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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"No More Nightmares," a quilt measuring 78" x 60," shows masks from many cultures, and some invented ones as well. Wearing a mask gives us power that we may not feel in everyday life.
While contemplating this work, my father was slowly dying, "unmasking." He became emaciated and covered with sores. There he is, along the right side of the quilt. To me, this is the most frightening image of all. If we face our fears, do we have no more nightmares?
This quilt will be a part of the Culture Bridge exhibit at Dank Haus, 4740 North Western, Chicago, Il. opening Feb. 20, through March 19, 2016. I will be teaching bookmaking, puppet-making,  and other art classes there on Saturday afternoons coincidental with the exhibit.




Friday, September 4, 2015

Sixteen Art Moneys, each valued at one Euro. All are different on both sides, made of fabric scraps with transparent plastic inserts at center. Available for purchase from the Bank of International Art Money.



Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Polish Quilt



 This is a quilt I made many years ago that has recently been getting renewed recognition. It shows various regional costumes and traditional embroideries of Poland. At the center is the Polish eagle, below it is a character called "Lajkonik," from an ancient holiday. The background of red and white triangles was adapted from a Polish Easter egg. The quilt is completely hand sewn and embroidered,  was shown all over the U.S.A., and has won several awards.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

My little pet

My little pet: a mosaic animal sculpture I finished recently. I made a frame out of wire from a campaign sign, head from an old sieve. Then covered it with cement and mosaicked with shells, broken dishes, and some found tiles.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter Fashion

                                                                                                                                                                         Fun with fashion: Lace dress, velvet coat  with asymmetric ruffle, velvet pants and headband, all embellished with miniature doilies and beading. Guess who likes pink?








Saturday, March 7, 2015

showing

Now showing 13 of my art works at Dank Haus, "Culture Bridge" 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Il. until March 21, 2015.  Here's a quilt in the exhibit. This shows a Mardi-Gras Indian escaping the flood waters from Hurricane Katrina.

Friday, November 28, 2014

      
 I just finished Minerva's quilt, hand embroidered on silks, velvets, and metallic brocades, in the style of Victorian crazy quilts. There are small doilies and bits of lace, along with the velvet and fur owl. This one took a while!