Monday, January 30, 2017

Field Notes at the Blanden


Field Notes No.'s 1 - 42
On exhibit at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum thru April 15th.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Quilted Expressions at the Blanden



Join me this Saturday
the
Quilted Expressions Opening!!!

Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, Iowa

January 28th from 3pm to 5pm

Artist Talk 3:30pm

Exhibit runs January 28th thru April 15th

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Colors of the Earth Self Paced Class!


Learn how to create beautiful fabrics using earth pigments, clays, ochres, charcoal, and much more!

Click here to learn more! 


Fields No. 37
Earth pigments, clay, ochre, charcoal, conte, pastels, and graphite on cotton fabric.
Machine stitched.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

All Things End, Eventually!



Field Notes #'s 1-36 ready for their edges to be bound and then mounted to their stretched canvas frames.  Each piece is 6x6 inches.

So why am I having such a hard time getting there? Excellent question. And I finally decided it's because I don't want this particular project to end.

Which is odd because the whole time I've been working on this project I've been chomping at the bit to start the next state of my Fields Series!

Anyway, I'm off to stitch their tiny edges, and get started on attaching the hanging hardware to the frames.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Mixed Media with Pigments Live Stream!



I will be hosting a mixed media with earth pigments live stream tomorrow evening on Facebook!!!

Join me as I experiment with earth pigments, and more.

January 3rd, 7pm CST

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Registration NOW OPEN for Earth and Sky From Sketch to Stitch



Earth and Sky: From Sketch to Stitch 
Earth and Sky is an Eight Week Mini Master Class divided into 2 Four Week modules with a One Week break in between the two modules.
Module 1: Sketch, Draw, Paint, Surface Design
Break Week
Module 2: Sketch, Surface Design, Stitch, Embellish
Class begins April 15th! 
Lifetime Access to the Class
NOTE: Because of the intensity of this class I am limiting the number of spaces available to 20!!!


From Sketch to Stitch



My Aurifil thread color palette for my latest series "Field Notes"


Field Notes was born out of several loves, passions of mine:

The love of the prairie.
The love of crops as they rise out of the ground each year.
The love of the symmetry and simplicity of how the fields themselves are arranged in the countryside.


Field Notes in progress on my table.


Some color studies.



Watercolor crayons, water soluble oil pastels, and water soluble graphite on sketchbook paper.