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Rug Hooking outdoors in Fall

FALL in West Virginia means breezes, sunshine, brittle leaves fluttering, COLOR and no bugs.  As a member of the Plein Air Hooking Artists it was time to get out and enjoy all of the above while creating. My attention was drawn to … Continue reading

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Portrait transformation

Realism is the quest in my current studies.  I decided to work a self-portrait close to life size using #3 strips (3/32″ wide) for detail.  A group in Harrisonburg, VA brought instructor Donna Hrkman in for three days and I … Continue reading

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Class topics in 2014

I just reviewed photos from workshops this year.  Many lessons were taught, dozens of lessons learned, and plans were made for next year ….  all reasons why I teach.  See the calendar for workshop sites in 2015.   I flew … Continue reading

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Nature Lessons in Color Planning

When I wanted to illustrate complementary partners in the book ‘Design Basics for Rug Hookers’, Stackpole Books 2011; I chose PURPLE asters and GOLDENrod along the highway near Albany, NY and ORANGE sassafras and a crystal BLUE sky here in WV. … Continue reading

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December Studies

It was exciting to put out two months of squares and see the variety of techniques, materials, subjects and color/values.  I have found it challenging to keep coming up with new images and then decided I do not have to.  … Continue reading

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Year Long Study

I have decided to dedicate the year leading up to my 60th birthday to studio work. Each day a sketch and five inch square design will be worked up in techniques I want to explore.  The series began ahead of time … Continue reading

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Summer Bouquet in Wool

This design is finally finished in my eyes.  Thanks to several critique sessions this summer.  The composition came together easily, an odd number of large motifs, connected with organic (curved) lines to a small vase placed within the outside border … Continue reading

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Friends who blog more about art

It is time to spread your reading base with some much more active bloggers than I am. I look forward to reviewing the artistic approaches to rughooking,  nature, design and life each of these friends share.  Hope you visit and … Continue reading

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Working on a Commission

The following series takes you through an exciting design project.  I was contacted in August of 2012 and the rug was delivered on April 5, 2013.  This design reflects the owner’s creativity in building their home and the natural site they … Continue reading

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Floral Message of Good Cheer

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! This design completed 2012 with a colorful BANG.  I approached the colorplan selecting my favorite analogous combination warm yellows, oranges and reds which also are traditional to the Frakturs (PA German illuminated manuscripts of 1740-1840’s) … Continue reading

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