Thursday, May 28, 2009


with Diane Fayt.

I've always wanted to learn pottery, and this makes me positively swoon. The gorgeous use of color and line- just incredible.

See more here and here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hearts for Mary: May 31 1-4pm

“I never went out to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for her, instead I would rummage through my artist studio looking for scrap pieces of metal, wood, or anything else that I thought would look nice. On the larger pieces I inscribed a short note, though I signed all of them. Each year I presented to her another heart… and some years I would make as many as six.”

This upcoming Sunday May 31st, from 1-4pm I've been asked to host a drop in family workshop at the Burchfield Penney Art Center called "Hearts for Mary."

This workshop is coordinated with Duayne Hatchett exhibition: Form, Pattern and Invention on display now through August 30th.

Hatchett, a sculptor, painter and incredible local talent is also showing his "hearts," made for his late wife every year for Valentine's Day. The theme of the workshop is found object sculpture and is open to anyone visiting the museum that day.

The Burchfield-Penney is located on the Buffalo State campus at 1300 Elmwood Avenue. Directions can be found on their website at:

See you there!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

at last

I've been working on this baby blanket for my old friend Christa for months! It's completed in basket weave with a 4 row garter stitch border and picot edging. I finally learned how to do that, so I was very excited. It gives a nice "extra" touch.

I finally put it in the mail today. I included a washcloth and some yummy soap too. Moms need gifts too! I can't wait to see a photo of sweet Cecilia with it!

I have a few other things in the work and will post very soon...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stitches in Time

I've been thinking a lot about embroidery lately. Jenna has been posting about it and its sent me back to my roots in a way. As a young girl I spent a lot of time on crafts. I remember in particular a sampler I was stitching- it was of mushrooms. I just bought Doodle Stitching based on Jenna's review of it and am excited by all the stitches and projects in it.

That combined with my routine checking in on this blog written by Joetta has me thinking about my new projects.

Her use of embroidery and text has my mind spinning. It made me think of an old piece I made... called "dirty little pillows," which was never fully realized.

I'm not sure what's coming next folks. But its going to be something.