fall journal and news updates 

dancing with the stars

I enjoyed displaying my silk artwork October 16 and 17 at the Washington Stars Quilt Guild's "Dancing With The Stars Quilt Show" at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in Lacey, Washington. See photos...

I also demonstrated silk painting on satin and crepe de chine. Viewers were amazed at the migration of the liquid dyes through the silk weave. They seemed impressed at how unlikely colors became beautiful together in this medium of dye in silk.

I also enjoyed seeing many amazing quilts. The craftsmanship and creativity of designs really blew my mind. I don't know how they technically accomplished some of the things I saw there. I enjoyed being in such a creative and positive atmosphere where many happy volunteers worked hard to help make the event a success.

silk painting workshops


I'm offering three (maybe four) silk painting workshops this fall. Many signed up at the quilt show, but there are still a few spaces left. Now is the time to sign up. Click here for schedule and more information.

If you've registered for a workshop, here is information on how to prepare for your workshop.





glass art for alaska

I continue planning, designing, and ordering custom materials for the Kenai Peninsula College public art project in glass. Jim Flanagan of Fremont Antique Glass, in nearby Seattle has produced lovely glass samples for me and is creating still more. It's an amazing process of hand-blowing and heat curing each sheet of glass.

A simplified description: Jim blows the glass into long cylinders that look like giant vases. He then cuts them on one side, heats them and opens them flat. The glass is cured many times to give it strength.

 Click here to see photos of amazing hand-blown glass...

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