Tuesday, July 12, 2011


July 16 thru August 22 is the gallery show at Muchnic Gallery in Atchison, Kansas. I am honored to have been asked to show my pictures created with scraps of ribbons, yarns, threads, fabrics and other fibers. Each picture is a one-of-a-kind creation framed in a black frame.

The artwork provides me a way to recycle scraps and small bits of fibers that I would otherwise toss. I frequently use small trims and embellishments that I find at antique stores. At other times I purchase French trims, flowers, and buttons at a favorite shop in California.

I hope you enjoy the works as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Once the gallery show is over I plan to include the remaining works among the items for purchace in my etsy shop.

This is a favorite: I call it "Le'Fleur". It has silk flowers, crocheted stem, felted centers in the flowers on black velvet.

This is "Spheres". It consists of three separate spheres placed one on the other, then placed on a black velvet background.

"Mystique" is the name for this creation. It has a very unique French lace and buttons. The way the lace is made was a bit mysterious to me thus the name for the artwork was born.

"Sumburst" became the name for this work. I created it then decided to have the ragged backdrop to create the look of the rays extending beyond the sphere.

I have a favorite work named "Sea Beauty" which has captured my heart. It was my very first picure and I just cannot bring myself to part with it. I wanted to include it in the gallery show but decided I would create a sister to it. Thus, I created this piece, " Sea Beauty II". I love the use of the peacock feathers to create to look of a sea creature.

I invite all of you who live nearby to visit the Muchnic Gallery and see my works along with thos of two other artists.

704 North Fourth Street
Atchison, Kansas

Hours Open:
Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Wednesdays 10-5 p.m