December Reflections: Water

After the rain, nature provides mushrooms to drink from.

WaterThis post has been linked to Off the Wall Fridays.

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Ginkgos in the Round Accepted for VAM Exhibit

I am thrilled to share the news that Ginkgos in the Round will be part of Visions Art Museum’s website exhibit Stories.

Ginkgos in the Round, 12" x 12", 2014, For Sale

Ginkgos in the Round, 12″ x 12″, 2014, For Sale

VAM invited its artist-level members to submit their work for on-line exhibits this year. See the first two exhibits — Wild Thing! and Up/Down – here. I applaud their continuing and creative ways of getting the word out about the relevance of contemporary fiber art.

Stories is scheduled to be live January 1, 2015. Be sure to check it out — I’m bound to be in great company!

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December Reflections: Diagonals

Diagonal lights

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December Reflections: Sunset

After the rain, sunset.


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Ginkgo Dust Up Headed to Dili, Timor Leste

I am thrilled to announce that as part of the U. S. Department of State Art in Embassies program, Ginkgo Dust Up will be on exhibit in the U.S. Embassy residence in Dili, Timor Leste, beginning this spring.

Ginkgo Dust Up, 27 1/2" x 54 3/4", 2009, For SaleThe curator for this exhibit explained that the theme for the new exhibition is fiber art.

Fiber plays an important role in the culture of East Timor; their Tais cloth is a form of traditional weaving created by women and used for a variety of purposes. We think that the people of East Timor will be interested in seeing and learning about American textiles.

The Art in Embassies program was founded in 1963 with the mission of creating exhibitions of original art for display in the public rooms of the U. S. diplomatic residences worldwide. The residences serve as centers for official state functions, and the exhibitions provide tangible focal points around which to build public outreach. Each exhibition becomes a part of the ambassador’s cultural mission.

I applaud the new ambassador’s focus on Tais cloth and Fiber art, both  significant contributions of the women of East Timor and the United States, to their cultural heritages. I am honored to be a part of an exhibit whose purpose is outreach and education between cultures.

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December Reflections 2

T is for tower.

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Coit Tower, San Francisco

Final restoration of the stairway and upstairs murals was completed last month. What a treat to see this San Francisco icon in its 1930’s glory once again.

To learn more about Coit Tower click here. For information on free walking tours see “Coit Tower Murals” here.

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December Reflections

Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there.

This is the challenge from Susannah Conway and she has listed 31 photo prompts, one for each day of December. I won’t have a photo for each day but I will strive for daily mindfulness and share some of my images here.

11-30-14 LightAs always, click on the image for a larger view.


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“The 100″ Fundraiser is coming!

FFAC2015logoI am honored to be an invited artist for “The 100″ to be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. The goal for this fiber fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is to raise $10,000 in one day.

How? Yes, once again Virginia Spiegel is at it!  Fiberart For A Cause has already raised $240,000 through the generosity of fiber artists and patrons. In 2015, her goal is to bump that amount up to a quarter of a million dollars.

I’m sure you will want to be one of the very exclusive 100 patrons who will be randomly assigned artwork from an extraordinary line-up of international fiber artists.

All the details are here:



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Thankful Thursday

Just a few reasons to be thankful every day. Click on image for larger view.

What are you thankful for today?

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Rain and Quilting

These two are a natural — rain and quilting. Here in Northern California we’re well into our worst drought on record so we’re especially happy to see the rain. Everything in the garden looks hopeful with a clean face. Click on an image for a larger view.

Sorrel, blood veined Blueberries in bloom Climbing camelia Cotoneaster Mandarin oranges PansiesAnd while the garden was getting a bath, I started quilting on Black Oak, a top I completed in August.

Black Oak being quiltedThis is part of my series on Native California plants. See the entire piece here.

More rain is predicted over the next few days so I am determined to make serious progress on this piece. Stay tuned.

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