Craftivism

craft + activism = craftivism. Maker participation that uses the creative process making a stronger more compassionate voice, strengthening personal activism, connecting beyond the self, and making items that facilitate political thought and action. My age old question on the hierarchy of art and craft rears its ugly head: studio art vs fiber art vsContinue reading “Craftivism”

Program Application-Artist Statement

For over forty years I have been fashioning fiberart that celebrates the loving and healing capacity of spirit. In the seventies, an article in MS magazine about quilt making as a women’s art form lead me to patchwork as my chosen means of expression. In the eighties, leadership in our local fiberarts guild helped meContinue reading “Program Application-Artist Statement”

Nest

Every morning I awaken to a heart-warning cacophony of sights in the bedroom portion of our loft. It begins with a good night’s sleep on the great invention of a memory foam mattress and pillow.Coming to my senses I meander through the family photographs that line the ceiling beams feeling the persistent love and supportContinue reading “Nest”

The True Quilter Self

Getting ready for a vacation creates lots of work- laundry, packing, bill paying, creating itineraries, finishing outstanding commissions, record keeping, sorting out volunteer responsibilities, helping friends and family with projects- plenty to do so I can walk out the door and feel whole- but miten drinen I found myself at the Salvation Army compelled toContinue reading “The True Quilter Self”

It Takes A Life Time

The big question that I am getting lately is- How long does it take you to make that? Oh my, what a loaded question. There are so many factors that go into each and every quilt: the purpose, the budget, the materials, and the use to name the most basic. That requires a face-to-face meetingContinue reading “It Takes A Life Time”

Special Edition Seder

This year Seder night will include a total Lunar Eclipse. It begins at 2 AM when the edge of the moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow. This video from 2011 has a nice explanation of the what, how and why and Michael Zeiler’s field guide to the total lunar eclipse of 2014Continue reading “Special Edition Seder”

Everyone Has A Story

The book world is changing. When I wrote my first proposal for a book back in the turn of the century (That sounds way too old!) I hunted likely publishers, drove myself crazy writing the perfectly compelling proposal, and in the end received countless rejections and no means of putting the book to paper. ItContinue reading “Everyone Has A Story”