February 5, 2014
Published in American Quilter Magazine
The current March 2014 issue of American Quilter Magazine, published by the American Quilter’s Society, features two articles about me and my work. The first, “The Hand of the Maker” by Marjorie L. Russell, is a profile piece about my life and career as a studio art quilter, lecturer and juror. Marjorie was wonderful to work with, and I am very appreciative of her interview and writing skills. The lead illustration is a portion of my recently completed Jack in the Pulpit, and there are seven quilts illustrated overall in the issue.
I am the author of the second article, “Cognitive Textile Artist Process”, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Editor-in-Chief Michele Duffy for giving me the assignment. It was something new in my experience; Michele asked me to focus on my thought process as I go about creating a new original work of art. The goal was to break the cognitive process down into steps that other artists and aspiring artists could find useful, regardless of their subject matter or preferred techniques. I actually think about the process quite a bit as I work, so it was an interesting challenge to put it down in an tangible form. I think it’s a relevant and helpful article, and I hope that many of you will get a copy, read it, and see how it can apply to furthering your own artist practice.
I used Vole and Viburnum as my specific example for the article. I will continue to highlight the technical processes involved with it in my next several blog posts before its big reveal. Stay tuned! And thanks to one and all for your support and encouragement.