Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Join me in Arroyo Seco this Saturday!

Join us at Weaving Southwest in Arroyo Seco for their first annual Holiday Trunk Show

Last Saturday I ended up driving an hour and half to Arroyo Seco just to see the gorgeous hand made items at Weaving Southwest as well as to spend a little bit of time with a friend of mine.  Teresa Loveless was outside enjoying the sunshine and spinning away.  It was a glorious 54!
Teresa Loveless of Weaving Southwest spinning away with her hand dyed wool roving

Of course Teresa is praying for snow so they can have a great ski season this winter. 
As for me, I was drawn to see what other fiber artists produced and there were a mix of knitted items such as caps and hand warmers in such gorgeous fibers, soft too.  While talking with Teresa, I was invited to include works in next weekend's Trunk Show and I'm beyond excited about it.  

I'll be having a mix of works for sale for the holidays.  They are.... woven Tapestry wall hangings,  Miniature weavings for your holiday tree, buttons, glass jewelry and more.  So if your'e close by make the trip to see what else this charming little village has to offer. 

Miniature weavings for your trees! 

another lil guy... angora rabbit, alpaca, wool roving and merino wool 

Weaving pendant necklace

Kiln Glass pendants inspired by nature's river beds. 

More to come... 

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dreaming of the Midwest tapestry

 Second night in town, retreating for the evening to find someone made themselves at home in my duffel bag!  

What a surprise... Mainly since Nicky has been reminding me of Garfield so I never considered when I left the bag on the bed that he'll land in it. 

It never ceases to amaze me that fur baby Nicky still feels a bond to me despite me living out of state for the past two and half years.  
I have missed this guy a TON!  

First up... A journey overseas for a year or more to develop some new work inspired by the landscapes in OZ and the land of Kiwis and hopefully some other locales.  

Since being in Bali last spring, theres been an sense of yearning building inside of me that has been pulling me towards a longer adventure or stay in other lands.  The inspiration from being surrounded by talented and creative individuals and groups has lit a fire in me that refuses to be put down so its time to listen to the yearnings of dreams and follow its path to where ever it may lead me.  

Shadows play a large part in my life.  For some reason I'm drawn to Shadows, maybe since the sun is leaving a piece of something else behind.  There's always a story attached to every single shadow and sometimes every shadow has several stories like multiple dimensions.  My flights of fancy likes to take me on journeys into my vast imagination coupled with fairy folktales and lore.  So many films have influenced my sense of the whimsy that I'm hungry to discover more. 

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