As mentioned in a previous post, I’m participating in a new International Challenge. This time the subject is World Heritage Sites. Mine is Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. By the way, this Notre Dame is not to be confused with the more famous Notre Dame de Paris. I’ve been to Chartres twice, once during a […]
Along with the nationwide traveling exhibit Native Fashion Now, the Portland Art Museum also has on exhibit a piece by El Anatsui, the Ghanian artist who works with recycled/found objects. His work is two-dimensional, organic in nature, and cascades like molten metal in mesmerizing folds and textures.
I returned from my Master Art Series Friday night. We spent the week exploring how the value of thread affects the fabric it’s stitched onto. One concept everyone quickly understood: to make a fabric recede into the background, stitch over it in a lighter value of its same color. Another technique: to dull a fabric […]
Artist Jo Hamilton’s show opened today at the Cannon Beach Gallery on the Oregon coast. She explains in her artist statement, “I use a traditional basic crochet technique taught to me at an early age by my Gran. I work one knot at a time, from the inside out, row by row. I always begin […]
Touchdown! I finished my exhibition piece for the Stitches in Bloom show in Silverton which takes place the third week of this month. What a relief. It always fascinates me how you can work so hard on a quilt or anything, and by the time you finish, it feels as if it should be something […]