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Our Place In This World

Are you like me and have felt that the last year has been filled with incredibly negative and divisive talk around the country? 

I have been hearing more and more people talking about feeling alienated, ostracized, or marginalized.To me, it is heartbreaking to hear that many smaller community groups (such as Elderly, Muslims, LGBTQ, Veterans, Disabled, Mexicans, Youth, etc), all have community members who feel unloved, unwelcome, unwanted, and un-needed!

In response to this rising wave of alienation, I've started the Our Place In This World community art project. 
Our Place In This World seeks to demonstrate the importance, beauty, and impact of each individual (especially those from marginalized or fringe communities), within the overall/larger community.  Everyone should know that they are beautiful, important, and hold a valued place within the larger community. 

I've started a separate blog:  https://ourplaceinthisworldcommunity.blogspot.com/  to provide information about the …
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Art Show "Please Touch" is Opening at the A/NT Gallery at the Seattle Center!

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Please Touch show which opened October 13, 2017 at the Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts (see MBNCA's Facebook page for more information)! 

The show is moving to the A/NT Gallery's Center Gallery and will open this coming Saturday, November 4th.  The reception will be from 6-9pm.  

This show is special because all of the pieces were submitted with the specific purpose of being able to touch them (hence the name).  It is a rare opportunity to be invited to feel (and even hold some) gallery artwork!

I have two Re-FEM (Resinous Fibers Emergent Method©™) Sculptures which were juried in.  Both pieces of artwork are created from reclaimed silk.   

The first sculpture is Welcome.  Welcome is a 3-dimensional floral piece created from reclaimed silk, silk dyes, and resin with touches of gold leafing applied to the edges.  


The second sculpture is also made from reclaimed silk.  However, this sculpture was originally a silk painting mounted on …

Fall Energy

I know I've already talked about this in the previous post, but I really do find the fall to be an inspirational time for me.  Many artists I know, tend to be most creative in the springtime - and I too, find the spring exhilarating!  But, I also find fall to be incredibly inspiring and energizing.  Part of the reason I love the season is the marvelous color changes that occur.  I live in the PNW and while it's not the fall of the east coast, it's still pretty darned spectacular (and I can't stop taking pictures!!)!  


I also love the fact that fall is the harbinger of the holiday seasons (which is pretty much my favorite time of year because I love decorating for Thanksgiving and then again for Christmas.  Plus I love all the traditions that the holiday seasons bring!).  Perhaps it's a combination of those things that motivates me to look around at the unfinished art projects and want-to-do lists.  Or perhaps there is energy in the changing of the seasons.   No matt…