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110 – Digging Into The Dark

March 18, 2021

I began my fabric collage quilt in a random spot as I was too intimidated to begin with a featured area. After…

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101 – Imaginative Play

January 28, 2021

I love how the trap came out so far. I’ll eventually talk about the collage process in more detail, but there’s plenty…

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69 – It’s not funny

December 5, 2020

I’ve got some idea of my snake slide drawn, so now what happens?  I recall being slightly dizzy at the exit of…

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59 – Something more to add

October 15, 2020

I think I will add some giant murals to the sides of the funhouse/amusement buildings. They have to be done in a…

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58 – Promise of fun

July 30, 2020

Frantic, flashing lights, colorful neon, bold graphics!, A promise of fun and excitement, luring people to spend money and wait on lines….

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56 – Wandering through the funhouse

July 23, 2020

A tighter sketch with some different additions – a menacing animal beyond the mouse hole reaching out its paw. Maybe a jail-like…

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55 – Did you ever play Mousetrap?

July 20, 2020

Background ideas are formulating. I like the Mousetrap game’s ladder and basket and the diving board person. They kind of just found…

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54 – Beware the whirlpool

July 17, 2020

The rolling barrel entrance to a funhouse began with my thoughts on getting sucked into the internet, how I’m drawn into a…

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51 – Thoughts on fire

July 3, 2020

Detail added to the gingerbread house, adding some people and the Food Court signage. One of my biggest fears is fire, so…

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23 – This way to the egress!

April 20, 2020

I’m trying to recall any experience I’ve had with amusement funhouses as I think of how to incorporate their structure with my…

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19 – Memory fills in the details of reference

April 14, 2020

My photogenic family, looking our best!I remembered that we took photos at a boardwalk amusement hall in New Jersey. These might be…

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18 – Distorted reflection

April 12, 2020

A hall of mirrors was never as good as it promised to be. Amusing, yes, but the quality of mirrors wasn’t good…

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17 – Mining a vein of ideas

April 9, 2020

I’m onto the idea of a funhouse for my artwork. Maybe this piece isn’t as much about fear as I thought. I’m…

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12 – Hypnotic rabbit holes

March 27, 2020

Thinking about entering the rolling barrel entrance of a funhouse, I can almost feel the pull of the brightly painted hypnotic stripes…

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11 – Finding my way out

March 24, 2020

A funhouse is different from the dark ride I mentioned in my last post, – it requires you to walk through various…

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10 – The dark ride of aging

March 22, 2020

One of my biggest fears is that of the human aging process. Getting older has its rewards for sure, but too many…

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8 – A book about color

March 16, 2020

When I’m not thinking about my studio projects, then I’m reading about art. Especially when contemplating new work, I’m constantly on the…

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7 – Scary fun

March 13, 2020

One of my journal entries listing different aspects of fear brought me to the idea of amusement parks and the various ways…

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6 – A list of ten things

March 11, 2020

The topic I want to explore with my art work is fear. That’s a nebulous concept. Preferring realism in my art, I…

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5 – Waiting for ideas to float by

March 9, 2020

“Adrift’ was my last quilt. It was unplanned. I missed being absorbed by an all consuming project, but nothing was grabbing my…

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3 – Words lead to pictures

March 3, 2020

I’ve tried to make it a habit to write in a journal: sketches, random thoughts, whatever crosses my mind. It’s a safe…

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1 – Find out what I’m thinking

March 1, 2020

Art Work … there’s a lot of that required to make an artwork. Follow my latest project as I bring it from…

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2 – A perfect background!

November 16, 2018

My photo from the summer is perfect for the background of the flower I painted in Andrea Brokenshire’s fabric painting workshop! #artstart…

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1 – What to do with a painted flower?

November 14, 2018

I made this painted flower in a workshop taught by Andrea Brokenshire. She’s a very talented quilt artist and generous teacher. Only…

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1 – 6 months and counting

March 10, 2018

I’ve begun my next quilt, and as a departure from my usual method, I am making it specifically for an exhibit at…