Photos
Posts

Today, I set up my mixed media art display in Norway, Maine, for the town's "Pop-Up Artists" show. Arts and crafts from various artists are in several stores along Main Street for the month of December. Each Friday of the month, stores are open later to accommodate shoppers. My work is featured at Fare Share Co-op at 443 Main Street. 207-743-9044...FARESHARECOOP.ORG. If you are in the area, check it out.....

No automatic alt text available.
Image may contain: outdoor
Image may contain: outdoor

Come this Saturday, April 8, from 10:00-2:00 PM to the Grace Bible Church in Gorham to see my hooked art and several other artists work on sale....74 Deering Rd.

Image may contain: text
Posts

Here are some photos of my latest art journal. For those of you curious about what an art journaling practice looks like, I will be teaching this class in May at Parris House Wool Works in So. Paris.

Check out my new class for the month of May....I'll be teaching how to start a daily art journaling practice! Beth Miller, from Parris House Wool Works in So.Paris, is generously hosting this fun class...

"Let's Start a Daily Art Journal Practice!"Have you ever thought about keeping a journal? Not the kind you write your thoughts and feelings in, but an "Art Journal". You'll learn how to document your days with basic drawing, painting and pasting. Join me, and I'll share how I create a journal that's...
eventbrite.com

I'm going to be in Portland at the Ocean Ave. School with Designing Women on Sat. Dec. 12th from 9:00-4:00PM....Hope to see you there!

Thought I'd give you all a "sneak peek" at my new work that will be debuting at the Designing Women show in Freeport at the Merriconeag School on Desert Rd. Sat. Nov. 21st from 9:00-4:00PM.

Here are some photos of my day on Sat. teaching 6 women my techniques for hooking Artist Trading Cards at Beth Miller's "Sunset Haven" camp in Gray, Maine. I did some yarnbombing on the tree and her deck railing before the festivities began.....You'll see one of the women got creative in her use of hooking some clothing that was destined for Goodwill. She showed us what a well-dressed hooker wears! Many laughs over that one! It was a wonderful afternoon together. Can't wait to trade with you all.....Note: I didn't photograph two artist's work as I didn't get their permission to post, hope you don't feel slighted....

I attached this hooked mat to a wooden box with a drawer underneath. I had a hard time selling it because I liked it so much. Luckily, a girlfriend bought it and that made parting with it easier.....

No automatic alt text available.

This is a mat I hooked from my (now 32 yr. old) son's artwork.....this was from his "dinosaur" phase. Note the yellow edging, I hooked in nylon loops kids use to weave potholders (found at Goodwill). Instead of cutting them, I hooked them double, leaving a loop at the beginning and end of each one. I thought it made a really simple design a bit more fun and colorful!

No automatic alt text available.

I just completed these two pieces this week from the artwork of my 7 yr. old niece, Savanna. She came to visit me last summer from WA. and drew them for me to hook. One is framed and the other I made into a pillow....I love that she calls me "ant cim!" This one is definitely my favorite!!!

No automatic alt text available.
No automatic alt text available.

These photos are of my work at the Gray Public Library www.facebook.com/graypubliclibrary in Gray, Maine where I have an exhibit of my hooked folk art thru April.....I will be doing an informal show and tell and demonstration of rug hooking on Sat. April 18, 2015 @ 11:00AM, open to the public. PS These pieces are for sale....hope to see you there!

No automatic alt text available.
No automatic alt text available.
No automatic alt text available.
Image may contain: 1 person

This is my lovely niece Sierra, holding a mat I hooked of her artwork, when she was younger. I use this as a sample to show customers just what I can do with their children's art....

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, indoor

Camdyn is the daughter of an artist friend of mine. The picture she gave me depicted Camdyn's mom and dad, herself, baby brother (we couldn't figure out why he was dressed in pink) and the family dog. After I hooked the mat, I sewed it to a wool sweater that I felted in the washing machine. It's a quick and easy way to make a pillow, with only having the top and bottom seams to sew.

No automatic alt text available.

This is another kid's art commission I did last year. This young man's aunt hired me to make a pillow for the artist's 29th birthday. After he received the pillow and the framed artwork, his aunt sent me the sweetest thank-you and a photo of him with his gift!

No automatic alt text available.
No automatic alt text available.
Primitive Pastimes Rug Hooking updated their cover photo.
No automatic alt text available.

The rug on the left was done years ago for my husband as a gift for Christmas of our two dogs.. About 5 years ago, Buddy (white dog) died and I drew the pattern on the right in the Deanne Fitzpatrick style. Last spring, I was fortunate enough to take class with her at her studio in NS and hook this rug. I call it "The Last Walk".

No automatic alt text available.
No automatic alt text available.

This is my very first kid's art commission rug. Diana lived across the street from me. Her grandmother hired me to hook this for her daughter, Diana's mother. The original art was a construction paper collage.

Image may contain: indoor