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$24,000 for 24 panels as shown
Custom commissions accepted
Day by Day: Pieces
365 6" x 6" fabric collages (12' x 8')
13 colors from the color wheel
The one above was purchased by the US State Department
for their Embassy Collection.
Color Series Chandelier
Temple Beth El Art Festival
Art, for me, is the act of expressing ideas regardless of the medium
and sharing them with others. I see things and am compelled to create
with them. I also love to encourage viewers to interact with my art
and put their imprint on the work. Creating 3D sculptural forms and
textile "paintings" using new and found materials is a passion.
"Too often we become spectators of life instead of creating
Give us a review
Feedback from my silk dyeing class at the Houston
Int'l Quilt Festival 2006
(Catherine shared this success after seeing me again at Houston in 2007)
"I'm sure you remember our conversation! I'm being
facetious as there were over 500 ladies at the sampler.(Samplers
in Houston are very large workshops where there may be 30 -
50 teachers and hundreds of people. Each person sampling a teacher's
technique for a few minutes and then going around to the next
"Just in case you've forgotten , I dyed a silk scarf at
last year's sampler & was so impressed with everything that
I bought a package of the dyes to take with me to the Czech
Republic. I volunteer in the Czech Republic teaching English
for several weeks each year and try to take some new craft idea
to use with the children of the church. The family I live with
has a 16 year old daughter who's attending an art school in
Brno, and is talented in so many areas. I figured she would
love to dye some silk.
"Because I'm a volunteer & have to earn my money for
all of the trips (traveling expenses as well as supplies), one
lady in Houston gave me a huge amount of silk. She had an online
business that she closed and invited my sister's guild to come
to her house & purchase what inventory she had left. I went
with my sister to purchase fabric, the lady learned of the purpose
for my purchase, and proceeded to give me pounds & pounds
of silk. The quality of the fabric was much heavier & not
as nice as the scarves you had, but nevertheless, it was silk.
"One Sunday afternoon I invited several of the Czech girls
to my "home" after church. Each chose their fabric
and told me (in English) the color of dyes they wanted. They
ended up with some very unusual methods, besides the spraying,
twisting mounds, dotting, etc. that you showed us. Before it
was over, each girl had used some of every color. They were
all so proud of their accomplishment and proceeded over the
next week to turn their pieces of silk into table cloths, scarves,
"The silk that I had left was given to some of the Czech
ladies I've been helping teach to quilt & you wouldn't believe
their joy. It was the first time any of them had ever had real
silk to work with. They can't even find any cotton fabric, so
this silk was really special.
"Again, thanks for teaching me a quick lesson that worked
its way around the world. I hope the other ladies who've taken
this sampler with you have spread their new knowledge with others,
just as you shared with us.
"God bless you and keep up the good dyeing!!!!!"
Dancing Cranes |
“Hot Nights Cool Breezes" Ybor City, FL
“Creative Healings” St Petersburg, FL
“Infinite Color” Gulfport, FL
2003: “Dancing with Cranes” Gulfport, FL
1996: “Fun with Fabric” Brunswick, GA
Dye workshop |
2007 Creative Collage, American Sewing Guild, Titusville, FL
2005-2009 The Silk Experience, Int'l Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
Fabulous Foiled & Dyed Fabric in Houston
Student Evaluation Comments:
This was fabulous--not one person ended up with a bad scarf!
The instructor’s excitement was contagious!
I would love to have had all day to experiment with dying. Wonderful
Class! Thank you!
This was fun, informative & a great way to begin working with silk
The instructor conducts her class very well. She's knowledgeable and
has good interaction with students.
Fun Color For Kids Workshop in Houston
I think that your class was excellent. It was fun and
colorful. I loved it. Thank you very much.
2004 Textile Impressions, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
1998-2007 Tampa Bay & Sarasota Surface Design Guild workshops, FL
1996-97 Fun with Fabric: Kingsland, GA & Brunswick, GA
|| Group Exhibitions
2007: Temple Beth El Art Festival, St. Petersburg, FL
2006: "Bamboo Journeys", Imago Gallery, Dunedin, FL
"Artists Way" Studio 1212 & Sullivan Gallery, FL
"Daily: Courting the Muse" Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg,
"Dancing Cranes" American Embassy, Cameroon, Africa
“The Mentor” Artists Way Gallery, Clearwater, FL
“The Fire Within” J. Harrison Smith Gallery, Clearwater, FL
Manatee Surface Design Show, Bradenton, FL
World in Black & White” Museum of History & Art, CA
“I Remember Mama” Houston International Festival, TX
"America: From the Heart” Barcelona, Spain & Troy,
“Roots of Racism: Ignorance & Fear” several US shows and
US Embassy, Pakistan
2005-2007: United States Embassy Yaoundé Cameroon, Africa
2005: I Remember Mama by Karey Patterson Bresenhan
2004: "The Roots of Racism, Ignorance and Fear," US Embassy,
2003: Quilting Arts Magazine, "Journal Quilts Project,"
Spring Issue (#9)
2002: America: From the Heart by C&T Publishing, May
Pieces in Private Collections
Series” D. Ramsey, St. Petersburg, FL
“By the Sea”
J & R Fischer, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
“Bridging St. Petersburgs”
for St. Petersburg, Russia
commissioned by First Night St.
“The Family Tree” Joyner family of St.
Simons Island, GA
“The Reading Giant” a 10' doll, Kingsland,
GA public library
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