Move-in Day

22 08 2009

We are moving child #2 into her dorm today. It’s such a mixed blessing.  She is ready to venture out on her own, but we will miss the day to day blessing of having this joyful lady in our house.  At the same time….. it’s one step closer to the freedom of an empty nest!!!!  Who says that’s a BAD thing?

Keep us in your prayers, as I’m sure there will be tears of sadness and joy today.


acquisition for teaching

21 08 2009

acquisitionI picked up some table looms for teaching. There are now 6 table looms for me to use here in the studio to teach, to take into the school systems, or to travel to rural art centers! This is a very nice addition to the studio.

I also encountered 2 very special people. Ron, is a wood worker, and his wife, Judy is an acomplished fiber artist.  I hope to have her here in the studio teaching doll-making, and teaching specific weaving projects. She does these lovely specialty tapestries that you should have the opportunity to learn to weaver here in the studio.  We will post pictures once she and I have hammered out the details. OK?

The deadline for my show is looming yet, so I have to get back to the tapestry and will post more in a few days.

You will want to know that I am heading to the Grand Canyon in Oct. and will hope to post to the blog along the way.  If my traveling companions won’t mind, maybe I can take one of these little table looms along. Or one for each of us, as they are really compact.




13 08 2009

“UNSIGHTED” – Tactile arts exhibit

9 08 2009

My first solo show is opening on Sept 10, 2009 at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. It’s visual art….yes.

It’s fiber art….yes, but it’s more. It’s a tactile art exhibit.  When we exhibit most visual arts, we eliminate an entire segment of our population from experiencing it.  The unsighted community.  This exhibit is tactile… are most textiles, and they should be touched to be fully experienced.  So this exhibit is about the tactility of textiles, and the inclusion of an entire people group to this show.  The unsighted.  Please, if you know of members of the unsighted community who would enjoy an exhibit designed to include them, invite them to my exhibit.

And the opening. I’ll post more on that later.


Youth classes – weaving, tapestry,sewing,crochet & knitting, spinning

9 08 2009

Somehow, I wrote this, and failed to post it.  I have gotten the youth classes posted.  There is now a home-school page, and a youth classes page.  Links to these pages are on the right of this page, below the “BOX”.

The classes are set up as after-school classes, but there are open studio opportunities also.  Sorry for the brief posts. I’ll be back to the usual blogging once the show is ‘up’ in Sept.

Lillstina floor loom in Va for sale – 45″

1 08 2009

I have a Lillstina floorloom for sale. $600.00
It’s in good shape. This is a Swedish cantelever loom.
It’s currently in use in my teaching studio.