Beauty Is Still Traveling

Beauty of the Beasts, which is traveling with the SAQA Wild Fabrications show, has now landed at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North 12th Street (Franklin & 12th Streets), Wausau, WI. The exhibit will be at Woodson from December 2, 2017, to February 25, 2018. I was pleased to find out that Woodson […]

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The Why

I’m a working artist. I love to sell my work, but that is not the reason I make art. I make art to touch another human soul. Today, the favor was returned by the employees and clients of Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital. My heart was filled to overflowing with the stories and thanks I […]

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Good-Bye, My Friend

When we brought Drew home from the Humane Society, his older brother, Wiley, showed him around our small house. Then Wiley started to bark at the living room window. Drew stood there thinking about what he had just learned, and then turned, ran to our bedroom, and jumped up on the bed to see out […]

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Heavenly Silk

There is a small but mighty fabric store in Boulder named Elfriede’s Fine Fabrics, after the owner. My first trip to Elfriede’s came not long after it opened upstairs in a building just off Pearl Street in Boulder. I marveled at the exquisite fabrics, wishing that my sewing skills were up to the level of […]

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Out of the Blue

I remember back in the day when the phone was black, had a dial, and sat on Mom’s desk. When the phone rang, you hesitated to see if it was going to be one long ring or two short rings before you answered. Funny, I don’t remember now which ring pattern we were. Awhile back […]

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Focus

Last year my guiding word was cultivate, and I had grand plans about how and what I wanted to learn. It made for a very busy and interesting year, running between classes and trying new techniques. As much fun as that was, by the end of the year I was feeling a bit frazzled around […]

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Out with the Old

Every year our Christmas tree comes down on New Year’s Eve or Day. The stockings are put away, and the lilac bush in the yard is stripped of its lights. Some years the lights stay up a little longer because of snow or bitter cold. We have had plenty of that since Christmas, but we […]

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Healing Power

Family members and friends waiting for their loved one in surgery at Parker Adventist Hospital will be distracted and, I hope, soothed by the art in CREATIONS. As will the cancer patients as they come from the changing rooms and head for the treatment room. In the main lobby are more pieces from the show, […]

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Where Has the Time Gone?

                            Now that I’m six months past 55, it has started to hit me that I’m no longer in my 20s with ages and ages before me. I’m not sure how this has happened. I think someone is stealing time while I […]

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THE UNVEILING

Now that the Preview night has happened and the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston has officially opened, I can finally reveal photos of my quilt Summer Camp, which won first place in the special exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. Though it wasn’t as lucky, the Drew quilt Can We Talk About the Steak? […]

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Artmakers Denver

Why would anyone just 25 minuets up U.S. 36 in Boulder shell out the money to stay in a hotel in Denver? I can tell you: to totally immerse yourself in the experience that was Artmakers Denver, 2014. I took a three-day class with Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. It was so wonderful to be totally […]

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HOUSTON, WE HAVE A WINNER

There I was up to my elbows in raspberry jam, my all-time favorite, even better than chokecherry! I am fortunate to have a friend with raspberry bushes that are producing a bounty of berries this year, and she invited me to come pick them. The kitchen was overflowing with the sweet smell of raspberries and […]

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THE ANNUAL AUTUMN FLURRY HAS BEGUN

At the first hint of cool mornings and turning leaves, I turn into the Energizer Bunny. I’ve never figured out why that is, but some of my best work has been done in the fall. I started this fall by rearranging my studio so that I will now be able to accommodate small classes of […]

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ANIMALS WITH ATTITUDE 2015

You’ve seen the art in progress in the Up-Close and Personal post. Now see them all together. This 8″ x 8″ calendar will keep you entertained throughout the year with 13 colorful creatures. Liz graces the cover and is followed by 12 more up-close and personal portraits of her friends. Invite them into your home […]

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ICE DYE ON A HOT DAY

I approached the BLT dye day with a plan, something I have not done before. On my list was to try ice dye, a shibori wrap I watched Ruth do at the SDA weekend, and to overdye some of the monoprinted fabric from the SDA weekend. This was a more productive way to approach the […]

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IT WAS A GOOD DAY TO DYE

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know I love play dates with my artist friends. You have also seen the clothesline full of dyed fabrics. No clothesline this time, just stacks and stacks of awesome dyed, stamped, screen-printed, and painted fabrics. I kept the idea of “cultivate” foremost in my mind going […]

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