Monday, February 21, 2011

The Doubler

I just finished quilting "The Doubler." I made it for the VAST/Denton Poets Assembly joint show called Merging Visions. It's based on a poem by Beth Honeycutt about a doubler – an instrumentalist who plays more that one instrument during a song.

The Doubler, 24x33"

The musician is Beth's husband, Randy, who inspired the poem. 
Randy helped me stage a photo of him playing his flute. The background is hand-dyed cotton and the clarinet and saxophone are inkjet printed on cotton.


The Merging Visions exhibit opens April 1 in all three branches of the Denton Public Libraries and is accessible to the public free of charge during regular library hours.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Mini

This is the fourth year that I've made a Valentine mini for my sweetie.

9.75 x 11.75"

 I used the website to create the image and printed it on fabric with my inkjet printer. The red background is a repurposed silk skirt.

I gave Rusty a new Teddy Bear that has already lost it's head.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Day 4

We got about four inches of snow on top of ice on Monday.
Now it's snowing again.
It's our fourth day below freezing so nothing has melted.

Rusty doesn't seem to mind the cold much.

He still wants me the throw the ball. I just have to make sure he sees where it lands.
There are quite a few buried tennis balls at the moment.

I started and finished a newsletter this week. 
How nice to be able to send the files to the printer digitally.

I've cooked and baked and spent some time sewing.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wine and Dine the Mind

For several years, the Denton Poets' Assembly and VAST (the Visual Arts Society of Texas) have produced a joint show during poetry month, April. Artists and poets pair to create art inspired by poems or poems inspired by art.

This quilt was inspired by the poem, 
"After Reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
written by Beth Honeycutt about our book club.

"Wine and Dine the Mind"    25.75 x 29.5"

The image is inspired by a photo I took at our book club meeting.

 The wine glass, plate and fork, shot glass and Aquavit are inkjet prints on fabric.

The dragon is organza.

This quilt and lots more art and poems will be on display at all three Denton Public Libraries in April.