Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Felt for stitch (detail)

a close up of a wet-felted piece which is ready for stitch ~ creamy white and pink rovings, a bit of watercolour, a few stray threads, wool and angelina fibres ~ about 14"x 12"

Thursday, May 27, 2010


in the garden ~ i waited patiently for this little guy to open. i love the anticipation of the springtime, checking to see what is happening, browsing the garden shops to fill my shopping bag with dreams and ideas ~ (and of course hoping that just the good bugs will come to visit this year)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

starry nights together

here are the three together ~ and mostly i am thinking i didn't do a great job of photographing them. (the individual posts have the better light)
the finished peice is roughly 20" x 10" ~ i enjoyed the really dark parts and the really light parts.
acrylic on muslin, merino rovings and hand-stitch

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy long weekend

just wanted to say happy long weekend, i hope you all have enjoyed an extra special extra day

My Starry Night, three

i have finished the third of this series and will post them all together soon, in this piece i was looking for the swirls of people passing by, coming and going. hope you like it!

acrylic on muslin, rovings, thread and stitch

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My starry night, two

this is the second of this series, i was looking for the light and the swirls and the dark patches that i love about the painting. these squares are small but when finished and mounted together the finished piece will be about 20" w x 10" h.
the muslin is painted and then a thin layer of roving is laid down to add texture, the stitch adds movement and direction.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My starry night, one

this is a second set of three that i have begun ~ i was reading about Van Gogh a few weeks ago and when this started to come together, the colours began to remind me of one of my most beloved paintings ~ and so it goes

Monday, May 17, 2010


i just took these pictures over the weekend ~ this is an old, old clump in our yard ~ the fragrance is filling the air ~ they are so delicate and i miss them when they are gone

Saturday, May 15, 2010

All three together

here are all three together, i like them all together and if it be the ocean or the skys, it is your choice. enjoy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

slow at finishing

these three peices are small ... and as expected, they go quickly at first, the paint and then the rovings, it all seems to progress well. and then they slow down a bit ... each stitch must be so deliberate and hopefully well placed. i sometimes get stuck on finishing somethings but these seem to be no trouble, just time.
watercolour, muslin, rovings and stitch

Friday, May 7, 2010

second of three

this is the second of three small art quilts (will have the third soon!). This piece also felt of the ocean as well as a being a bit cosmic ~ i could almost see the tidepools filling and emptying and smell the salt air ...

watercolour on muslin, with wool rovings and stitch

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


trying to get started can be tricky ~ sharing what is not normally shared

this is part of a grouping which has a very cosmic feel to me ~ it is about finding my voice and finding my place ~ where i might just maybe fit in

muslin, watercolour, rovings and stitch