Monday, June 17, 2013

Re-entering the Creative World - with Sept. 9th update!

Update:  "Looking Back" was sold to StudioNysha in Tennessee on the first day of the auction!  I am grateful to see this level of funding for SAQA but especially delighted to have my work in the collection of this generous supporter and very talented artist in his own right.
Hello, bloggees  (I am assuming that would be the corresponding reciprocal term to a "blog-ger"?)

I have been so busy doing that I had no time to sit and blog about any of it for the past few months. I will do a catch-up post next week on my adventures in April and May.  But today I received a lovely email from one of our regional SAQA co-reps, the wonderful Bethany Garner, who kindly drew my attention to the blog of a South Carolina SAQA member, Marilyn Wall.

Marilyn has published two posts about my work and the work of Deidre Scherer in Martha Sielman's book, Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits.  Here is the first and here is the second. She asked some really interesting questions that were a terrific opportunity for me to contemplate my process and my intent with my artwork.  I hope you'll find the answers interesting!

I completed my SAQA Benefit Auction donation (see more entries in the slide show to the right), which I have called "Looking Back."  Maybe you'll be one of the bidders on September 9th!


  1. Pat, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Marilyn's interview with you and Diedre. Your cheesecloth works are so unusual and I had been curious about how you taught this technique to others. I was glad you addressed this. I enjoy thinking back on the enjoyable time I had with you and others at the Santa Fe conference. Glad you are finding some studio time again.
    Martha Ginn

  2. Yikes, I meant Mary--don't know where I got Pat; thinking about Pal I guess. Sorry!

  3. Hi Mary,
    I was so impressed by your cheesecloth portraits last fall at the 'Fibre Content' show !! You are so talented and I am looking forward to reading your interviews and to follow along as you get back to blogging.
    I write the Connections Fibre Artists blog and am about to post lots of photos of our latest show.

  4. Mary, I have finally taken time to read the interview with you, and must say -- well done, Marilyn! It's the chat we haven't been able to have when we've met at conferences. I hope this coming year -- with your move away from committee work -- brings you all you hope for. And as a SAQA colleague, I appreciate your ongoing encouragement and support. Thanks!