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the lazy blogger

As I have been a very bad blogger and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, for information on what I’m currently up to, please visit:  

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heading up north next week

to Upper Arlington, a suburb of Columbus OH, to a visiting artist in residence for a week to assist with their community art quilt project.  More information here: Ann Olson and I had another wonderful time at the Kentucky Folk Art Center’s Appalachian Arts and Craft event.  I am finally mastering the Paypal swiper! [...]

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My good friend Juliette Montague ( is on her way down from Columbus Ohio for our annual Appalachian Art Vacay, usually consisting of art making, domestic foolery (last year: homemade yogurt and pasta – hopefully I will learn how to make a PIE this time!), and the mandatory PEDDLERS MALL visitation. As I just signed [...]

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Off to the land of Cleves, a work in progress, and keeping hope alive

Anima Sola in progress, summer 2013

There’s a giant pile of supplies currently in my dining room awaiting the task of being carefully “fitted” into my Fit.  It’s the first multi-day workshop road trip for the little thing, which I have named the ‘batmobile’.  I’ll be up at the Cleveland Institute of Art again, stopping in Columbus to visit family/friends en [...]

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new piece, workshop updates and a rotary cutter PSA:

Queen, 2013, 10" H

Here’s a new piece called Queen, 10″ H, embellished textile assemblage with an altered vintage “nudie” playing card.  I paint gesso over the girls and use golden liquid acrylics with some metallics.  These cards were going to be stand-alone pieces, but I think they’re more successful with a larger composition.  The textile icon is sewn [...]

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fall updates!

UK Art Museum Tree of Life workshop

Just a few updates on the workshops & exhibitions . . . 1st, I’m currently in a Kentucky textile exhibition at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea until early spring called “The Ties That Bind” (  They did an awesome job hanging my “Seven for a Secret Never Told” – great placement and LOTS OF [...]

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Pair Bonding, 2012, 10" H

Just came back from the 2012 Americans for the Arts conference in San Antonio. Wonderful town, just my speed! The conference was great, and I was able to hang out with a good friend from Colorado Springs and meets a few other fun folks. Plus, the sessions had a lot of great information I can [...]

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Flyer for upcoming workshops @ CoffeeTree Books – May 5!

Upcoming workshops at CoffeeTree Books
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Pics of Embellished/Embroidered Pins

Sacred Heart, 2012, approx. 4" H

Here are some pieces I made to sell and as samples for the upcoming felt art pin workshop at Coffeetree in Morehead:

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Upcoming exhibitions & workshops


Ready set – workshop season (with exhibitions)! Here’s some upcoming events: There is an associated workshop on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., go to Appalachian Artisan Center’s web site ( Also, I will be teaching two felt art classes at CoffeeTree Books on Saturday May 5. “Embroidered Felt Flower Pin” workshop [...]

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Long Overdue

Mating Season and Fire in the Belly @ OH+5

It’s been a looonnngggg time coming that I post an update on here, but the spirit has not been as willing and the time not as generous as it’s been previously! But, an update on current and previous activity is called for at this moment. As we were notified at CCAD as freshmen the first [...]

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catching up + CraftSummer 2011!

"Judas" piece in progress

Can’t believe it’s already early July! The summer has been a rush, with the SDA Confluence Conference and CraftSummer 2011 behind me, and the Berea Learnshops Mini Art Quilt workshop and Embellished Textile Assemblage class at CIA quickly coming up. I’ll be posting images re: these events as I get to them. Since it’s in [...]

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Summer Schedule Update – WHEW!

I’m about to depart for the teaching/exhibition adventure of 2011, so here’s where you may find me either in the flesh or fabric: Love and Things Like Love: exhibition at the Lexington Art League through mid-July Confluence: International Conference of the Surface Design Association, Minneapolis MN (workshop, presentation, and general going-around) Mezzanine Gallery 2-pp exhibition [...]

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Sew to Speak shop workshop in Columbus, Ohio

nick cave proof

I’ll be at Sew to Speak in Beechwold/Clintonville area of Columbus on Sunday, April 17th from 1:00 – 5:00 doing a workshop. They were nice enough to do this write up for me on their blog: Things are very hectic right now due to work (see below – Nick Cave is about to appear!) [...]

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current and upcoming exhibitions

Found myself in a flurry of exhibitions, and between the spring exhibition programming at MSU, prepping for the looming visit to the Vatherland, my head is spinning! Current/Upcoming Exhibitions: Form Not Function @ the Carnegie, New Albany, IN National Fiber Directions Exhibition @ The Wichita Center for the Arts, KS Fiber Invitational @ Berea Arts [...]

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Surface Design Association Newsblog link

Here’s the aforementioned article link to the piece I wrote for the Surface Design Association Newsblog in an attempt to lure in workshop victims:

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work in progress – dear deer?

Dear Deer?

Here’s a photo of a piece in progress – not sure what the name of it will be at this point. Right now I’m sewing the ribbon trim around and will then move to sewing fabric yo-yo’s (or as my friend Neil says, DoYo’s) around the edges and beading inside the piece. The background is [...]

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Workshop Schedule Spring/Summer 2011

After running into a good friend today and telling her to go to the web site blog to see when workshops are scheduled . . . I figured I should actually have a comprehensive list of said workshops, perhaps! So, here they are: Mini Art Quilt Workshop Saturday, March 5, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Gateway [...]

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Off to the Big(ger) City & New Piece


So Pentecost is DONE and photo’d. I had some extra motivation due to a Surface Design Association newsblog deadline that was MONDAY. I’ll post a link to the essay once it’s up. Pentecost is about 13″ h, on blood red silk dupoini embroidery with these cool two-tone gold/orange beads plus some red ones. The Ale-8 [...]

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new piece and another workshop scheduled

b is for full framed low

The Cleveland Institute of Art contacted me about teaching a working July 14 & 15, so keep posted on that. Most exciting detail about that: the workshop has a scheduled “Wine & Reflection” period at the end of each day. Fantastic! So I completed a new place over the break and started one as well [...]

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The rabbit goes around the tree and into the ground, and other tales . . .

Gothic Vessel & me @ Form, Not Function, Carnegie Center for Art & History

Occasionally I do an Internet search with my name + art because you just never know (and sometimes perhaps ignorance IS bliss), but this time when I did it, this link to a short video came up of me demo’ing to high school art students how to sew down sequins and do a “shi-sha” mirror [...]

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Upcoming Exhibitions & Workshops

A few upcoming this-n-that’s: I will be with husband and friends at the opening reception of the Carnegie Center for Art & History’s “Form Not Function” exhibition this coming Friday. Read more about the show HERE, including a list of other included artists. The Gateway Arts Center in Mt. Sterling, a recently renovated church into [...]

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This past week I sold my first ever artwork on, Lucky’s Happy Helper Altar, to a buyer out in CA.  And the commission was only $5 (vs the $75 it would have been in a for-profit gallery!). Hope it makes it out there without damage – that’s the most nerve-wracking part.  Here’s an interesting [...]

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Magpie’s miscellany

Full Booth

FINALLY, the semester is wrapping up.  I’m on the last leg of paper grading (the most hated part of my job, an ironically cruel task as I normally love to read). Woman Made Gallery in Chicago is doing an Artisan Gallery Invitational, and I’m one of the artists with my glass necklaces: My web [...]

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