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Vignettes From My French Village

It’s been a long time coming! My book, “Vignettes From My French Village”, is finally ready to order. It celebrates my nineteen summers in a small French village teaching at the artist retreat La Cascade, and truly becoming a part of this charming village. You’ll meet the treasured characters and places in the village, wander through unique festivals in the beautiful Lauragais region and even travel further afield to Carcassonne, Albi, Avignon, Toulouse and other delightful cities. And enjoy over 50 photos and 24 easy and delicious recipes that are personal favorites. You can read it straight through or jump around to any story that interests you.

To make the occasion even more special, my new solo exhibition of fabric wall hangings, A Style for Every Story, and handmade jewelry opened December 1st until January 30th, 2023at Gallery 120 in Largo Florida. If you live in the area- I’ll be happy to meet you there for a personal tour.

See pictures and a video of the show on my page on Facebook.

If you order my book by Jan 31, 2023, I’d like to give you a gift of two prints of my wall hangings along with four special recipes.

Please email me with your mailing address if you buy my book and I’ll get your gifts right out to you!

As a special gift, if you purchase a large wall hanging from me, you’ll get a signed copy of my book “Vignettes From My French Village”, along with three prints and recipes.

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Thank you!

Finally! A new post

It’s been way too long, I apologize. What with several social media options, work, play and travel, my sweet website has suffered from neglect. But I’ll be posting a few new things here over the next week.

Well, it’s finally up! Today my new solo show opens at Gallery 120 in Largo Florida. The show runs from December 1, 2022 until January 30, 2023. I made a dozen new large wall hangings for the show and a bunch of new jewelry. If you are in the area I would be happy to meet you there and give you a tour, have a cup of coffee and a chat. There’s a cute café and a wonderful bookstore too. Large wall hangings, small wall hangings, all sewn with pieces of fabric- new and vintage- beads, charms and jewelry treasures adorn each hanging!

Gallery 120 is a beautiful light filled gallery inside the Largo Library. It’s right across from the Largo Cultural Center in Largo Central Park. This is a beautiful time to visit as the trees in the park are filled with thousands of holiday light.

I hope you enjoy this peek at the show.

New Solo Show

I really can’t believe that it has been a year since I have posted here but we all know what kind of year it has been. I found it hard to feel creative but I did have a deadline.

The wonderful gallery that I showed at last year asked me back for a 2 month show – it opened yesterday December 1st. So I put pressure on myself to create at least 10 new wall hangings and lots of new jewelry.

I sew each of the wall hangings with bits of fabric- new and vintage. Then add beaded elements, treasure, bits and bobs, and finish each hanging with a piece of polymer jewelry incorporated into the overall design.

If you are in the area- please let me know and I will meet you at the gallery.

Gallery 120 in Largo, Florida. Dec 1, 2020- Jan 30th, 2021.

Enjoy the pictures!

Solo Show

My first solo show opens November 1st at Gallery 120 in Largo Florida. It will be open for 2 months, so if you are in the area please do stop by!

The gallery is large with beautiful light and I have big walls to fill! Gallery 120 is a part of our gorgeous library in Largo Central Park. It’s right across from the the Performing Arts Center.

When I looked at the space I realized how much art I would need to create, so I have spent the last several months working. I have 18 new large wall hangings . They are approximately 5 ft long and 2 ft wide. There’s a bit of variation in the size, but this is the biggest I have worked. I also will have 25 smaller hangings.

The show is called A Style for Every Story  and features my fashion designs. AND every  hanging has polymer clay and bead embellishments with a removable piece of jewelry to wear.

I also have earrings, brooches and pendants there.

I so hope you can stop by and see the show. Thanks!

Clay Out West

From Sept 30- Oct 3rd, 2019 there will be a wonderful gathering of polymer clay enthusiasts. Please join us at Clay Out West for a great week of inspiration, new techniques, creativity, new friends and fun in beautiful Albuquerque!

here’s what I’m teaching- Matisse Flowers

Reserve your spot now for the 2nd Annual Clay Out West polymer extravaganza!!
September 30th -October 3rd, 2019. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Polymer instructors this year : Dayle Doroshow, Wendy Wallin Malinow, Ron Lehocky, Leslie J Blackford Donna Kato, Debbie Crothers.
You’ll want to grab your seat soon !
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