Monday, August 25, 2014

Watercolor Art Society of Houston

After all these years, I finally became a member!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Theme: Changing Seasons

Here's my latest art quilt. It's a small piece (8x10) for a reader challenge for Quilting Arts magazine. They publish a call for entries on a specific topic and art quilters submit their work hoping to get chosen for publication. I thought I'd share a bit about my process even though it didn't get chosen for publication.

The topic is "Changing Seasons." I particularly love the change of seasons and since relocating to Texas, I miss the change of seasons. Here we have 2 seasons, hot and not so hot. 

However, I didn't want to make a literal interpretation for this challenge. As soon as I read the brief, I started singing Carole King's song, "Winter, Spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there." I wanted to tell a story with my art quilt and I knew I wanted my theme to be about love and commitment for friends or family through all times and seasons.

As a child, I spent many weekends with my Aunt Pearl and sewing on her machine was always a big thrill for me.  She gave me her Singer sewing machine after her vision started to fail. She recently moved to another state and I knew it was going to be difficult visiting her but I told her I would get there somehow.

I wanted an image of a young girl to represent my childhood so I painted a watercolor of a girl who was carrying a suitcase.  I transferred the image onto fabric and embroidered the words. I didn't want to use the exact lyrics because they are copyrighted, so I just wrote out my sentiments.

I added fabric swatches to represent the colors of the changing season but it wasn't finished until I added vintage lace doilies. A fine touch to represent the times I spent many years ago with Aunt Pearl at her house on weekends.

Fast forward to the present day, my aunt is now 99 years old and she means the world to me. We visited last week when I traveled to see her in Pennsylvania.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chillaxin with Mermaids

Ahhh Summertime!

 Lazy hazy days of sunshine and, thankfully, a little bit of rain here in Texas to cool things down a bit. 

My favorite way to chillax is to head to the Gulf of Mexico (see my Island Inspiration link on the right sidebar) and visit with the mermaids. 

Since the dawn of time, people everywhere have been drawn to the lure of the sea: and the fabulous creatures, real and imagined, who call it home.

If you have a crush on a mermaid and find yourself drawn to the sea, you might appreciate my mermaid artwork and want a print of your very own to hang in your loft, office, bedroom or cubicle! 

Prints available.
Just email me.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Art Heals

When I went to Ireland, I visited a shrine to St. Brigid, a saint who aided those in need. It was a very peaceful and spiritual place where I was able to connect with my heart's desire and feel gratitude as well.

Recently, while feeling some angst, I remembered going to that place and sat quietly to visualize the time I visited the shrine. My visualization was so powerful, I was inspired to paint this small watercolor.

It is a simple little drawing with powerful intention that I keep in my studio.

 I will be offering prints of this drawing.
 Email me if you'd like more details about this artwork and how you can obtain a print.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Art Quilt featured in magazine for sale!

Art Quilt featured in Quilting Arts magazine

This is the original piece that was featured in the current issue of Quilting Arts magazine.
plus tax & shipping

approximate size - 8 x 7 inches
(watermark is not on quilt!)
Artwork will be sent in a protective sleeve. 

Click on the "BUY NOW" button on right of screen. It will take you to PayPal.

If you have questions, email me at

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