• Blogging for the Sake of Art

    Oh yes, for the sake of your art. To enlighten, or to entertain. To make a personal statement and maintain your presence in the eye and ear of the public. A blog is a fresh and friendly way to stay connected to your collectors and admirers of your work. To help you get started, here […]

  • OCAG at University Place for a Spring Show

    Here’s a fab video about a fab show that’s going to be at University Place in Chapel Hill. See you at the reception: May 11th 6 to 9 pm! I will have five different works on display, but do check out what other art you will find! OCAG at University Place Spring 2018 from Trudy […]

  • Eco Printing Workshop at Trudy’s

    DOUBLE TROUBLE BOIL AND BUBBLE: Eco Printing at Trudy Thomson’s Woodside Trail in Chapel Hill Trudy Thomson offers another workshop where you learn to Eco Print with leaves on scarves or paper!   WHEN: Wednesday July 18 (Trudy has four large work tables so date will be based on what is best for four participants. It helps […]

  • Chevron’s Tickle the Tapestry

      Finally finished one of my most elaborate and detailed tapestries titled “Chevron”. And its size makes a statement: 34 by 65. Using very fine variegated cotton fiber the colors shift as the pattern scales the face of the piece. Sometimes I let the changes flow as they presented themselves and sometimes I “flipped the […]

  • Slip the Silk Through

    So one of my latest adventures is creating tapestry out of saris that have been shredded into long strains, and are usually made of silk. Various colors winding through various spaces. Here is one of my favorite latest tapestries. I cannot get enough of this and do have many different colors arranged inside my blanket […]

  • Korean Wall Fiber Art – Old Engages New

    I ran across these lovely samples of Korean Wall Art posted on a Chuping Chen’s Facebook page. I am putting this here for inspiration, and hope to someday soon, create some collages from marbled samples of my silk. Though I sure like the gauzy effect that some of these have, so might have to alter the […]

  • Remnants Reign Supreme

    I just finished a “tapestry” that mimics a traditional Rya Rug technique using remnant scraps purchased from a rug manufacturer. I just love the variety of lectures, the various colors and the way some strips lay flat while others bunch. And when there is extra fringe I can tuft it up with my fingers! As […]

  • Eco Printing

    Eco printing is my latest adventure, and here are many different ways to approach the process. One used most frequently by crafts persons is the steaming or boiling of a rolled up and tightly tied bundle of joy. This can be carefully positioned in a large turkey baster on a rack, or placed in the […]

  • Announcing My Vida Collection

    Announcing my first SIGNATURE COLLECTION of Scarves at ShopVida. To create these patterns I took photos of my favorite hand-marbled hydro-printed silk and manipulated the images in the digital format. These images serves as a start to what I submitted to ShopVida, which is what they print my designs from on their various products, including […]

  • Real or Not?

    Thought I should share some pics that represent the two very different styles of a friend that is an artist. He studied art here at the University and taught art in our area. He now has a shop/gallery where he paints while others step in to see his space that has delightful mid modern furniture […]

  • Making the Marbling Moves

    Making the Moves for Marbling Now I am obsessed with a new fiber art technique known as marbling. It some ways it reminds me of abstract music, with a rhythm. The reason? To create the designs I use a slow swipe and a gentle pull as I lean over a bath of vitreous solution. I […]