Artist in Residence and Driving an Art Car

February 8th, 2009

Another fringe benefit!
Every day I drive the art car, I see smiles generated! I mean it, people off to work and thinking about work or off to get the kids to school, and they see the car and they SMILE!
Every day at the HCCC, I see the same phenomenon when people peer in to see the art and wondering if they will get it or just feel like fools?
Then I see GRINS!
Loving every moment of it.

Artist in Residence

February 7th, 2009


The Craft Center Garden

I am throughly enjoying my artist in residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The pic above is of the garden where they grow stuff that is used in craft making. 

One of the interesting things we get to do is take the docent training for new exhibitions when they change. The glass exhibition we have now is super and the training helped inform me about my own medium. The art quilt movement is about a decade behind the art glass and art pottery movements. So maybe in 10 years we will be as popular as glass is now <G>

38 Postcards!

February 6th, 2009

peace postcard #138 postcards in the mail for the Obama exchange. Here’s a sample

My New Focus Piece

February 1st, 2009

Skating on Thin Ice is the quilt I made for New Focus at the Coos Art Museum

Skating on Thin Ice

My Obama Quilt: Sign of the Times

February 1st, 2009

Sign of the Times

New Digs in the Heights

January 30th, 2009

We bought a house in town for me to use as a studio and for us to live in during the week. It WAS formerly the Museum of Weird

This article has info about the property <G>

Studio at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

January 29th, 2009


This is the view just inside my light and airy studio space at HCCC! What a great place to work. The physical layout is  very nice and the program for Artists in Residence is wonderful. Jason Kisshell is our AIR coordinator and he sets us up with a growth/enrichment experience once a month. This month we visited a local gallery and got to ask the owner all about her experience as an owner/artist! The other artists in residence are sharing people so we have all learned alot about what the others do.

There are constant interruptions  by visitors but the up side is you get to become comfortable about speaking about your work and learn the clues to see what people want to hear about.

Sorry I have been so slow getting back to the blog but I was having trouble with all the new replacements I had like camera ect.

Art in a Box

January 29th, 2009

My quilt for SAQA’s Art in Box entitled “Clean Sweep”

I was very honored to be asked to donate a piece to SAQA’s fundraiser
Clean Sweep

Austin Music Poll

January 19th, 2009

I would love, love, love if you all would consider voting for Death is not a
joyride in the following categories:

Best Experimental Band
Best Industrial/goth Band
Best None of the Above Band
Best Female Vocals: Kacy Ritter
Best Miscellaneous Instrument: Andrew Noble

The link is here:



Tour of New Focus

December 23rd, 2008

You can visit New Focus, the invitational exhibition curated by Judy Dales and I at Coos Art Museum.