Friday, May 27, 2011

Yesterday I put some finishing touches to "Runneth Over" and brought it to the
Wallkill River School for display. This is the second assemblage I've put into WRS's gallery. Shawn (the director) told me kids are quite fascinated with them. Assemblages are such a unique art form that many people just can't relate or don't 'get them'. My friend Canace, an assemblage artist extra-ordinaire, has a posting on her blog for an assemblage give away. Please click on her name and see her work (and put your hat in the ring for the prize!).

I am most curious so I'd like to you - can you - relate to assemblage art? Why or why not?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Back to the Roots....

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my friend who had just returned from taking a class with Dorothy Caldwell. Melanie showed me this marvelous hand bound book of some exercises they had done during the class. I was inspired! It has been awhile since I've messed around with textiles but this morning I grabbed some previously dyed organza, plunged it into a coffee/tea bath (to further stain and earth-i-tize it), then burned it using a candle and incense stick. It remains to be seen where the journey will go from here...perhaps some handstitching...perhaps some more embellishments...we shall see...but isn't it tres organic and rustic looking?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Head Runneth Over

I am going through a difficult patch right now that involves making certain decisions that will have a significant impact on my life. No, I'm not contemplating a divorce (never, ever) but still; it is a choice that will bring a major change to my life. Trepidation of the unknown results once this choice is made and its path determined is the source of many sleepless hours, distracted daily living and endless internal questions to which there are no answers - at this point in time. Touche to the first lines of M. Scott Peck's book 'The Road Less Traveled'....
"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths."

The assemblage above was started last night at 1am. My cup runneth over and so does my head.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


The happiest of Mother's Day to any of who have provided love, guidance and support to a child at any time...whether for years or a few precious moments.

This is an art quilt assemblage type of piece I did about 5 years ago that was illustrative of both Mother Earth and my own feelings of abundance.

Today I was hit by some inspirational thoughts & ideas for a new assemblage that - I hope - will illustrate how truly blessed we all can be even in the face of adversity. Stay tuned in the weeks to come because this one is going to take awhile to realize.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


It needed more layers....and still may not have enough....