Tuesday, December 25, 2012

And the Renewal of friends

Every year I host a get together of "The Ladies From the Hood", a group of women I have know for years. We make ornaments, and we make merry, catching up on on each others' lives.

Here we are...

And some of our handiwork... Magazine cuttings, folded and placed on a styrofoam ball

The results

Other ornaments


In the works

And variations

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Happy Holidays....another year, another tree

Happy holidays to all. Once again, the challenge for a non-traditional tree was met.

Here are the ingredients...

Palm fronds

Pine cuttings

Bath scrubbers

Tulle and foil paper

And. The finished tree, put into action today.

Merry Christmas to all

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Christmas Tree Saga begins..

OK.. so each year, for the past 7 years, I have created a non-traditional Christmas tree.

I am now in process... and so, here is the first shot of Phase 1.  It began with a phone call, followed by a trip to Twin Oaks Ranch Palm Trees in San Marcos. The theme, as you can guess, is 'tropical'.
Fortunately for me, they were trimming a fan palm tree.  So.. off I went.

here i am with some of the cuttings

lots of palm trees and related.
and the story will continue.
Thank you so much to the management.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The holiday season is upon us

And so it is..... Even the trees are in on it.
Boulder, Co

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Location:Boulder, CO

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fashion in Las Vegas

What do you do when your flight home gets diverted to Las Vegas, due to fog? Why walk the strip at midnight, and view the fashion...

And, Happy Thanksgiving, Ballagio-style.
(and no,I didn't stay there)

The Fashion Show mall

Chanel.... Wow, look at those hips!

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Location:Las Vegas, NV

Friday, November 23, 2012


Wow...... Look at this sunset. Shot from the curb at Denver airport.

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Location:Denver, Co

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A few art shots

Here are a few shots.
This first is created with machine embroidery, by Carol Shinn.

And a close up

This piece, called Dam Crazy, (Dam =Denver Art Museum) is built as a quilt by Jane Mathews. The uniqueness of it, is that the material used is the museum Art Magazine publication.

And a couple of close-ups.

And just a few more shots..

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Location:Denver, CO

Art in Denver

The Museum of Art in Denver, CO is one of my favorite museums. Yesterday, I saw a fantastic Van Gogh exhibit, called Becoming Van Gogh. This is a world exclusive exhibit, and it was amazing.

This exhibit took seven years to pull together, and once it ends on January 20, 2013, all the paintings will go back home to their respective owners and/or museums.

If you get the chance to pass through Denver, it is a must see. Book your tickets in advance.


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Location:Denver, Colorado

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Woven Projects, Convergence Challenge

I've been silent....and very busy. But now, hopefully things are calming down. I wanted to share some of the Convergence finished projects, from my workshop last summer.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Project Convergence: Chosen Fabrics

Here are some of the fabric ensembles chosen, combining handwovens and fabrics and trims from Mood Fabrics.

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