Spring Catchup

Hello Friends, 


Spring is here and my studio is blooming with new artwork!
I'm thrilled to announce that I received a 2nd Ohio Arts Council Award for Excellence in Individual Art. This is a highly competitive award and a true honor. And there is a nice monetary award that I'll receive. 
Keeping a list of new studio supplies that I'd like to acquire...


In the meantime, I completed this commission for a client in Columbus, Ohio. 
It is 24" high x 60" long. Watercolor and drawn lines. 

This work is connected to my love for stitching and lines and to my long walks near the shores of Lake Erie here in Cleveland, Ohio. 


After making the piece above, I decided to continue to paint and make more of this Aquascapes.  These works are now on view   at Heights Arts Gallery in Cleveland Hts, Ohio. On view now through June 18, 2017. 

Here are 4 of the nine plus works as they looked on my leather sofa.


I'm  in the last moments of completing my installation for the Biennale du Lin in the province of Quebec. I fly up there on June 12 and will install the work.


The opening reception is June 18, 2017. I will learn more about the exact location soon. There are 3 potential installation venues.

Here are a few images as it looked while I worked on the piece.

I hand dyed white linen with indigo. From deep blue to light blue and have layered the work to look like water. 
I will post images of the work once it's installed and looks exactly how I had envisioned it to be seen. This will happen in mid June.

Thrilled to see
my flax flowers blooming


And to realize that they are not all one color of blue just like the indigo-dyed linen I'm using for my installation.


I am also preparing to teach a 2 day workshop entitled Spontaneous Hand-Stitching in Perrysburg, Ohio for the Fiber577 event on June 10-11, 2017. I'll give a lecture on Friday night June 9. If you are nearby for the lecture or for my workshop, I'd love to meet you.
There are 2 spots open in my workshop. 

Thank you for stopping by. Leave a note, I'd love to hear from you. C