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R A W Textiles Grand Re-Opening

Join Us on Saturday July 6 from 11 am to 9 pm As we open the doors to connect with the community and share our love of textiles. R A W Textiles has moved into this new studio and is sharing space with Indigo Dye and Fiber Works as well

Ritual Making 1

It seems that I have been busy lately and have failed to update my blog.  Yes, busy moving again!  Both my studio and my living space have had the shake down.  So now I am finally feeling settled and after a brief pause I am ready to jump in with

Cerebral Fantasies

Taking a moment to understand the delicate power of isolation….. I have been writing in bursts of inspiration for my book that has been in my head for the last few years.  Working towards getting it out of the corners of cerebral fantasies to the hard definitive form of words

Textile Month In Portland

October is textile month in Portland.  I am thrilled to be part of this event.  Actually, there will be several events through out the month and workshops as well.  I will be teaching a one day workshop intensive at the R A W Textiles Studio on October 13th that will

I Am Me

  Soy Yo   I am me.  Living to understand others and myself in this world as my identity melts into the folds.  Man or Woman, we are all the same under the skin.  The desire to be free from constraints that society put us through can cause so much unnecessary

Ritual Making

  The ritual act of making has the potential to manifest a visual language that would not exist without the artist. This language is understood by those who look, as if they have seen it before; in a dream maybe?….the collective consciousness. When working with all the facets of nature

French dye lab experiments part II

The experimentation continues……..On the second week of my 4 week stay in Lauris, France, I finally got the chance to meet Michel Garcia!  We spent 4 days together and talked so much!   I did not think it was possible.  He is such an intelligent and authentic person.  So open

Dye lab experiments done with French flair……..

It has been a head spinning last few months.  I cannot seem to keep up with the amount of work and opportunities that I have before me.  As usual it is a lot of work and little time for self. I would like to thank everyone who is actually reading

Bonjour

It has been a week since I have made my journey to the quaint village of Lauris, France.  I initially planned on writing a post right away but upon my arrival there was so much of a culture shock that I had to give myself time to process.  When I

The Swing Of Things

Spring is in the swing. The planets have been positioned for this moment of intensity.   All we can do is breathe into it and move with the current. I have been thinking about so many things.  The choir in my head sings. A journey awaits and I am ready to