heart shaped mending stitches on denim

Creative Play Newsletter – Why?

I have been writing this newsletter for more than five years now, exploring the nature of creativity, exhorting the value of play and experimentation, and mapping the creativity journey. But why? Why does any of this matter? Because our creativity is at the very core of who we are as human beings. The ability to […]

Stitch Quilt

For this week’s #StoryBehindtheArt post, I am sharing the inspiration for my “Stitch” quilt, which was exhibited at World Quilt New England in 2019. I promise that it’s not the inspiration you are expecting. Though this quilt can be viewed as just a fun, graphic modern quilt, it technically belongs in my Protest Series. The […]

art quilt of cyanotypes of beech leaves

“3 Beeches”

“3 Beeches” started with an act of magic. I made the largest piece on the first day of the wet cyanotypes workshop I took last July with Lesley Riley at the Hudson River Valley Fiber Art Workshops. I was completely experimenting at that stage and just arranged the leaves, randomly sprayed some baking soda and […]

thread painted photo of yellow flowers in Caribbean

#StoryBehindtheArt – “Hanging”

I suppose that the title of this piece should really be “Hangin’” with a casual dropping of the G. It does refer to the way the flowers seem to be just hanging from the plant, but it is sort of a double entendre because I took the photo while we were “hanging” by the pool. […]

Creative Play Newsletter – Creating a Vision

In last month’s newsletter, I wrote about hearing in a podcast, “when you start thinking about it, it’s time,” meaning that when an idea comes into your mind and keeps pestering you, it’s time to get started on it. But, what if you don’t know exactly what “it” is? What if you just sort of […]

quilt created from close up of purple iris flower

#StoryBehindtheArt – Iris, 2010

I’ve decided to dig back into the archives and share some of my previous work and the stories behind the pieces. “Iris” goes way back. In the fall of 2009, I took a break from four months of staining woodwork in my new house. (Yes, FOUR months of 40 hour weeks of staining baseboards, doors, […]

clock with woman's shadow and butterflies in the background

Creative Play Newsletter – It’s Time

Yesterday was a blur.  I was back in my cube for the first time since March 13, 2020, and my day was full.  But, there is one thing from the day that stayed with me. I was listening to a podcast during my morning commute (not at all happy about having one of those again!) […]

It’s Officially Artists Sunday!

Artists Sunday was created in 2020 to encourage people to shop with artists and buy art as gifts during the holidays. It rounds out the weekend of “Black Friday” and “Small Business Saturday.” To shop with over 4000 artists this Sunday and find some truly one-of-a-kind gifts, see ArtistsSunday.com. I’ve joined in this year and have […]

bleeding hearts plant thread painting

#ArtistsSunday – Week 6

As part of my Artists Sunday Showcase, I am posting three pieces of art into my online shop each Sunday at noon ET through December 12th. Dropping into the shop this week are: If you want an email reminder of my Artists Sunday Showcase each week from now until December 12th, sign up for my mailing list […]

#ArtistsSunday – Week 5

As part of my Artists Sunday Showcase, I am posting three pieces of art into my online shop each Sunday at noon ET through December 12th. Dropping into the shop this week are: If you want an email reminder of my Artists Sunday Showcase each week from now until December 12th, sign up for my mailing list […]