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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!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Finally.... a new blog posting

Yes it's been way too long, fall is here and the garden is winding down. I have a lot of harvesting to do and my green chile is ready to roast! I have had an abundance of squash, and true to the 3 sisters I grew corn with them and pole beans up the corn. With my abundant asian greens mix I have eaten freah salad everyday with lots of fresh corn scraped right from the cob into the salad.
I should be getting ready to plant the winter cover crop soon to turn over for green manure.
But once again I have sheduled my self very busy. I now have 5 galleries and am here today at my Co op  gallery, Corrales Bosque Gallery, http://www.corralesbosquegallery.com/Gallery_website/Home.html. I finally had the second sale here as things have been slow and my collectors are finally getting the idea that I am here.
They sold the piece in the middle in the pic on the left and on the right is a new piece from my "Architectonic Series" with a nice KUDOS plaque that the gallery now has to celebrate their artist's accomplishments. This is for a recent article about my work in the St John's College  ( my Alma Mater)'s quarterly magazineI have also scheduled 2 solo Tapestry shows for 2014, more later on these and 1 solo show of my mixed media work , so after my shift is done it will be back to the Loom!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Happy Year of the Snake!

I do like Chinese New Year so much better than the January first one. This one is farther from the holidays, and inventory at the end of the year. And No Pressure , you can just choose to celebrate it however you want.
The Year of the Snake is starting out grand for me , as my solo show at the Weyrich Gallery here in Albuquerque opened on the first of February. Called  "Feng Shui Plus " it included both my Feng shui Series and my "Universal Language Series" ( and a few of my Architectonic and Fractured Square Series thrown in for more plus!)
It was nicely attended and had a wonderful article come out in the Albuquerque Journal's front page of the Art Section! From there we sold one before the opening and 6 more so far!
I was just starting to think that if people weren't going to buy these soon I couldn't afford to make them any more so Whew!
I am so happy with this gallery which will continue to carry my tapestries!
 My wonderful gallery in Madrid NM also came through and sold my "Aquamarine Panorama" from the fractured square series. So , all in all quite a good start.
I have begun work on the 2cd in the REDUCTION SERIES, which is about, among other things, a return to center from complicated patterning toward the simpler as well as "reducing" all the baskets of different bits of color from all the other pieces I have done for all these solo shows.
So now it's back to the loom!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Belated New Year!

I am sooo behind in my Blogging but not in my Weaving!!!
Half of this blog entry disappeared. Murphy's law when you have an appointment to get to. But the upshot is there were many ups and downs  in 2012 .
2 galleries closed , I found 3 more. An article was cancelled I got it back and had 2 interviews and the story on my math plus show at the Tapestry gallery http://www.tapgal.com/ in madrid NM was fantastic
 In my scrambling I got a solo show Nov 23- Jan 2 2013in Santa Fe and they did a lovely article on it in the santa Fe Journal
and here is  a few of the show at Marigold Arts.

I also joined a co op Gallery in my scrambling, the Corrales Bosque Gallery http://www.corralesbosquegallery.com/Gallery_website/Home.html
Here is a pic of the gallery
See my tapestries at the back.
They are a great group of people and many I have known for years  but only see at shows so this is turning out nicely and Led to the last bit of great synchronicity of 2012! A good friend ,who I also can see more of, has her pottery studio next door to the Corralles Bosque Gallery. During conversation I said I was looking for a new gallery. She told me she was at the Weyrich Gallery http://www.weyrichgallery.com/  in ABQ and I said I might be interested. She kindly mentioned this to the Gallery owner who was also interested and the up shot is I will be showing my tapestries there AND was offered a SOLO SHOW . My show "FENG SHUI PLUS" , which will featured my Feng Shui Tapestries as well as the Math( the plus, get it?) And the Fractured squares, will open with a reception on Feb 1st 5-8;30 and run thru feb. AND there will be an article ( I'm off to an interview after I finish here) in Th ABQ Journal about the Show. I believe this gallery is a great fir as the owner is a Feng Shui practitioner as well as doing Reiki and tea ceremonies. All fun stuff!
  I did the Weems Art Fest again this year and though I didn't win my 3rd Best of Show award I did sell a lot , so it was very successful.
 Another Fun thing that happened from a 2012 experience, ( I think from the Scientific American slide show and Bridges Art/ Math Show) was that i was contacted by Princeton University Press to review a New book on Geometry and Art.I'b 1/5 of the way through it and I get paid in books!!!
Here is a recent on the loom pic of 3 little pieces for my solo show
And now I must fly to my interview, Help an apprentice on her loom at her house and then,1 more piece for my Feng shui plus Show as I go 

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!