New Work & Events

Of Two Minds...                                                      

Lin Lacy and I got together over a year ago and decided to work on a collaborative project.  We chose to do a book in three editions — deluxe, standard, and chapbook — because we’d never done that before.  We have completed the binding.  The images are reductive linoleum cuts, we each wrote the words to go with our images, and the text is letterpress printed.  Each edition has a different paper and a different housing - belly band, portfolio or slip case.  Of Two Minds is currently for sale in The Shop at MCBA.

                        Lin and I at work at MCBA.

Newest Happenings...

In Gratitude...

Quilt, Not Quilt - Collaborative Project

I have joined with 14 other artists to make art from tattered, forgotten quilts. Project coordinator, Jerry McClelland, gathered a number of quilts for our work.  I donated one my grandmother made which was past fixing.  We took the quilts apart but before that had each secured parts of the originals to use in our work. We also plan on making new art from paper we have now made from the quilt tops and batting.  Instead of a quilting bee we had a quilt un-making gathering.  Our project chooses to respect the work of women from the past by recycling their worn and well-used quilts into new art.  Our first exhibit has already been scheduled, start date October 2, 2018, Literary Commons, Open Book.  Stay tuned.

°°° I finished my two six-month terms as Co-ordinator of the MCBA Artist’s Co-op in December 2017.  Karen Kinoshita is now in charge.  I was honored to serve.  It was a very active year and my hopes and best wishes go with Karen.

°°° I will be teaching less this year to focus on my writing, art, and collaborations. I will miss the teaching because it also feeds me and my creative life.  But if it’s meant to be, my teaching will resurface when it’s meant to happen. 

My residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing the whole of October 2017 was a wonderful experience.  I worked on revising and submitting my children’s picture books, wrote daily on my middle grade novel, and drew natural artifacts found on my almost daily walks.  The seclusion and focused time for me and my work was extraordinary.