Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quilting Arts TV!

Here I am, on set, with Pokey Bolton of Quilting Arts magazine, QA TV and Cloth Paper Scissors. I filmed two segments for QA TV in Cleveland last week. It was way cool and I'm so thrilled and proud to be asked! The show, part of the third season of the PBS program, will begin airing December 26. But fear not! you can purchase the season series on DVD from QA TV--series one and two now and of course, series three (with me in it) available in December.
It was a really great experience, filming with Pokey and the folks at Kathi Stull Productions. I also met some artists, who were filming there segments. Shelly from Cedar Canyon Textiles and Laura from Laura Murrary Designs and Melissa, who designs for Westminster Fabrics and Melanie Testa who though I'd never met in person, we knew we were fast friends!
And a highlight of the trip was having dinner with Pokey Bolton and getting to know her better. What an amazing and generous and smart woman she is!

I'm home.........

I'm back from Cleveland. A quick note to tell you I'll also be teaching "Mixed Media with Paper and Cloth" online at If you've never taken an online class, do try it! The class starts October 30, runs for 6 weeks and costs $75.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Lesson learned. I drew these bunnies in the evening, and painted them in the morning. Duh, shadows weren't the same. Next time, I'll do it all at once.

Off to Cleveland tomorrow, returning in a week. I get to meet Melly and see Pokey again, not to mention film the two segments on Quilting Arts TV.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I'm going to add watercolor, but I wanted to preserve the ink-only version. stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

stipple bunny

this is actually pretty tiny. It's the start of a Moleskine page of my collection of metal bunnies. Stippling takes a lot of patience!

owl feather

Found this owl feather on my walk with P yesterday.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Acorns and the Quail.

I'm going to Cleveland next week to film for Quilting Arts TV. I'm doing two segments for the TV show, and of course, I'm thrilled, but as the date gets closer, I'm getting nervous.
I'll be doing a paper on cloth segment-10 minutes long!-and here's one the finished pieces. Now that I look at it, I think I need to fatten up the quail legs. (yes, Davi! I'll give you first choice on all my quail pieces :-) And I'm also doing a 5 minute segment on organza. Working on both, right up to the last minute!

Theatre in Carlsbad, CA

Husb and I saw this last night, and you've just got to see it! It's hysterical!!!! The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
Aug 10th - Aug 31st

The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) was written by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1987. Within the span of the evening every single Shakespeare play is covered as well as a nod given to the sonnets. It is notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of HAMLET, clocking in at 43 seconds.

New Village Arts is an excellent theatre company (Sailor's Song is fabulous and is also playing there now)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Februrary 2009

February 2009 is when the book "Art Quilts at Play" by Elin Waterston and Jane Davila is to be published. Featuring ME. This is a photo of the projects I did for the book last fall. Can't wait to see the finished product....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mixed Media with Paper & Cloth registration begins

Registration has begun for my class at the Athenaeum School of Arts
Mixed Media with Paper & Cloth
Mondays, 9 AM – 12 noon
Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 (6 weeks)
Park Blvd Studio, San Diego
$160 members/180 non-members plus $20 mat. fee
What’s mixed media? Everything and anything! You’ll paint, collage, draw, print with our own hand carved stamps, sew, glue, even burn---all to make art. This class encourages your own creativity with lots of techniques and ideas. Most everything in the class can be done on a paper surface OR a cloth surface or combining the two. Each week you’ll explore a new technique or theme. Class will be inspirational, positive and fun, with lots of sharing, laughing, and learning from the others in the class. All levels of experience welcome, and previous students can expect all new lessons.
Materials: $20 materials fee will be collected in class. For the first day, please bring pencils and 140 watercolor paper any size. A materials list will be given and discussed at the first class.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration for classes may be made by telephone (858) 454-5872, in person or by mailing in the registration form below to the Athenaeum. Telephone registrations may be charged to American Express, Discover Card, Visa or MasterCard. Mailed registrations may be charged to a credit card or paid by check payable to the Athenaeum and sent to:
ATHENAEUM MUSIC & ARTS LIBRARY 1008 Wall StreetLa Jolla, CA 92037

arizona flowers

I created some samples to show my students in the Art Unraveled class I taught--sketching and painting watercolor in your journal.

arizona heat

arizona pears

Monday, August 11, 2008

thank goodness for air conditioning

first day in phoenix. Husb and I walked at 6am.


We visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West while in Phoenix--it was fascinating.

shopping and painting

sketching during the art unraveled shopping extravaganza.

Art Unraveled

Me at my table of goodies at the Art Unraveled Shopping Extravaganza. I was tired, but not as tired as I look in this photo!

Art Unraveled 2008

I taught 2 classes this year. My first time at Art Unraveled in Phoenix. The art retreat was great--nice people, well organized event, lovely hotel, and good teachers. (I attended two workshops while I was there.) Next year I hope to teach 3 classes...I'll keep you posted!
Here's a pic of my 'sketching & watercolor in your journal' class, held in the evening from 6-9pm. Full with 20 people.

art quilt class

Here's part of my class from"Two Art Quilts Two' at Art Unraveled. That's Angie and Fran in the front row.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

on the road

Off to Art Unraveled today! Teaching and taking workshops. Stay cool. I'll return in a week or so.
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