Wednesday, February 23, 2011

India Flint is coming to St. Louis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fieldwork Workshop with India Flint

Summer Camp for Adults! Australian fiber artist, India Flint, will be coming to Craft Alliance in Grand Center, St. Louis, MO, to give a 4 day adult intensive workshop from June 21-24, 2011. More details will be posted on the web site soon. Enrollment begins in March and class size is limited.

I have been following India Flint's blog for two years and loving every minute of it.  My friend Luanne Rimel at Craft Alliance in St. Louis was already in talks with India last year when I suggested that she try to bring her to town.  A schedule  could not be worked out then, but its official now!!  You can bet that I'll be #1 on the list for the workshop.  I'm so excited I can barely contain myself. 

Luanne sent me the image above.  I will post information for the workshop as it becomes available.  India also has a beautiful website that you can see here.

Craft Alliance has just updated their website with information for the workshop.  Click here for details, costs, and a word from India about the nature of the class.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Work in progress

For the first time in my life I am collaborating with a group of artists.  The work will be exhibited as part of Innovations (see the sidebar).  We shared materials from our studios in a swap meet about a month ago.  I brought home an unusual combination of things, chosen simply because I was attracted to them.  Here you can see I'm stitching down some block printed seersucker fabric (originally a skirt) created at SKIF International by my former student Nina Ganci.  The silk I'm using was shibori rusted last year. 

Monday, February 14, 2011


The snow is melting finally and it's like an early spring day for now.  Who knows what the weather will blow in later.  But the warm is so welcome.  Made me think of elderberries.  Hope to do more things with them this year.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I've been distracted lately with family.  My brother has been researching our father's history and at Christmas my sister gave me this photo of my mother's parents.  I had a cropped version of this portrait, but had forgotten that the original photo features my grandmother standing on a rock so as not to look so out of proportion to her very tall husband.  I don't have a date for the picture, but as my grandfather died in 1935, it was probably taken in the mid 1920s.  I think the picture is a hoot. 

I've used photos of my grandmother in my art before, as well as my mother and her siblings and my dad--mostly in prints. You can see one or two of them here (scroll down the page to my etchings).  Seems like I am being tugged in that direction again.  I'll keep you posted if anything new grows out of this. 
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