"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." -The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jacob's Ladder

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Jacob's Ladder
Machine Embroidery
4.5 x 30 inches
5 2010

Here I am putting the back on this piece.
This was a challenge of precision to make the afterglow at the intersecting points.
This is only a portion of it. More later.

Talking About King's X

Posted by PicasaKing's X drawing for new piece I am working on after talking about how I live on my King's X.
The embroidery piece is again some stripes and color. I will not be able to finish this right now; my
sister is coming for a visit. I have not seen her for two years. We will take a little trip to Asheville, NC,
during her visit to fill our eyes with candy and to fill our spirits with joy. A visit to Bellagio is a must.
Galleries and good food and walking about enjoying early June in the mountains is my idea of fun.
Santa Fe is where we might meet next.
Tomorrow is the school picnic. I will be sad to say "until we meet again" to these sweet children.
Art camp in July is when I will guide older children to use their potential and interests and creativity.
I am thinking that some felting and shibori is on the list of things to try.
I will be in and out for a while, not too much blogging I think, so enjoy your late spring days!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Three Hens

A Larger View of my hens, here. Did you ever wonder
why people say that they are so busy they are running
around like chickens with their heads cut off.
Did you ever wonder why a get together with friends
might be called a hen party. There is nothing cuter than
watching chickens. I learned the answer to all of the chicken
questions by simply watching them.

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My Chicken House + 3 hens

I had about 30 Bantam hens and a rooster.
I say had because one night a raccoon got inside the
house and slaughtered all of my chickens. It broke
my heart. So now I have three sculpted hens in my
front yard garden. My husband didn't want us to
go through that again. We have Black bears and
white tailed dear and many birds that we feed.
Who ever passes by gets whatever they want.
I have a Jack Russell Terrier named Jilly and she
is my planting buddy.
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My Mom's First Attempt

My mom is quite elderly and blind in one eye
which does not stop her from trying new things.
She purchased a new sewing machine in order
to do free motion quilting. She loves hummingbirds.
They nested outside her kitchen window in California.
The photographs that she kept in her album became
fodder for inkjet copies to go onto her new shopping
bag along with her free form quilting. Added are
baby colorful shell like dots. I told her I would share
this with the world because I am proud of her effort.
It seems we can all have moments of pure joy no matter
our age. Young or old it is fun to experience the moment
because that is all we really ever have.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Blue Iris Story

                     Photo Montage
                          5 2010

Three Ladies I Found In My Woods Yesterday

The morning before the rains came we found these and
one more. I name them to keep them safe.
In the most perfect place for them to live is where I live,
as well. This place is my Kings X where I hope I can
make a difference. The children I teach instill the hope
I have for the future. I had to go out into the world to
find that the simplicity of this place brings more to me
than I could have ever imagined or ever experienced
while I looked for it everywhere else.
I call this place home. I am satisfied.

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Portions of "A Long Story"

Posted by PicasaPortions of "A Long Story"

Machine Embroidery On Silk Linen and Linen Canvas
Backed with Raw Silk  Hand Stitched

This Piece is 30" tall x 4.5" wide

Sunday, May 16, 2010

This IS the time


“This is the time and this is the record of the time”
Laurie Anderson

The time of my life seems to be speeding exponentially as I approach what?

Meanwhile, I contemplate the what.

I blink my eyes and six months have gone where?
If not for this work I could not answer that question, at all.

I wonder if others feel the same?

Is it that time really has changed; that it is true?

Timesickness or this awareness visits me every now and then.

Lines and shapes and colors visit my personal language center in my brain.
I record this through thread.

The mark of my existence, the proof that I lived an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year, a decade, is

written in the marks I make; the mark, it marks the moments , it is the sign.


Push pull advance retreat
A butterfly ^^ flaps its wings. . .
A line

A shape



If we were big enough or small enough we could see infinity

What you do

What I do

When our essences brush

Matters to me

Matters to you.
Without light there is


Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Chair or Two for Sara


No, You Have A Seat
 3.5" x 9"

If I Were Just Big Enough or Small Enough I Would See Infinity

This piece of thread painting is 5.5" wide x 11" long.
It comes off the picture plane approximately one inch in places.
It is lined with natural silk on the backside where it attaches to museum board.


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