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Silk Fusion Revisited

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I learned to make silk fusion last year (remember Harriot?) I played with it a bit this year but felt little inspiration on using the technique — that is until I saw the work of Tamara Leberer!  I pulled out all

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Salina Country Club Gallery 2016

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I am thrilled to be returning to the Salina Country Club gallery during the month of July! I’ve had many compliments on my work – some even before I had finished hanging the pieces in their gallery! I invite all of you to

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Smoky Hill Museum Store

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I am pleased to announce that the Smoky Hill Museum is selling my art in their gift shop!  Items included are buttons, headbands, and 5 x 7 matted fiber art pieces.  The 5 x 7 artwork includes Magic Melted sunflower

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Smoky Hill River Festival, 2016!

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What an honor and a thrill it was to be asked to be a demonstration artist at the Smoky Hill River Festival!  I had spoken earlier this year with Grace Peterson about my artwork being at the Festival in 2017, which

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Memory Quilts

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As I worked on the “cloth weaving” technique (see my earlier blog posting). I began to realize that this was the perfect way to show off Grandma’s old jewelry, hankies, tea towels, buttons, beads, etc.  No longer will those items be

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McPherson Clayworks Gallery Exhibit

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It was a privilege to show my art at the Clayworks Disability Supports art gallery, known as One Door North in McPherson. It is a beautiful small gallery with lots of natural light and a warm inviting atmosphere. They took

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Cloth weavings

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I have been experimenting with a unique woven cloth technique that I recently discovered. My mentor for this method is Jude Hill of spiritcloth.typepad.com.  I am very excited about this technique, as I can combine my love of handwork, stamped fabric, and

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Red Barn Studio Workshop!

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I have been getting ready to teach the workshop I’ve entitled, “Embellish It!” on March 12 at the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg.  The beads in the photo are made from old jeans, which is just one of the things

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Bling from Recyclables!

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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

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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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