This is our first year doing the Chester County Studio Tour.  We are Studio 52 in Chadds Ford, PA    Looking forward to meeting lots of artists and collectors!  Chester County Studio Tour Stop By Studio 52 at the Chester County Studio Tour Share this:ShareLinkedInGoogleTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading…

Out of the blue I received an email from a writer at Victoria Magazine about a month ago. Cynthia Constantino had found my profile on TAFA List (Textile and Fiber Arts), an online community of artists who work with fabrics and fibers. She wanted to do a story on my work for the Entrepreneur blog, so I did the interview, and today, November 17th, her article was published. This is …

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Once a year we open our studios to the public for a show and sale.  Join us this year to see our latest work in painting, woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, fashion accessories, fiber art,  hand made ukuleles,  and mixed media.  Support your local artist entreprenuers this year with a handmade gift for someone you love.    Come Visit our 1830’s Textile Mill filled with art and music!  739 Mount Rd  Aston …

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Here is an article that I wrote about production dyeing with natural dyes in  Miele Wet Cleaning Machine.  Turkey Red Journal keeps us up to date on the natural dye community.    The Miele Wet Cleaning Machine is an eco friendly commercial dry cleaning machine that is fully programable.  It allows you to define each section of the cycle to dye wool, silk, cotton, linen, even yarn shibori style with …

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Unplugged Ceremony Turn off your cell phones To me, great card design is about drawing lines that welcome you to participate in the moment.  I have found a graphic artist who creates downloadable cards that have revolutionized my life. Oak Atkinson is a talented commercial graphic artist.  For years she has designed greeting card templates and sold them on her website, tumbalina.com.  Recently Oak launched a specialty shop on Etsy that features wedding invitations, cards for bridesmaids and groomsmen, …

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Tiny plants establish themselves in glacial debris Akaroa New Zealand Ancient Lava Flow My mind’s eye floats away when I remember the primordial features of New Zealand’s land.  Life is still evolving on the two islands.  They sit on top of active volcanoes and two tectonic plates that are crashing into each other.  Mountains still grow higher, earthquakes reshape cities, lava covers and rebuilds the coastline.  The glaciers recede and …

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My Dream That brought me peace I can finally write about my past year, the days and long nights where the heart faces reality.  After losing our eldest son John Robert to a car accident on August 4, 2014, I could not talk or see anyone.  I was still in shock until recently.  But healing has begun and I feel good about life again. In November last year I decided …

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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature. Blood from the wounded reptile was now crimsoning the waters about us and soon from the weakening struggles it became evident that I had inflicted a death wound upon it. Presently its efforts to reach us ceased entirely, and with a few convulsive movements it turned upon …

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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature. Blood from the wounded reptile was now crimsoning the waters about us and soon from the weakening struggles it became evident that I had inflicted a death wound upon it. Presently its efforts to reach us ceased entirely, and with a few convulsive movements it turned upon …

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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature. Blood from the wounded reptile was now crimsoning the waters about us and soon from the weakening struggles it became evident that I had inflicted a death wound upon it. Presently its efforts to reach us ceased entirely, and with a few convulsive movements it turned upon …

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The aborigine, apparently uninjured, climbed quickly into the skiff, and seizing the spear with me helped to hold off the infuriated creature. Blood from the wounded reptile was now crimsoning the waters about us and soon from the weakening struggles it became evident that I had inflicted a death wound upon it. Presently its efforts to reach us ceased entirely, and with a few convulsive movements it turned upon …

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The rhythmic rocking of needles, the back and forth on circulars went right to my heart.  Grieving for my mom who passed away in December 2011, all I could do was knit circles in 2012.  One after another, not thinking about what I was doing while knitting.  Emptying my mind, the movement became part of my body and created a needed structure and new neuro pathways so that I could …

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John Hopper’s Inspirational Magazine from The Textile Blog John Hopper has one of the best understanding of textiles–historical, contemporary, philosophical.  I always learn something and he finds hidden gems you would never see anywhere else.  He now self publishes a magazine called “Inspirational”. http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/ Share this:ShareLinkedInGoogleTwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading…

1950’s Kramer Leaf Brooch      About five years ago I found a pin in a junk shop.  It was very well made and sculptural.  My research led me to discover a world in which I grew up, the 1950′s and 60′s, post war boom of American Costume Jewelry.   Providence , Rhode Island was the center of manufacturing of this beautiful art form.  During WW II,  the costume jewelry factories were outfitted for …

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Where do I get my ideas? The answer is everywhere and anywhere, but there are a few publications that I would like to share with you. Graphically illustrated with saturated color and future insights, these magazines have an impact on my thought and design process. Textile View Magazine is a recap of the future fashion trends from many of the top international think tanks. They review the current fabric …

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