I moved!

Dec 1 was the last day of my 3 year residency at Penland. I will miss being in that beautiful place and the community of friends I made while I was there. Boxes still abound, but I'm settling in to my new studio in the River Arts District in Asheville, NC. I'm sharing a studio with my very talented friend Barbara Zaretsky. She is the owner of BZ Designs and director of Cloth Fiber Workshop. We keep regular hours- Mon thru Sat 10 to 4. Please stop by if you are in the area.

The image above was taken by Dana Moore of my Penland studio at night. Thanks Dana!



One of my fellow residents, Jeong Ju, recently adopted a feral cat that had been dropped off here at Penland back in the winter. During the spring and summer Jeong Ju patiently wooed this little orange fella at the school dining hall where he hung out. Finally one day in Sept he followed her the 1/2 mile from the dining hall to her apartment and that was that. He's still shy around others, but follows Jeong Ju like a dog. She named him Urie.


BookOpolis Crown

Laurie Corral, director of BookWorks in Asheville commissioned this crown to wear during BookOpolis.



My friend, Kathleen McCafferty, at Lark Books just sent me word about a new book Lark has published. It's called CRAFT CORPS and is written by Crafter Vickie Howell. Here's a LINK to check it out.


38th Annual Village Arts and Craft Fair

Back in February John Cram contacted me about designing a poster for the fair that New Morning Gallery sponsors each summer. The poster always features a cat in some shape or form. I was thrilled to be a part of this fun project. Here is the painting I created and the link to the finished poster designed by Susan Rhew.


Room of 5 Elements

This is a photo album I just finished for the Room of 5 Elements at Handmade In America's Design Expo this weekend. Barbara Zaretsky curated this beautiful and peaceful space.



Shoestring Artist Collective

Last weekend I helped my friend Mark Boyd install a show at St. Andrews/Sewanee School in Tenn. We will return, along with our buddy Beth Schaible, in two weeks to lead a 4 day workshop for the school as well as a community workshop that Sat. Workshop title: Zines! As part of the show Mark has started a blog. Soon students will be able to contribute their musings and/or images.
later tater