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New Work and Process

Over the last year I have been creating on a new body of visual art.  Often times this is just something I need to do and start working on without a gallery to hang or venue in mind. I am very fortunate to have things like this fall into place

Garden of Colors

Summer is finally here in the Pacific Northwest.  Of course we still have rain mixed with beautiful sunny hot days but soon everything with dry out.  Until then my garden is fluffy and alive with green leaves and blooming buds.  I have already started to harvest my roses for dyeing

From the Inside Out

This summer I am thrilled to be part of an exhibit at Jacoby Art Center with four other fiber artist that work with natural dyes and processes.  The show is titled “From the Inside Out”.  My contribution to the show will be part of a series that I have started

Star Stoned

I was recently asked to loan garments for a photoshoot that would be taken on the last of the dry fall weather in Portland.  Shot at the magic hour by the talented Christine Shields and styled by Kate Rutter and Jill Mason. With models Meredith Adelaide and Maddie Witte. Featuring

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

Fashion shows, photos shoots and new ideas

Well this year has been moving fast.  I am working on several things at once and feeling back in my groove.  The weather here in Portland is wet and warmer with a few beautiful dry warm days that tease one into thinking it might last for more than a blink

Anemone

Something to look forward to.

Year of the Dragon

The dragon in Chinese is an animal or creature of good fortune and protection.  For the new year it is said to be the luckiest of the Chinese years. This believe holds true in Buddhist tradition as well. See Tibetan dragon . Interesting to note the dragon controls weather and

Rusted Cathedral

In Seaside Oregon lies a beautiful treasure beached in the sand like the bones of a sacred space.  I am speaking of the Peter Iredale shipwreck of 1906. I have lived in the Northwest my whole life and never until now seen this awe inspiring site.  Ever since I heard

Native grounds

This was the final stop of our road trip.  We found this native fishing site that was slowly decomposing over the years but you could still see how the structures could have been used by the natives that came to fish.  What a beautiful thing to find. The photos of