Friday, January 28, 2011

Electric Coral at the Blue Heron

This is my next show! It's with Contemporary QuiltArt Association, which has 120 members throughout Washington state. This is a joint show with Vashon Allied Arts at the Blue Heron Gallery on Vashon Island. The image is a detail of my piece, Electric Coral, used in publicity. An image of the whole piece, along with a nice write up about the quilts to be displayed is on

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Considering the snow outside, this image seemed appropriate. This handbag is called "Hot Cocoa".

A lot has been happening since I last posted ages ago. The Best of the Northwest show was fantastic. 250 artists. I didn't get a chance to talk to many of them, though I did come extra early one day and at least saw most of the booths. I had terrific neighbors who shared their experience and advice doing shows. And, thanks to swaps, came home with a luscious pashmina cashmere shawl and a landscape view of Cannon Beach.

One of my great excuses for not blogging during Dec. is that I was swamped - what a great problem - with getting work completed. I had work at two holiday shows. One at Gallery Cygnus in La Conner, WA and the other at Gallery by the Bay in Stanwood, WA.,

A small group of artists and I did a co-op show for several days in Dec. I also did an open studio in mid December. Visitors were slow, but it was a great reason to clean house a bit and sort through the studio. There is a fine line between creative chaos and just plain chaos and I had jumped over that line some time ago.