Archive for September, 2010


Coffee & Crepes & Art

September 22, 2010

Aah . . . the ideal venue:  Great coffee . . . to die for crepes . . . and bright colorful art!  What’s not to like!

Join me as I share my art work at  Coffee & Crepes at Crossroads Plaza in Cary, NC on Friday, September 24th from 6 -9.  Rhythmicity will play on the patio, while the good food will be cooking up inside.

And to my Gluten Free friends, almost all the crepes are available Gluten Free!!! I think I’ve found Heaven!

The works I’ve chosen to show at Coffee & Crepes cover a variety of techniques:  photo-transfer, distressed, story telling, thread painting, embellished, and more.   Got questions on how I did that?  Come on out on Friday and I’ll be happy to answer them.  Or you can leave a question in the comment section below.

If you can’t make it on Friday, my work will display at Coffee & Crepes through October 26th.  Stop by and take a look!


Stitching Silk Paper

September 12, 2010

Making silk paper has intrigued me for a while.  I finally dove into this week.

The process was simple.  I combined strands of silk from some messy unusable silk batting with a mixture of water and Elmer’s glue, flattening it between layers of tulle.

Once it was the desired thickness and smoothness, and while still wet, I brushed with fabric paints.  I removed the tulle and allowed it to dry.

I then added some stitching and thread painting.  Lastly, a bit of shiva stick highlights and stitching around the edges were added.

What do you think?  Not bad for an experiment…huh?  Fiber water color?

I’ve got another that hasn’t been stitched yet.  It’s very different from this piece.  Some works take time to speak to me…time to tell what the next step is.

As always, leave a comment.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for visiting.


9/11: Respect and Remembrance

September 10, 2010

Liberty Still Endures, Ann Flaherty 2002

For now, let’s put aside the hate to respect and remember.

Respect and remember the thousands who lost their lives.

Respect and remember the brave souls who gave their lives.

Respect and remember the millions who came together in the aftermath.

We  determine the significance of 9/11.

Liberty Still Endures.


Butterflies are always welcome

September 6, 2010

This butterfly has been hanging out in my yard for a few days.

A pretty sign that summer is ending.