Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Good Stuff

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I am sharing some thoughts on how I work in this post. It applies to all of my work no matter what the technique or medium is.
Now that my show is over it is time for me to work on new pieces.
I had an very general idea for a very simple work.
It is turning out not to be so simple but I hope it will be beautiful.
I started by pulling some pieces of beautiful hand dyed fabrics from my palette of fabrics. As I work on this I am continually adding more fabrics that will enhance the flow of this piece.
These are fabrics some people might feel too precious to use!
What you say? Use those gorgeous pieces of fabric? I can’t get any more of them and what if I want them?
They will never reach their potential sitting in a drawer because one is afraid to cut them up.
Remember, it is ONLY fabric and more can be created!
The fabrics you see here are just the beginning.
It is not going to be a quick project but I hope it will be successful.
When I start something, I have a very general idea of what I want to do.
As I work I watch when is happening and change course as necessary.
It is only then that a piece can hopefully reach it’s true potential.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

My Way

 And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
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It’s Magic
I've lived a life that's full
I've traveled each and every highway

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Iris Spring


But more, much more than this
I did it my way

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Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention

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Glory Aura
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

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Good Vibrations
To think I did all that
And may I say - not in a shy way

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Mystic

Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

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Chasing Rainbows 1,3,4,5
 
I planned each special work
Each careful step along the byway

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Ice On Fire
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

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Sacred Spirits
Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew

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Chasing Rainbows 7

But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out

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Perfect Harmony

I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

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Karma
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But I’ll be back and so will you…
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I DID IT MY WAY!
For what is a woman, what has she got
If not herself, then she has naught
To say the things she truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

YES IT WAS MY WAY
  P.S. This is the longest blog post I have ever done but it deserved it so I could include some of your favorites and mine from the show.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bittersweet…………..

With only today and tomorrow left before my show closes the feelings are bittersweet.
So much has happened on this journey and it has all been good. I found strengths I never knew I had. It has been a wonderful time of creation in my life.
But seeing it end may be hard to face as it has been one of the all consuming things in my life for several years.
I’d like to share a few more pictures of work from the show as I wind down for almost the last time.
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Rosey Future, Soft Touch and Jewel Box

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15 Flavors of Sorbet

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Ice Dyeing board
All above photos by Marge Barlow Martin

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My Elusive Dream

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Jewel Box

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Fresh Salsa

You can still see the show today and tomorrow at the Anderson Arts Center, 121 66th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1-4 p.m. and the same time tomorrow.
Hope you can make it to give the show an exciting send off as it closes.
I also would like to thank the others who took pictures of the show: my Daughter In Law Julie Sorensen, my granddaughter Jessica Sorensen, my grandson and granddaughter in law Blake and Stephanie Sorensen and coming all the way from Florida to see the show and take pictures Sally Bedford and Andy Bedford.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Beginning The Final Countdown To The Conclusion Of My Show…3 days and counting down………..

Yes, I am counting TODAY as one of those 3 days.
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I love this photo taken by Marge Barlow Martin. The Ice Tapestry is Tranquility and the scene of Lake Michigan, snow and the tree are a perfect setting for this piece. As I looked at the quilt I could just imagine someone playing the piano. She said someone did come in and play it while she was there.
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Whisper is another photo by Marge. What does this one make you think of?
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Limenosity and Crystal Clear
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Marge got a great picture of Karma.
All the pictures on this blog post were taken by Marge with her iPhone 7
Thank you for allowing me to share these Marge.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Can You Say 4?

Counting today that is the amount of days you have to see my solo show and brighten these dreary winter days.
Yes, only 4 more days.
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Yes, that is me…..the official Queen Of Ice!
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This vessel Chasing Rainbows 7 is sold and will be heading to art collectors in Florida when the show closes.
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This is one of the pieces that is available in the gift shop. It is a double layered piece.
All the pieces in the show are for sale with the exception of those that have already been sold.
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Mystic Spirit 1    40 x 40 inches
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One of the upper galleries
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Monet’s Garden 4, 5, 6
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Red Delicious
Walk, run, drive, fly or teleport yourself to the Anderson Art Center to see the show before it is too late.
 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Have You Seen It, Have You Seen It?

Time is running out…5 more days to go.
I hope you enjoy these photos from the opening of the show.
I am concentrating on family, friends and visitors to the show with a backdrop of quilts in each photo.

If you look carefully you may even find a couple of pictures of the Queen Of Ice herself!


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If you haven’t made it to the show yet I sure hope you do.
I have a very few more books available with studio high quality photos of some of the show quilts for $25 & $7 shipping. Send me a PM or a message if you would like one.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Last Week Of The Best Ice Tapestries Anywhere

You only have 6 more days to see my show Ice Tapestries and Shibori Quilts at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 121 66th St
The Art Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
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Wurlitzer and Garden Party
The show has received rave reviews.
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Indigo Fire
The quilts are all one of a kind original designs. It would be impossible to duplicate them.
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Iris Spring
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Sorbet Sundae
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Far From The Orangenary
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Mardi Gras