Category Archives: travel

Have you been to San Francisco?

I have and the experience is inspiring. Lines, light, shapes in buildings that remind me of trees, trees with different shapes, wide roads filled with cars and narrow ones surrounded by vineyards and GREEN. It rained and nature is responding … Continue reading

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Finishing work 17 years later

I learned an artistic textile technique, rughooking, in 1994 and stepped into the pattern making (line drawings) by interpreting traditional folk motifs on frakturs. In other words using someone else’s visual design (centuries old and out of copyright infringement) and … Continue reading

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2016’s influence

It’s time to look back, review, evaluate and gather inspiration from the people, places and things on my journey of 2016. With students and friends while gathering for a few days of immersion in our mutual interests…fiber arts on the … Continue reading

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Traveling to Vermont

What designs could come out of a June week in the capitol city of Vermont with friends? Plenty of ideas for artwork and many personal memories were gathered while enjoying Montpelier, VT and the Green Mountain Hooked Rug School.  Looking … Continue reading

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Travel Sketches-Seattle

Beginning a new series based on my travels. The challenge is to simplify the experience. I decided a journal approach will help develop style and studies for larger art. Less pressure to “nail it” the first time and as you … Continue reading

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Exploring Seattle

Two days ahead of Puget Sound Rug School I have immersed myself in Seattle visually and physically. Who knew you could “hike” five miles in a city?  Camera in pocket and rain gear on here are some inspiring compositions. First … Continue reading

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Searching for Inspiration

Granted I have 365 sketches to “inspire” me creatively. But there is something about beginning to do that has eluded me for a block of time. Don’t fret, we are not holed up here in the mountains though rather traveled … Continue reading

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Traveling Inspirations

On the road again teaching, lectures and just because the weather is nice and making a point to visit all the state parks in WV. Coopers Rock State Forest was just three miles off the Interstate on my way to … 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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Juried into 7Stitch: Kentucky Surface Design Exhibit

Exciting email today, juror Jane Dunnewold, President of Surface Design Association accepted “Haying Stages” into the upcoming 7Stitch: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky & the Surrounding States exhibit at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.  Coordinated by the Kentucky region of Surface … Continue reading

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