered the fabrics, mostly, I think, and am working on two of them at once. The first will include a dozen heart blocks. My original design was for 24 heart blocks....
Is it too soon for a year in review post?

Is it too soon for a year in review post?

I’ve been scrolling through my photos, looking for something to post about on social media, and I’ve got nothing.  Lots happening in the studio, but nothing that’s ready to share.  Scrolling back to August, I saw the Feminist to the Core show!  Is it...
Making Walnut Ink from Black Walnut Hulls

Making Walnut Ink from Black Walnut Hulls

For some reason, I was in a more experimental mood this fall than usual, and when the black walnuts started to fall, I suggested to my daughter that we make ink with them. Turns out that these nuts are a huge disposal problem for anyone with a black walnut tree in...