Category: Art Attributes

Safe and Well

I have embarked on making artwork on the theme of Safe and Well.

Fabric Speak

Fabrics have something to say.

What is the Juror looking for?

What is the Juror looking for? There are three things to keep in mind when accessing your artwork.

Smart Editing

Keep the good bits and descard the rest: That’s the goal in all creative work.


What would you change in an old piece of art to make it more fanciful? Would you add a new dimension or strange colors? Maybe some fringe?

Less is More

I’ve been creating art with a simple vibe, by saying more with fewer parts.


I build my artwork. There are many ways to construct an art quilt.

Looking at Light

Several months ago, I talked to you about art show themes. I also shared three reference photos taken in early morning light. Here they are again. These photos were my inspiration for creating a piece for the Chasing Light show. I combined the three images and used three different sizes, resulting in a compelling composition…. Read more »

New Combinations

  Are you one of those silly people?  – A person who thinks your house can only hold a finite number of artworks?  There are a lot of you out there! It turns out that art can expand and contract and change, just like other things in your house and yard. For example: walls, paint… Read more »

Show and Tell

In December I had the pleasure of hearing Transendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty and Time, read by the author, Gaia Vince. She follows the story of homo sapiens from their beginnings until now, and her full research and excellent storytelling make this book of non-fiction a real page turner! I was listening… Read more »