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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Something to ponder

What doesn't look right in June when it comes off the loom can bring a big surprise 6 months later, when the work gets untangled. Sitting here and finishing my pieces with woven glass and having one of those moments, gives me an appreciation for waiting and hoping.



Saturday, December 21, 2013

What to do with artwork between exhibits?

By now I have a considerable amount of artwork created which takes up space between exhibits.
What do you do? Do you disassemble them and store them away? I had done that for a while and then a friend let me display my big pieces on her balcony. I like it because you are exposing artwork to more people as would ever go to a gallery or museum. While they walk they see something unexpected. If they look up........
 In the King William district, San Antonio TX, Guenther Street
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays

to everyone. May you be at peace and happy. May you be creative in what you do and find satisfaction in the doing instead of the outcome.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weaving with Construction Caution tape

It took me a long time to figure out which color to use as warp and then what weave structure to use.
It is for a rain poncho. The underside is mostly plain red perle cotton and will feel good to wear.



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

San Antonio City Hall Temporary Exhibit till January 2014

Our City offers to Artist this great opportunity to exhibit Artwork in City Hall for 6 months.
I am one of the artist who has 5 pieces hanging thru January 2014.
Here are a few of the pieces, not just mine:
I want a Soft Fence

photograph by Scott Martin, standing next to it Jenny Browne his wife

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga

West Texas

Monday, September 2, 2013

Melting Snow Reveals Iron Age Sweater

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/melting-snow-reveals-iron-age-sweater-130830.htm
A boat neck sweater made of warm wool and woven in diamond twill was a dominating fashion trend among reindeer hunters 1,700 years ago, according to researchers who have investigated an extremely well preserved Iron Age tunic found two years ago under melting snow in Norway.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Working on a new series: Modern Day Living

Here I am combining metal, sticks, fabric and plastic bags....
But it needs a lot of additional sewing to keep things in place and stable.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SSA Student Show 2013

some images of mostly fiber from this year's student show:
Lori's scarf
Janis'scarf


mine
John's scarf

Nancy's scarf
detail of Nancy's scarf


Beth's certificate work

detail
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fiber on the Edge Show in Austin

Just some photos I took last Saturday while visiting the show. All in all I was very pleased how well it looked. There were some very interesting pieces to see.





Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What to do with rusty heddles?

Why not integrate them in a weaving?

Doerte Weber
Cotton warp and weft with rusty heddles

Doerte Weber
love the shine on it
Can't wait to take it off the loom to see how it turns out. It is a fun project.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Roses

I haven't posted in a while because I was on vacation. I should post a few photos from Scotland.
Will do later this week.
But in between I have been weaving with roses:

The yellow rose of Texas. I learned to dry them in a more efficient way

Sometimes we just have to play.........