Saturday, December 31, 2016

Chaos or Nature

Working on a new piece with lots of texture and color. The actual people are in the background compared to the pieces before them.
original warp

People in the warp

backside, love the texture

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

US Embassy in Vientiane, Laos

This morning my art piece This and That was picked up to travel to Vientiane, Laos.
It will hang for several years in the US Embassy. This has been in the works for several months, documents were exchanged and signed. But now it has been picked up and it looks so final because it will travel so far. Feelings emerge like dropping of your kid at college. But this time I am not there. So I am releasing my artwork and hope that it will bring joy to the people who will see it. It was certainly fun weaving it with all the plastic wrappers from newspapers. And it is fun to think that a part of our San Antonio community (who supplied so many of the plastic wrappers) will be seen in Vientiane.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Just off the loom

Working on my next series. This is no.4
The warp is hand dyed and the weft is mostly plastic bags from newspapers.

FASA 42nd Annual Exhibition

These pieces of mine are in the FASA 42nd Annual Exhibition at Say Si
1518 S Alamo St.
San Antonio Texas 78204-1763
check during the holidays, not sure if they are open
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing January 27th, 2017
Tribal Connection2016
handspun, dyed, woven and felted wool, mohair and dog hair
8.5 ft x 3.5 ft x 1 in
structural weaving with plasticbags from drycleaner and newspapers
45 in x 48 in
Living in the Desert
Weavings in honeycomb pattern with various yarns & plastic bags from newspapers
45 in x 24 in

Friday, November 18, 2016

Some of my framed pieces at the Copper Kitchen at the SSA

The Southwest School of Art in San Antonio TX, has a beautiful little lunch place, called the Copper Kitchen. For the past 2 months some of my framed artwork has been hanging there. At first I wondered how my weavings with colorful plastic bags and caution tape would look in the historic setting - but it works.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What's up with me

I really haven't posted lately but lots of things are going on.
I started this summer with a new series on the big loom at SSA.
Here is a snippet of my third piece which is about Global Warming:
yes everybody is affected and we will have to work together.

My next piece I am not sure what it will be called but I over dyed some yellow cotton warp. 
Love the colorful outcome - Nature

.............and last but not least  - another piece on my loom at home
which will be felted when taken off:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Soap Box

I haven't posted in along time about where my artwork is to see.
Right now Attention-Danger is in the Soap Box Show at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles.
I did not go to the Opening but here is a photo I found on their webpage:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Outcome from my Shibori ice dyeing

It was supposed to be black but actually there are many colors in this piece. I decided to make myself a saori vest from it and stitch the back. So here it is.
Like always - cityscape.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shibori Ice Dyeing

This past Sunday I washed my woven fabric to get the seizing out. It dried and tonight I pulled the fabric together and knotted the ends. It took quiet  sometime.
Then I soaked the fabric in soda ash.

Afterwards I left it in a large container, filled it with ice.

I mixed salt and "new black" in a ziplock bag" and sprinkled it over the ice.

Now it has to sit for 24 hrs in the bucket and then it will be washed out.
More about that in the next couple of days.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wove fabric for Shibori dyeing

I simply wove on an 8 harness loom some fabric, 32 inches wide x 2+ yards long. It is cotton boucle as warp and very shiny rayon as weft. The blue strings are the ones to pull together to get the pattern. Stay tuned for the next step next week.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Blue Star Red Dot Sale 2016

This year's Blue Star  Red Dot Sale includes 2 of my pieces:

This and That
Structural weaving with plastic bags
12.5 ft x 4 ft x 1"

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016


This is my accepted entry in the Show Recycle in Brooklyn NY.

481 Van Brunt – Door 7
718 596-2506 office
718 596-2507 gallery

Here is a link to Harriet Taub's TED talk:

Friday, April 8, 2016


First time that my image is used for an Invitation.
It looks great, very pleased.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coming up : Threads: A Sampling of the Fiber Arts

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Dowell MD 20629

Opening Reception March 18th from 6 - 9 pm

My selected piece:
Binary Code II
cotton, rayon, polyester and plastic wrappers from WSJ
56 in x 34 in x 1 in