I have not written for quite a while. At the beginning of 2021, I was publishing on Medium. I still plan to keep that up. But, I need to figure out where my time is best spent. Right now, I am focused on working with color. It’s so exciting that I want to share my […]
This Jacquard fabrics was created from photographs of Great Island at Squam Lake in New Hampshirite in the early morning. First I photographed, then painted and drew. I scanned the drawings into the computer and then created six end satin weaves from this. It is an end on end warp and at that time, at […]
The water droplets on this iris bud appeared at 5:30 last night. I am certain that this bud existed precisely as this photo captured it for less time than it takes me to write this sentence. There are so many things in the world. In order to find my path, I need to schedule time […]
I found this turtle shell sitting right on the tip of the hill waiting for me on a summer walk. Upon researching, found turtle shells can signify protection, renewal and the old and wise, slow and steady. Thank you, Turtle.
It is rainy and snow just about gone. The world is brown and grey. Yet the subtleties of color in this bark stand out.
I had to commemorate this day. I began this piece in Summer of 2012 just before my father passed away. It was to be for him. It has taken me three years to finish. It has been a block in my work and now that it is finished I am able to move on. I […]
So it seems to me that life is an endless cycle. Even the name on the bucket, bright start. All resources are renewable including creative energy
I am pretty sure this is a copperhead. I was getting ready to do some dyeing and all my stove parts were piled on the stones. He struck at me Yikes! I ran. Hard to get a good picture with a phone from a distance…I am not sure how to get rid of him, so […]
I am in the Tactility Forum Residency here.
Today’s sketchbook image 1964 impact of grass on Iran ‘s economy
An illustration of today’s process in the studio.
When my son was in elementary school he sewed the small pillow in the center of this composition for me for Mother’s Day . The sunlight on it this morning struck me with such a memory of him when he was small
It is a slow process for me. The wool is much more forgiving. But I like the look of the line of the handstitched better it seems like the sewing machine just destroys this delicate fabric. The stitch scarves are inspired by Boro. much of it is repurposed and vintage silk .
This photo is the beginning of one of my 2015 pieces, ” For Dad”(private title) “Renewal” (title for the label) Fits and starts of the boro sensibility, experimentation with different materials, the interrelationship of the wool and the jacquard.
indigo with a lovely indigo flower.
Nice to be mentioned in this article on CodaWorx.
We will see how it goes. I am preparing to begin my new body of work for 2014
Peters Valley Store and Gallery—Carol LeBaron Laminated Scarf Merino and other wools hand felted on silk chiffon. Hand wash and dry.
We are hanging the show at William King Museum tomorrow. I still dont know when the opening is.
I am happy it is twelve feet long and seven feet wide and I can get all the way around it. It is also made so if I do bigger pieces we can add to it.
I had a great prognosis this morning. New bone is growing the way it should. Six more weeks in the brace all on track. Up to two miles a day up and Down hills. Never thought I would be grateful to be able to wash dishes.
The walk to the mailbox has become the days large adventure. My world has become very small. This is the journey to and home from the mailbox. Elbow and I visited the mother spider , you can see her nest in the mail box
It will be 72 h and 56 wide when it goes into William king museum Now it is twelve h x 6 w
The initial piece is around two by three inches. Yesterday’s grew to about a foot long. Today… We will see…
Where I am right now elbow and I are guarding the hill
I used to be so inspired by Textilforum when I was at RISD as a graduate student. Now, here I am, published there. Now I can be an inspiration to students. What a gift. Textile Forum Quarter 2 2012: Resist Dyeing II
twelve and twelve for October. My family was up at Squam and I was here in Stony Creek. So 900 miles apart twelve and twelve!
I think I am being sent a sign from the universe. I just had a second inquiry on an unrelated art piece from another potential client; I always dreamed of just putting my art out into the world, I wonder if that time in my life is arriving. I feel as if I am […]
I am reflecting on the difference between conscious and intermittent thought patterns. I thought I was just going to be able to put the small pieces of fabric together and it would turn into this amalgamated piece. But its impossible, even with the tiniest bits, not to look at the color.
Learning about blogging. It seems a little complicated. I have found some wonderful blogs and wonder how to get all the links on them.
This is the felted wool I use in my art work, some is repurposed blankets and clothes to begin with, and now, double repurposed as being leftovers made into a new piece. Its for a repurposed art exhibit in Atlanta this fall. I have been saving these bits for years and have had this idea for […]
This was a quiet day at my folks house in Sudbury, just enjoying their company and doing ordinary things.
Ok this is the one that was in the paper, so, appropriate for a public venue haha
So it turns out I have a solo exhibition in Johnson City in MARCH. haha. suddenly I have to be ready its almost March. Thinking of a title….. I think I will call it Habitats. (The exhibit, I mean, this piece is Evening Wetlands, so the habitat, is an evening wetland)
Watching the sun rise on a very, very special day. Love in my heart for everyone in my life. Grateful to be alive, I am at the Jacquard Center, getting ready to weave throws. Life is a gift.
My Piece in the Virtual Connections Quilt: Random Nodes, Left Over Thought
“A work of art is an abstract or epitome of the world. It is the resultor expression of nature, in miniature. For although the works of natureare innumerable and all different, the result or the expression of themall is similar and single. Nature is a sea of forms radically alikeand even unique. A leaf, a […]
Here is my outdoor setup where I was dyeing And here is the work on the table inside my studio I also moved a lot of wood!!! Excellent weight bearing exercise for my bones
all rolled up, composed, pinned and in my bag for vacation sewing! Lots of dyeinghappened this week.
22 x 30. this is one of four each slightly different
Image size is 72 inches h x 56 inches wide. This is part of my new jacquard series.
Here is a picture of the red barn at the bottom of the hill by my house, as seen from the road I walk on to my studio. My studio is past this, turn a corner onto the road below, and walk back to just below my house at the bottom of the hill. Because […]