Friday, March 24, 2017


Working on a new series of map interpretations, series of 10, using overprinting, collage, painting, hand-embroidery, etc. on large (16"h x 12"w) vintage maps.  The maps are contained in a collection called "Indian Villages of the Illinois Country" published by Illinois State Museum in 1942.  Here are the first three (more to follow):

Map 1

Map 2

Map 3

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Exhibition News

Opening this week on the far side of the country:

Angels in America (No. 4)
2017 Women's Works Exhibition
Old Court House Arts Center
Woodstock, IL
March 9 - April 29

New Dress
2017 Emerging Artists Exhibition
Limner Gallery
Hudson, NY
March 2 - 25

Memory Veil
The Time Machine: A Nat'l Juried Exhibition of Wearable Arts
D'Art Center
Norfolk, VA
March 14 - April 29

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I Had This Dream.

A recently-completed altered book project:

I Had This Dream.
Unique altered book, 2017
42 pgs, 5.5"h x 3.75"w x .75"d


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Vintage Wallpaper Samples

Found a bundle of wallpaper samples at the thrift store recently.  They make lovely backgrounds...

Her Reach Exceeds Her Grasp

Bee a Man

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Josephine, Sabine and Lynn Get Exquisite

Josephine Wicherts (Holland), Sabine Remy (Germany) and I occasionally do a whirlwind round of Exquisite Corpse.  Each of us makes three starters (doing the top, middle or bottom of a collaged image, then "hiding" what we've done so that the next person working on the piece can ONLY see where to connect with the prior image, not the image itself).  Here are my three starters from our latest round:

Exquisite Corpse #3 Winter 2016 by
Lynn (top), Sabine (middle) & Jo (bottom)

 Exquisite Corpse #1 Winter 2016 by
Jo (top), Lynn (middle) & Sabine (bottom)

 Exquisite Corpse #2 Winter 2016 by
Sabine (top), Jo (middle) & Lynn (bottom)