Creating art out of fiber and stitch is my passion. In no other pursuit have I ever found the rewards and joy that I find in using textiles, thread, paint, beads, yarns, and whatever else inspires me to make an object of beauty to share with others.

My work is based in the quilting tradition of three layers stitched together, but the artistry of it goes far beyond the basic piecing of geometric shapes to create a bedcovering. You will see reflections of nature in my work as I live in a valley in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana surrounded by mountains, rivers, streams and my own garden. Color and texture inspire my work and they are my palette.

I write about what I am doing with my art and where I hope to go. I create, I write, I teach, I share and I think about my art and tell you about it all on the pages of my blog.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Autumn Inspiration

It is autumn in Montana and deer have now been given free rein of our yard and gardens.  All summer we have been chasing them away so they don't eat our vegies and flowers, but now that the growing season has wound down they are doing some clean up for us.

I believe there were about 12 in this group.  Most of the does in this area seemed to have twins this year, and they insisted on bringing them into our fenced yard (usually through the front gate which was open) and then they couldn't get out when we chased them.  They would eventually find a way over the fence but it was rather disturbing to watch them ram the fence until they finally would attempt the jump.   They rarely had enough memory to go back to the gate where they came in!

 I couldn't resist the early morning light that was giving them a lovely halo effect.  They are standing in my raised vegie garden.   One or more of these images will likely make its way into one of my art quilts this winter.

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