Saturday, January 21, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside

...but burning up inside with everyone deep in concentration. Needlefelted Orbs, a workshop in the studio with 11 talented needlefelting enthusiasts. As always, I take away as much from these workshops as I put in. It's a treat to experience 11 different minds eye views on the subject. Each piece a window into someone else's vision.... love it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I'm hearing the call from this tree around the corner from my home, and thinking it a perfect opportunity to extend more of my Marrow series to the outdoors... maybe a collection of these around the city?

'Uh Oh', says Sancho, 'Here we go again, another distraction from my already interrupted walks.'

My biggest supporter, suspicious but patient as he tags along with me everywhere I go.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Let it snow....

Mushroomed, an outdoor installation at Stonehill College, is thriving in spite of the weather. The success of this experiment is going to spawn many more outdoor textile installations for me in the future. I'm grateful to the Cushing-Martin Gallery for their interest in keeping this piece installed after the show, Stitched: Nature Constructed, closed back in early December.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


January can feel like a month of Mondays. The beginningness of the year weighs heavily with yet to be fulfilled goals and obligations. It's easy to be overwhelmed by the scope of it all, especially while still catching up from December!

Action is the best antidote to this paralysis and today that meant getting back into the studio. I'm developing a mammoth felted orb in the vein of the 'Seeds' collection, but different. Feels good to be building again - a work in progress with many decisions to be made while moving into the light of 2012.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Trying to get my groove back after the holiday break so have been going on some long walks. It's fun to look for all there is to see underfoot.  Sure enough I found something interesting... I love these pods. Not sure what they are or the type of tree they have fallen from... they're common around here and I probably should investigate but I'd rather take in their shape, color and texture for a while first.

Looking forward to 2012. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!