Sunday, December 15, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A Laser cutting machine experiment. Kinda scary " engraving" of me onto red matte board. I used a PDF image and set the machine to "raster" cut. It etches away the top layer of the board to reveal the paper plus beneath the top layer.
Don't like this etching...but it does lead me to think of other possibilities.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Catching up with things I have been meaning to do for a few weeks. I finally created an author's page on Amazon's "Author Central":
It is a rainy day here in north Florida.... a good day for staying in and doing miscellaneous things. I'll be working on my newest piece about Seneca Village in Central Park. Last week, I laser cut several sheer layers for it. Maybe I'll post a few pics this evening.
But for now....a little nap is in order;)
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Path/Place – Line/Shape - Figure/Ground –
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
She and I share something else-- an affinity for maps as design inspiration for our work. Below you will see one of her beautiful art pieces called: "Cook Lake" done using prisma color pencil and acrylic on paper. You will find it in her Etsy shop.
Last week she received an advance copy of my book Art Quilt Maps from my publisher. Hope you will take a few moments to read her review on her blog at:
will be released September 2013, and is available for preorder on Amazon!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Quilting Arts Magazine approached me about getting an advance copy of my new book "Art Quilt Maps". They were interested in reviewing it for the June/July issue. Much to my pleasure, I received a copy of this issue in today's mail.
Friday, May 17, 2013
In Scotland, the term "curator" is used to mean the guardian of a child. I can relate to this definition, for me my work IS like my child -- sometimes so much goes into giving it life.
So here you see my dear nephew Jahfre Colbert...the curator! He was kind enough to use his curatorial skills to arrange my quilts (babies) in my studio space. He has been so helpful in getting my artwork presented in the right way in my studio/salon space.
This awesome young man has worked part-time at various galleries in the Orlando area while attending the University of Central Florida. He's going to paint the wall at the left, jet black for some extra pop to feature the black and white quilts on this wall. He has designed an ingenious method of attaching the work to the wall.... This will be the next step when he returns in a few weeks.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
On the left, you'll see some of my students' Models. On the right are some of my little experiments using the laser cutter. I made a little paper "quilt" (The white and gray piece) As well as a ring of black Paper Modules. I call it "The
I am trying to obtain a residency at the facility so I can do some experiments with fabric. I have some ideas about doing a series of lasered cut abstract maps that use a lot of layering and transparency to map the change of a place across time.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Was at my Dad's house. My family & I were strolling down memory lane as we sorted through Dad's possessions for him, he is about to make a major life shift. Many of us will be at this type of crossroad soon enough. Nice to have us all working together with my sis Sylvia Scruggs Colbert at the helm.
Among the photos, floppy disks, music tapes and other old school treasures we came upon this little bit of artwork I did in junior high or perhaps a bit earlier. Warm memories of childhood edged forward and I was touched that dear Dad kept it all these years.
It is made up of thousands of pieces of food color dyed rice-- meticulously placed by me with a toothpick and a dab of Elmer's glue. Whoah! I mean this required a lot of patience, geez! I still like working with teeny tiny bits. SMH.....