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All lined up and ready to go. New jackets, coats, vests, blouses, skirts, they’re piling up! I can hear them, ‘Finish us already!’
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Here’s an idea, go somewhere beautiful. Do not bring any work, even if it is work you love. Lie around, breathe, take naps, relax. When you’ve gathered enough energy, find your phone and take a picture of a rainbow. Then lie back down. After a few days, discover that if you get up early enough, […]
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Never In, Never Out

I started with clothing, sewing for myself and later, for extra money, making clothes for a local boutique. I was in art school and my ‘serious’ work was Art, things to hang on the wall. Clothes were something else, not my career. Then my friend Christina said, let’s trade! I’ll weave you a rug, you […]
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Desktop Inspiration

I have these pictures on my computer’s desktop. Photographs reminding me of something that I saw and couldn’t let myself forget. A picture that I thought, I must remember this. It’s too beautiful, too inspiring to let go. Images that I can look at again and again for ideas and new directions. For example, these […]
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Steiner Cabin Tour

Starting in the 1920’s, on the slopes of Oregon’s Mt Hood, hundreds of vacation cabins were built. One of the most prolific builders was Henry Steiner. Today there are around 30 existing Steiner cabins. And once a year, if you are lucky, you can get tickets to tour of some of the cabins. Other than items […]
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The Moon and the Sun

It was a coincidence that during the same week as the total eclipse, I was working on a ‘Moon’ swing coat. ‘Moon’ because of the white circles. White circles in kimono silks are spaces left blank so that a family crest can be added. I’ve been an astronomy nerd since forever, so there was no question […]
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New Work for ACC SF 2017

It’s coming up soon! The American Craft Show in San Fransisco, August 4, 5 and 6. That’s the weekend after next! I’m sewing up a storm finishing new pieces for the show. But that’s not all there is to do. There’s all the other stuff. Like photograph the work. So when someone asks about a […]
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Midsummer Tea with Junko

Tea with Junko and Lynn at a neiborhood coffee shop. Junko, always in a beautiful kimono, this time honoring the Japanese festival Tanabata, the Star Festival. The Star Festival celebrates the once a year meeting of two deities, lovers that had been separated by the Milky Way. Angry that his daughter had neglected her loom […]
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Trip to Warm Springs

Kahneeta Hot Springs Resort, located on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Indian Reservation, sits in a gorgeous, beautiful, awe inspiring landscape. Just driving to the resort! Mind bending rock formations. I need a geologist in the back seat to help explain what I’m seeing. Located on the dry side of the state, blue, blue […]
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SAM, Peonies and New Projects

I love walking into art museums with no particular agenda. Last weekend I was able to do just that at the Seattle Art Museum. One step in, right in the main lobby, was ‘Middle Fork’ an amazing piece by John Grade. A sculpture of a 140 year old hemlock from the Middle Fork area of the […]
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