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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!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring is almost Over?!! Because it already feels like summer here in the South West!!

It's been way too long since my last post so of course so much has happened.
  My 2cd Solo Tapestry Show at the Weyrich gallery was in February . It was quite successful even though we didn't get picked up by any publications like we were last year. here are a few pics.

The Orange and Gold tapestry "FOUR LANDSCAPES" is on layaway!
The turquoise and yellow tapestry "Window Shrine" inspired a lovely client to commission a tapestry with softer colors and to fit his space .
Here is a picture of that in progress and finished!
 Of course this took a bit of time. But it was well received by all.All of my clients and collectors get what I like to call "Provenance books" which I was inspired to do from the Antiques Roadshow. ( they are coming to ABQ in August and I sent in for tickets which is by lottery. I really want to win the lottery this time!!) The book contains articles about me and the work as well as maintenance instructions for the tapestry.

all the while I was getting ready for a solo show at a Frame Shop Gallery which would include my mixed media pieces as well as small tapestries. The week before the showI had an opportunity for a television interviewabout the show with State wide morning show "GOOD DAY NEW MEXICO. Here are some pics of the show and of the cameramen shooting as well as flyer.

and here is a link to the interview    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3387502.shtml?cat=11121#.U1bexSiPA22    . 
Well I will try and make a new post soon as this show comes down May 1 st, with some pics of the mixed media work and all the other news that is going on.
Instead of back to the loom however its back to work at the gallery!

Saturday, January 4, 2014


Is it just me or are these years going by faster and faster? But somehow my blogging gets slower and slower with far too few posts. New Year Resolution time? We all know how those go. And I think it's partly due to learning how to prioritize. Certain things( like the actual weaving of the tapestries take precedence. But now is a very slow time at my Co op gallery , where I am sitting til 5 so I've got blogging tiime. Just finished the piece below before I came for my shift and wasn;t able to cut it off in time for me to do the knot tying and braiding here so I guess blogging will suffice.

In the last year, 2013 I had a great many wonderful things happening in my tapestry career. I wove 24 tapestries but sold 29!! I got a new wonderful gallery that gave me a solo show and we had a very good story written about the show in the ABQ Journal Art Section Front Page , http://www.abqjournal.com/163751/entertainment/arts/geometry-on-tapestry.html
AND , the Gallery ( the WEYRICH  Gallery, http://www.weyrichgallery.com/ ) SOLD all the pieces that were in the article! and many more! Making it one of my best shows ever!!
Due to my participation in the BRIDGES  Art and Math exhibit in 2012, http://bridgesmathart.org/bridges-2012/2012-art-exhibition/ I was included in a slide show of the show in my favorite magazine the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN , on line version, http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bridging-the-gap
AND the AMERICAN CRAFT Magazine covered this same show and I was featured both on line and in print! http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/number-crunchers
So all that was very exciting.  My little co op gallery made a couple sales as did my other great gallery in Madrid NM, the Tapestry Gallery. We need more people to check out how wonderful Madrid is!
AND my old gallery WEAVING SOUTHWEST has stated to carry my tapestries again!
So now that's a lot of links for you to look at and here is a look at the last Tapestry finished in the old year and will be for my solo show at the Weyrich Gallery opening Feb 1st , ( I gotta get cracking!, or weaving I should say) 
It was taken with my little phone so not such a great shot. So here is hoping that this New Year is even better than last year, as I search for the 2 new galleries I need ( Hoping for 1 in AZ and one in SFNM, fingers crossed and portfolios soon to go out) as well as a few commissions and remember I teach in my studio , ( a very unique style especially  for looms wih beater bars, and is a line by line technique instead of build up , and of course I teach beginning to advanced,( can acommodate 2 students at a time for buddy classes)so I am hoping for more students as well . And remember to check out all my recommended products on the left. These are all great and have taken me years of research to accumulate so please click and purchase from Amazon and give me a bit for my knowledge, and I will thank you in advance
1 1/2 hours to go and I can get back to the Loom!!

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!