Taken over!

I figured the easiest day to take over my wife’s blog would be today, Halloween. She is a Halloween fanatic, always making the kid’s costumes from scratch (she will post pics later) and mine, too. This is in between sewing two new commissions, three portraits (her first three) working nearly full time, and doing everything else she does for us.


Here’s the portrait that sold today. She did one of Poe, two of Hitch, and is working on Steven King now

In between, in the little crevices of time that populate her days, she has other creative ideas.

One of these was to make something Halloween-y for our neighbor Trudy-Jo. 

She’s the one who inspired Mary to start doing her are in the first place. She has a barn that looks down on the valley between our houses, and it is gorgeous. Mary has quilted it at least a dozen times, in different seasons and sizes.

So as the rest of us are moving a mile a minute, and she is doing the Kessel run in sub-11 parsec times, she made a cute witch for our neighbor.

It turned out great, as you can see below.



I give you, the witch. Caution, picture was taken by my phone, so it’s not too clear, but you can get the effect, what a beautiful job, and made in less than a day from parts and pieces that would surprise you. 

Love it, babe.


Witch-tastic! Beautiful.


I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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