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In the last few weeks I have reorganized my studio to make it a friendlier and more efficient place. I went on vacation to Sarasota, I wove a little scarf started two dresses and finished one.

here are a few photos from our hotel in Sarasota. I hung out in the downtown area every weekend when I was a kid and it is so very very different. That whole area has changed and it feels so far removed from it ever having been my home.

we also visited the ringling museum.

here are some pictures of the studio “redo”. I have had the most difficult time figuring out what it was that I needed to make this space truly functional. There are still a few more things I would like to add and it is still in need of tidying. but it is far more user friendly than it was before and I love being in there now!

in the middle of the chaos…

and after..

the nest few pictures are of two dresses that I am making. one I finished this afternoon; for that one I used a vintage linen tablecloth that once belonged to my grandmother. I have always loved the print and now I get to wear it! YAY!

 

the other dress is just started and is at a standstill as I wait for more fabric to come in. I am using raw silk and will be dyeing it and printing a pretty floral design on it. for now it looks a bit dowdy in its blah natural beige color.

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I realized that There are a few works that I finished up and never posted. so here they are.

string quilt, hand dyed cotton. machine pieced and quilted.

hand woven scarf. Bamboo yarns.


As soon as I get my camera back I will be posting the scarf since I overdyed it as well as a small series of quilts I did entitles “Quilts for the American People During Terror”  a sarcastic series of five mixed media quilts. I will also be posting about a new series I am struggling with.  Its in the very beginning stages and needs lots more thought, research and feedback.  

I am heading to Florida to enjoy a quick vacation: take in art at Ringling Museum and get some work by artist Tomas Garcia. I’ll be back here in a few days!

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