Bling from Recyclables!

Beads 1

I remember making beads from paper as a child and wondered if I could use similar techniques to make beads for my art. A quick trip to YouTube confirmed my idea and gave me several tips for making beads at

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Lincoln Art Center Gallery Exhibit

Lincoln KS gallery 3

Thanks to the many persons who attended the Lincoln (Kansas) Art Center artists’ reception; it was a wonderful evening!  It felt so good to move my artwork from the stacks in our spare bedroom to a spacious gallery for others

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Melting Magic!

melting 2

I have been so eager to learn and do this particular technique of art ever since I saw a piece done by Susan Lenz; it totally intrigued me when I spotted her work in an art gallery in Estes Park, Colorado. 

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Transformation

challenge quilt Oct 2015b

I am a member of a small group of art quilters meeting in Topeka, and this year we decided to do a challenge.  We each started with a block or piece of fabric measuring approximately 12 inches square.  Each month we

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Hand-Printed Fabric

stamp patterns

I went to my Art Group meeting last week, and we played with making prints on our fabric using a gelli plate, acrylic dyes, and simple household items.  We used our imaginations with potato mashers, scrubbing brushes, combs, and even

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Silk Fusion

Kansas Roadcut detail 150

This summer I spent a delightful afternoon at the Quilting Traditions quilt shop in Topeka, Kansas, where Kathy Pflaum taught a class on making silk fusion.  She inspired me to try her technique; using silk roving and a textile medium

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Block Printing on Fabric

carving supplies

I have been experimenting with making my own carved linoleum print bocks and incorporating the prints into my art.  I have been using a layered raw edge style for making the tops, which includes stitching down the pieces with hand

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EDGE gallery exhibit

Shawn at Omaha gallery

We traveled to Omaha, Nebraska last week to see my piece among the juried exhibits on display at the Suderland Gallery. My artwork, “China,” was selected by the EDGE organization of contemporary fiber artists, art quilters, and mixed media artists

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Salina Country Club gallery

Salina Country Club

I am thrilled to have my artwork on display in the Salina Country Club gallery during the month of November! I’ve had many compliments on my display and have sold several pieces – in other words, it’s been a very

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More thread drawing!

Yellow Bird fabric stitching 072214

I just returned from a Ricky Tims Super Seminar full of ideas, new techniques, and inspiration!  I have experimented with thread drawing in the past, but was not very pleased with the results; however, at the Ricky Tims Seminar I

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