Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Iowa Art Quilters Show opened here tonight in Grinnell. These pictures are not great, but you get the general idea. I have three pieces in it.One is the map quilt shown below, one is the picture of Amelia--shown above with the real Amelia and one is Sacred Grove which I've never posted here because of the lack of a quality picture. You can see it above, second picture down, on the lower left.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
In February of 2008 my Dad was made city manager of West Jordan, Utah. He moved into a big office with golden walls--which he didn't want to repaint for budget reasons. My mom mentioned to me that he needed artwork. I thought this might be a hint--so I did some research, trying to find landmarks in West Jordan to paint or stitch or whatever. Unfortunately, as much as West Jordan is a very nice place to live, it is sadly lacking in landmarks. It was mostly farms until the 70s--nothing historic of signifigance and while there are great mountain views--the mountains are not actually IN West Jordan. So, I did what anyone would do--I embroidered every street in West Jordan three times by hand. I made seventy some small quilts and then eventually attached them to a large background. This things is painted, layered, beaded, embroidered, woven--pretty much it is a sampler of my every technique. This will hang in a show at the Grinnell Arts Center for the month of November and then go on to Utah--to cover up some of those gold walls.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
This is Blue Mountain, in South Eastern Utah. On maps you can find it labeled as "Abajo Mountain", but the locals all call it Blue Mountain. My husband grew up right at the base of it. When I did this piece he said "It's way too green--it's the desert." I personally think there is plenty of desert color in this picture, but I called it Blue Mountain in green anyway.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Last fall I volunteered at a 5k race fundraiser for our school's gifted and talented program. It was an out and back race with me at the end to tell people to turn around. The people didn't actually need my help. So, I took my sketchpad and did some drawings--and turned this one into an embroidery.