Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rag Bag Gal

Excited to be published in Sew Somerset Magazine, Summer 2015.
My work has taken a turn from found objects to vintage fabrics.
My inspiration for my artistic shift into Fiber Arts is the accumulation of vintage swatches found in my basement. Long forgotten boxes of my father's furniture swatches of his work as a designer, also triggered memories of my grandfather who collected rags for sale, keeping the best ones for my grandmother.
She would fashion the best remnants into clothing and the rest into braided rugs.
It is this spark that led to a sea change and the creation of a new Facebook group: RagBagGals!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Gifts from the Sea

I was so excited to be featured again in my favorite magazine this summer, Sew Somerset. My article was an homage to Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s book, “Gift from the Sea” where she writes: ” The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or impatient. One should lie empty, choiceless, as a beach….waiting for a gift from the sea.”

Her words remind me that as artists we too must wait patiently for our muse to arrive, like shells to the shore.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brimfield Antique Fair Summer 2015

The Brimfield Antique Show is held three times a year in Western Massachusetts.
It is one of the largest in the country with over 5000 dealers.
People come from all over the country and the world to buy and sell since 1986!
Excitement abounds here every year as the little town is transformed into a vibrant, bustling marketplace of wares,
not seen anywhere else!
The thrill of the hunt and chase for the most unusual item is the greatest fun
and we are so lucky to have the opportunity to visit this magical fairyland of yesteryear so often!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rag Bags and Remnant Ribbon

Published Sew Somerset Magazine Summer 2015

So excited to be published again into favorite magazine, Sew Somerset, along with so many distinguished mixed media and fiber artists!

It is a privilege to be included.
My article, "Rag Bags and Remnant Ribbon" tells the story about my grandfather and how he collected rags and brought them to the salvage yard, bringing me along for an adventure which 
left an indelible and fond memory for me.
This recollection one day as I was rifling through bins at a fabric wearhouse spurred the inspiration for me to create ribbon from remnants to use in making and decorating bags.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Magic of Richard Salley and Jessica Jordon

At Art is You, I spent an intensive week with Richard Salley and Jessica Jordon, AKA, Rosy Revolver.  I've known Richard for years, and own several of his pieces of found object jewelry and his amazing enamel work.
His partner in art, Jessica, has added even more excitement to his work and the coalition of two amazing artists together is unparalleled.
I took the 3-Ring Circus and made a turquoise and silver ring, 3 spinner rings, and an enameled pendant! Intense but Awesome week!

Art is Fantastic!

Art is You is the premier Art Retreat in the country, now crossing the pond to Australia too! But last month, 
Stamford, Ct was the exciting venue.
Fellow artists and renowned teachers flock to create a magical experience led by the illustrious team of Salliane McClelland and Ellen Legare. Some of the highlights: