Monday, August 29, 2016

FIVE Months From Today

My solo show at the Anderson Art Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin will have an opening reception.
That’s January 29, 2017!!!!!!
The title of the show is Ice Tapestries and Shibori Quilts.
They do a very lovely reception for the opening.

Wurlitzer finished
The hours of the show are Tuesday through Sunday 1-4 p.m.
The show runs through from January 29, 2017 through March 19, 2017.
There is no admission charge.
I will have over 80 quilts in the show. They all are made from fabric I created from fabric that started out as white fabric.
Candace Hoffman, the curator,  does an amazing job of hanging a show and their lighting is done by an expert to show each piece to it’s best advantage.
Hope I see you there!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Once Upon A Time….A Very Long Time Ago…..

I taught Cake Decorating at our local technical college. These decorations were made with royal icing. It gets hard and lasts forever,
They were in the cupboard above the refrigerator for years. We figured they are at least 40 years old and look just like the day I made them!
This container holds roses, buds, ruffled flowers, baby booties, baskets, birds, grapes, leaves and more flowers. The advantage of making things with royal icing is they can be made ahead and put on a cake at a moments notice. They are not soft and creamy like the decorations made with buttercream icing which must be made and used right away.
This container has things made with much stronger colors. Lots more flowers and some Christmas things.
This is a close-up of some of the Christmas decorative items.
This close-up shares some of the roses and buds and the birds.
When I made a batch of royal icing I would make up a lot of things to use up the entire batch. That is why I had so many of these years later. It has been years since I have decorated a cake. I would not even use these anymore even though they would be safe to eat.
My idea in getting them out of the cupboard was to dispose of them but I just can’t make myself throw them away. I wonder if there is anything I could do with them?
This was the last step in the recent reorganizing and purging things from my kitchen cabinets. It was the last cupboard to be gone through. It’s a good feeling to have that job finished.
I may just have to put these back in that empty cupboard for another 40 years!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Family Pizza And Music In The Gazebo

It has been two weeks since this took place. It has taken me this long to post the photos as they ALL needed a lot of editing.
Jared making music with Cooper and Nick listening.


Nate and Heidi making music together.
Julie, Jessica and Oliver listening to the music!
Nicks goal in life is to never let me take a picture of him smiling, but I did it!
Heather, Greg, Julie
Boys will be boys!
Boys and men.
Heidi and Heather
Nate and Heidi
Everyone had a great time. The pizza was delicious as usual and the music was so enjoyable.
It's always a special time when we can get family together.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

This Post Is A Rerun And We Will Be Rerunning The Same Family Get Together This Evening!

Last week Greg, Julie and the family were here for a visit. We were able to get the most of Jeff’s family over while they were here. We had a pizza party on the gazebo – yes, all 11 of us in the 12 x 12 foot space! image Jeff has just said to Greg “You look like the young version of Dad and I look like the old version of Dad!”
The cousins had a great time playing the guitars and ukelele.
Do you see a resemblance between Jeff and Jeff Jr?
Nick is a “little” taller than cousin Heidi!
Although Blake missed the get together, he surprised me Friday night. I was up in the studio working and heard someone come in. I figured it was Greg’s family. Blake drove down after work so he could spend time with the relatives. It was a wonderful family time with perfect weather.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Playing With Some Of My Quilts

My last activity yesterday was to play with Photo Lab. I’m sharing some of my favorites.
Do you recognize the quilts I used to create these?

Sunday, July 31, 2016


This quilt is a difficult on to show all the details on it in a full length picture.
I took 3 different photos which will allow you to see the details of the stitching and the colors more clearly.
You can see the top, middle and bottom sections in greater detail and color.
This is the entire quilt.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Peach firstie dye
This is the  date of the opening reception for my show. I hope I will see you there!
Anderson Art Center, 121 66th Street, Kenosha, WI
The show will run through March 19, 2017.
I will be sharing more information about the show closer to the date, but I know some of you will be coming from a distance and/or want to put it on your calendar so it doesn’t conflict with anything else.
I have earned the title QUEEN OF ICE.
Each one of my pieces is unique and does not mimic the others.
This will be a very large show with 70-80 new pieces of my work never shown before and will fill the entire Art Center.
Don’t miss it.