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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

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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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Melting Magic!

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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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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

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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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Salina Journal Interviews Me!

Salina Journal article

During my Salina Public Library gallery exhibit, I was honored and privileged to be interviewed by Salina Journal reporter Gary Demuth and photographed by Tom Dorsey. Much to my surprise, the interview resulted in a full-page article in the encore! section

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Library Gallery Show

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This week was the reception for my Salina Public Library gallery exhibit. Here are some of my quilts on display: It is a great place to show my art work. The show is open until June 5 and includes all

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Welcome to my sewing studio!

My Studio

This is my studio, and as you see it is full of fabric scraps in piles and several projects being worked on at the same time!  It helps me to work with several projects at a time, because I frequently

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