Tuesday, November 29, 2011

new blog coming

come visit my current blog the stadium pajama company and take a peek at my process of stitching, painting and drawing.

Monday, August 1, 2011

applique scraps

playing around with the applique shapes and scraps from my studio...fun day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

hand applique shapes

another project i am working on this summer is hand applique shapes. oh how i love hand stitching! the shapes are loosely based on words, with the letter E being the place where i cut a circle. the base of the squares is cotton linen from used clothing. the applique shapes are flannel and soil noile.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

compost stitching

here are some more images of the compost drawing. i placed some osnaburg cloth and linen in my compost last summer and let it sit for about a month. then i took it out and rinsed it in water, dried it in the sun, pressed. over the past year, i have been playing with it off and on, trying to get the right composition. last week i poured some tea over it and let it dry in the sun some more. i think it's finished now.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

compost stitching

i finished my BFA degree in painting and drawing! i learned soooo much, and am letting it all settle in. in the meantime, i am stitching cloth that has been hanging out in my compost.

Friday, August 6, 2010

new blog

i am moving my work to a NEW BLOG, while i focus on my senior thesis project at the Maine College of Art. will just be posting images to see if there is a connection in some of my randomness. hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

paper and stitch

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

my studio

...a snapshot of my studio today. does anyone use the term 'snapshot' anymore? making patches out of scraps - one of my favorite things to do. hope to sell them at the MECA holiday sale this winter. yes, i am planning ahead:) i stitched my index finger to one of the pieces while free-motioning with the bernina...not the first time i've done that, but still a big shock and kind of bloody. i won't try to sell that piece!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

summer embroidery

still here. still stitchin'. staying cool for the HOT summer. xo

Thursday, May 27, 2010

more stuffed yo-yo's

having fun making quilt yo-yos with faces, and stuffing them and adding them to a tree branch on my studio table.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ms. emerick's art classroom

a friend is going to teach art in barcelona spain this coming fall. she asked me to make her a sign for the classroom door. a nice, relaxing project to work on after school was finished!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

woven cowl - partners for world health

in my sculpture class we received bundles of hospital blue wrap from partners for world health. our assignment was to find creative ways to use the sterilized blue wrap, which gets disposed of in large amounts. here is my woven cowl.

partners for world health takes unused sterilized, hospital supplies and distributes them to third world countries. they have volumes of durable, sewable, easy-to-cut blue wrap - great for all sorts of projects!

Friday, April 23, 2010

more fobs & pods

the semester will be over soon, so now i have time to catch up on the blog. i will be showing pictures of stuff i have been working on and people who have kept me laughing.

the fobs 'n pods are back...this time incorporated with cardboard sculpture a la karel appel.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


making lots yo-yo's. i stuffed them and sewed groups of them together on a metal frame. these are part of my fobs 'n pods themed work...work about the things we use to cope with uncertainty.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


'tagging' nyc with stickers from my other blog...let's see if more hits show up on google analytics. influenced by keri smith's guerilla art.

Friday, February 26, 2010

more fobs & pods

more playing around with the idea of fobs and pods...working with organic shapes on paint rags. right now i am working in 2D. i have a 3D project in the works...stay tuned.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


playing with the idea of 'fobs & pods' in my work. this is stitching on a silk-screened, tea stained muslin.

Monday, February 22, 2010

flip dolls

i have been wanting to make a flip doll for a long time. i wanted to make the doll represent the 7 deadly sins and the 7 virtues. i put together a few prototypes, made of cloth. then i decided if i really wanted the contrast of sins and virtues, i needed to go over the top. one side is made papier mache and the other is made of cloth.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

corrugated cardboard collage portrait

something new for me...working BIG. this piece is about 4 feet square. had a great time cutting corrugated cardboard with a utility knife and shaping and re-shaping the face.