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Autumn Bliss

It has been awhile since I last posted.  I have been working on my new collection and new textile designs lately, plus my garage at home needed a new roof and being the do it yourself type my husband and I plus family, took on that project.  Just in time

Natures Oven

It seems that every year about this time heat waves across the country.  Most people run inside and hide in an air-conditioned room or go to the beach and soak the sun for its vital vitamin D.  I take this time each year to compost as much as I can

Inspiration

I have been working through many ideas over the past few years but have never tapped literally into the concepts and visual stimulus of things I directly participate in my life.  I don’t know why I keep things separate but for some reason I have.  I decided to let my

Shibori Scarf

I have been getting things started for my 2013 collection and there will be some minor changes coming up.  One change is that I am investing in large dye vats so we can produce yardage in quantities.  This excites me very much and will shift the focus from just lingerie

Launch Pad

I currently have a show hanging at Launch Pad Gallery until March 31.  Taking a show down is always easier than putting one up. This show I constructed a few spiderwebs that I built on site and it took me about 10 hours so for sure it will be a

Suspended

I have a show coming up  March 2 2012 at Launch Pad Gallery in Portland. This particular show is different from how I normally hang an installation and  what the concept is about.  I am venturing into the world of site specific and spontaneity.   The concept is poetic and has

Sirens of Seaside

I wanted to share this video that was made by John Campbell during the photo shoot I recently had at Fort Stevens in Seaside, Oregon. I am working with John to create a short film about R.A.W. Textiles and he has been collecting footage to compile. The musician / composer

Show at Guardino

I just wanted to share a few photos of the show I have hanging at Guardino Gallery for the month of July.  The opening was great.  There was a steady stream of people but not too much to get overwhelmed.  I didn’t even have to answer the same questions repeatedly. 

Composting results

Well I have great news and images to share of my latest composting batch.  I started this batch on April 20th and it has been cooking ever since.  I decide to construct a greenhouse like cooker to put the bundles in since the temp. in Portland is not too warm

pokeberry compost

I just set up a bundle to be composted with my last years harvest of pokeberry.  I figured out that I could freeze the berries so I dont have to waste any from the harvest each year.  Here are a few images of the process to get the bundle started. 

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