Just finished a new mixed media artwork...

That I am so excited about! I can already see making a dozen at least. This started out as a square, about 12x12 inches. It was going to be flat to the wall, but the square was just wrong as well as the 2-dimensionality of the felt with the little polyp like things coming off. So I cut a chunk out of the felt as a dart, sewed the seam together and had a bit of a curve. And then I did it some more. And then I cut the corners off. It hit an ugly duckling stage where I was sure I had overworked it, so I just let it hang out on the wall. I then decided to add more felt and really push the depth more. It is about 15x20 inches and maybe 6 inches deep. I’m still not sure if it is a wall ore pedestal piece, but it doesn’t have to go anywhere yet, and I can see what it does with the new ones I will make. It hits the creepy cool mark that I love so much.


The hooks are almost like marching ants. I enjoyed watching the Amazon series Hanna while I stitched. I think I will start Killing Eve Season 1 with my next piece.

Morris Graves Museum of Art Exhibition

So happy to have had Nicole Jean Hill photograph my exhibit at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Humboldt county last week. I got images just in time to apply for a mid-career fellowship. I didn’t install the work for this exhibition, and was a little uncertain about the configuration of the “Spread” masses on the wall. When I last installed this piece, there was no space between shapes and far less of the guts spilling out from them, but I have come around. I still want to make ten times the amount there currently are for an installation. I want them oozing off the wall!


And here is one of the new dolls. It was funny to see it up with some of the original ones and how the color palette has changed. I just love this measuring tape.

Still waiting to here on one of my proposals, and that will probably determine what I decide to focus on this next year. Four more days. Fingers crossed.


I am so pleased to say that I have four dolls at RISDWORKS, the RISD Museum store for the summer.  The Fox, Elephant, Pig and a single sewing lady are there.  My girlfriend (and former boss) was kind enough to take pictures for me a couple of weeks ago.  I just noticed that the sewing lady's limbs are a little askew, so I will have to email the manager to get her rearranged.  It is such an honor!


not much actually.  Unfortunately.  I think my crit with the Jerome jurors has left me a little uncertain.  And I think I was beginning to be in a place of transition with my work, so it has been easy to not get anything done.  I am thinking about cutting up the twelve foot wall panel into two pieces and adding more pattern paper so that each is six by six feet....and then adding more would like areas where I open up my color palette a little bit.  I did pull a new panel out to paint, but it is not easy with a pain in the ass little kitten.  He may be invited to enjoy the basement.  But I am also really wanting to start sewing for myself.  It could be a distraction.  I have made garments for myself over the years and not worn them much when I haven't been able to figure out fit.  But I found a blouse pattern I am in love with, so I may give it a try again.  And it is a french pattern....with no english instructions.  I think I can figure it out though.  It is the Laelia blouse from


I think it would also make a darling dress if you added some length.  And you could easily wear a long sleeved t-shirt underneath it so it worked for colder weather.  Now to figure out how many euros it is....

Denim and Diamonds....

Is the theme for the Rochester Art Center Artbash 2015...and artists are donating works made with denim.  

This is Snorm the Sensitive.  He is from a long line of denim dome monsters.  Yes, his teeth look fierce, but he is more interested in thoughtful conversation than tearing you apart.  Don't let his crazy eyes scare you...there is a docile, deeply sweet creature behind.  He can be yours on October 23, 2015.

It's done....

I finished this piece today!

except for a tab system I am going to have to add to the back to hang it from when I get home.   Each square is 3x3 inches and has hook and eyes on all sides that will link in to the hook or eye of the one next to it, so they will all be attached.  Some squares are just the painted pattern paper...some with masses of eyes sewn on, and most with masses of eyes as well as hair like thread masses on top.  I can't tell you how excited I am about this piece!  The picture is terrible, but all I can do here with my iPhone in my studio.  I should have installation shots to show later in July when I bribe my husband.  I hope you will come back and look at it then!