painting with threads

yellow painted background 
with red, orange, purple and silver threads

here's a detail of the upper right corner

above is a full view of the piece
currently it's tacked on the wall

more to come!



this is when making art is fun!
i'm experimenting with drawing 
(with colored pencils)
 on unstretched canvas

then sewing on unstretched canvas

i've painted on canvas
waiting for it to dry so i can sketch then sew!

some fabric waiting for sketches...

thick gesso is drying on unstretched canvas 
waiting for what's next
stay tuned!!!


fearlessly mixing patterns

in case you were wondering,
this is where fearlessly mixing patterns
is living now
right next to dreaming of you

here's how this one came about
  you can see that i worked on flowers delight and
this baby at the same time
started with yellows and greens

 added pinks and a little red

 more greens and one of my favorites- paynes gray

 dripping browns for the settee and the footboard in the foreground 

 dark background?
more pattern in the sheets?

 couldn't do the dark with checkered look

yes! neutral background so the pillows could pop 

go here for details


flowers delight

here's how this one came about

i started with a pencil drawing
i knew i wanted it to be mainly yellow
with lots of other colors

i started with yellows, pinks and reds

added blues and purples

added more yellow and red
to the three flowers

i painted out the yellow, blue and red flowers 
and added a yellow background

welcome green

a little more orangey red

added some more purple
and...she's done

 and happily hanging beside the painted steps!

go here for details

hope you have a 
fun and relaxing 
holiday weekend!


continuing on and on...

thank you to everyone who attended our opening!
it was so much fun
i loved seeing you!!
if you weren't able to make it,
here's a peak
a wall of my paintings

my new sewn works on paper
i was blown away by your lovely comments
thank you!

a little surprise!
each artist created giveaways
i created mini block prints :)

karen appleton

joanne aono

neha vedpathak

the crowd and the food

the artists
neha, karen, me, joanne



2 new paintings :)

fearlessly mixing patterns
 flowers delight

you can see them both this weekend at

if you can't make it to see them in person,
here are some detailed snaps for you!
upper left of fearlessly

lower left of fearlessly

 middle of fearlessly

upper right of fearlessly

lower middle of fearlessly

upper left of flowers 

upper right of flowers

lower middle of flowers 

lower right of flowers

here for fearlessly mixing patterns
here for flowers delight

enjoy! :)


new work!!

i'm happy to share with you 
my sewing on paper series

crazy flowers

sewn chandelier

silver ikat

one flower

patterned poufs

bedside table

i had so much fun making this work
i even framed them in wooden floater frames 
so the threads can move around

head on over to my web site for details
and to see them framed!

also, if you're in Chicago this weekend, 
you can see them all at

Continuing On and On...
Saturday, May 19, 2012
5pm- 9:30pm
1456 North Dayton Street, #301