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Albuquerque, NM, United States
I have been weaving Contemporay Fine Art Tapestries for over 20 years, raising a family in the lovely Southwest. I want to show process which usually gets a back seat to product and share the trials and tribulations as well as the joy and excitement of the creation of art out of a bunch of strings. How remarkable!

Friday, January 22, 2010


The valentines are finished and up at the gallery. The reception will be on the closing date , January 29th which is also the silent auction which is always exciting with people trying to out bid each other.
Here are a few pictures of them in various stages of being done , and some of the finished product before cut off and after. I always think of them as being related to each other, as little families as they were created together on my full width warp. They turned out to be 13" long by 8 ' width. ( I use the golden mean rectangle for my formats sizes)
I will post some pictures from the closing reception when it happens.
And after much Holiday distraction I've begun another large piece and will include pictures of it's progress in the next post as well . Adios for now and back to the loom I go.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I think it was very fitting that I ended the year with a finishing of an old warp (I put on 7 yards and increased my usual 39"-40" weaving width to 47" for the two commissions , see previous postings) and beginning the New Year with a new warp ( 10 yards and back to my usual width). I end a warp weaving 4-5 little pieces at a time. They are a small version of my Feng Shui series that I sell mostly in museum gift shops and some galleries, and are 9-10 inches square.
Here are some pics of them on the loom , as you can see from the pictures it looks quite chaotic but my father always said , " It is hard by the yard but it's a cinch by the inch".

I finish both sides of these " littles " and they don't sell for much but I can often use them to hook people on my work and i sell a lot of them and they are a fun little place to play with color and to keep tapestry skills honed. I did five at a time on that last warp but now I'm on the smaller width.
On this beginning of the warp , ( I always do a bunch of
small pieces at the beginning of a warp just to test it, that way if there are any major problems in the tension from a botched beaming it won't last long and I can re - wind the warp onto the back beam after they are done) I am doing five 13"x8" "Valentines" for a benefit show put on by and to raise $ for our local arts group Arts Alliance . Here are some pictures of them and they are due soon so back I go to weave away!

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"

Feng Shui Series- "Blue Water Lotus of the North"
I sold this piece on line immediately upon launching my website!