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Diatom(Large), 2014, 17" diameter, wool, beeswax, thread, recycled fill; hand felted, stitched, encaustic.

Diatom(Large), 2014, 17″ diameter, wool, beeswax, thread, recycled fill; hand felted, stitched, encaustic.

 

A seed of spring. Time to start planting!

 

 

 

 

 

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WORLD OF THREADS FESTIVAL! Ontario, Canada–November 1 – November 30, 2014

I have three felt sculptures in the Solo Shows and Installations….please take a look at all the amazing artwork. While on the website, check out my Artist Interview in the archives.

visit::  worldofthreadsfestival.com

 

 

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It’s been a spring and Summer of Felt classes! I have been teaching alot, mostly felted vessels, but also inlay design for 2-D felt work. I have gotten so much inspiration from sharing my knowledge of fiber, felt and creating art. Students and their feedback have given me plenty of new ideas and increased energy for my own artwork.

 

POD(cream), 11 x 38 x 13", wool, beeswax, thread, pigment, recycled fill; handfelted, stitched, encaustic. 2013

POD(cream), 11 x 38 x 13″, wool, beeswax, thread, pigment, recycled fill; handfelted, stitched, encaustic. 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This winter, I have been creating a new group of large pods. This process involves sculpting, felting, stitching, and encaustic. The encaustic process is engrossing, adding layers of melted beeswax onto the fiber sculpture. It has been all about the pods, this group following another made this fall. instudioAfter this series of large pods, I am turning my focus onto some new work. I am currently in the studio, creating what I call Chaos Pieces, wall art made by stitching natural plant dyed felt onto a backing of material.  I may embroider onto these as well.  This is a material led process, meaning the felt shapes and colors lead me to their relation and configuration. chaos1This is the second Chaos piece. At the beginning is the pile!  I place pieces, pin them down, sew for awhile until it is time to add more. chaos2The next day I continue adding in pieces of felt, sewing, stepping back to see what is happening.  When I am fitting in pieces and sewing, I cannot see the overall picture.  I give over to chaos. chaos3This is taking on a life of its own.  The colors and random shapes are dancing. Almost there, but there is still alot more sewing to do. chaos4doneI finished this today. It is always such a surprise to really look at it when it is done.  Days of feelings, thoughts, and meditations are intertwined with the repetitive nature of sewing. CHAOS2, 30 x 24, wool, thread; handfelted, stitched. 2013

wool, sequins, thread, bone; handfelted, handstitched, embroidered

wool, sequins, thread, bone; handfelted, handstitched, embroidered

WOOL FESTIVAL AT TAOS 2013 It’s coming! Smaller artwork is the forte here, but there will be Pods and Wall Art as well as artyarns at my booth #26. If you are in the area of Taos, NM Oct 5 & 6, 2013, come by Kit Carson Park to delight in the 62 vendors of wool and wool related artworks, fashions, yarns, practical wear, live animals, music, food and education.

wool, thread, handspun yarn; handfelted, embroidered

wool, thread, handspun yarn; handfelted, embroidered

Skeleton Head Sculptures are a classic neccessity for El Dia de Los Muertos! This year, I have transformed them into pillows of many sizes. Viva the Taos Wool Festival!

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