Update on new Fine Art Textiles: OS 2016

September 09, 2016


This is a piece of ice dyed silk, will be one of my featured pieces at my Open Studios show on Oct 1,2, 15,16 2016. I look forward to sharing my work, my story and my process with all of you who come to 17th Avenue Studios to visit me and my 16 fellow Open Studios artist friends … lots of cool art awaits you!

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Santa Cruz Open Studios Artist #97 … Oct 1,2, 15, 16

September 07, 2016

Fall is in the air, sunshine in the mornings at the coast, leaves are turning, sun is lower in the southern sky, days are shorter…it is time to get ready for Open Studios!!!

It has been a productive year and I have many new things to share, watch this space and click on the New Work tab as the days of September fly by. I will be adding pictures throughout the month for you to enjoy.

Stay tuned,

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Collection Santa Cruz Fall 2015

December 02, 2015

This collection debuted in fall of 2015. The model is Elsbeth Mumm and the photographer Shannon Cecil. These two amazing ladies share my beloved Bldg 2 of 17th Avenue Studios. I am forever grateful for there colloboration. Many thanks Elsbeth and Shannon!

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2015 Santa Cruz Open Studios “Blue Crane” Series

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Attention Past Workshop Attendees …

February 24, 2015


Saturday, February 28, 2015 Indigo V at is ready for you to come us. $25 gives you access from 10 am – 4 pm.

Bring projects, come enjoy the opportunity to make a mess in my studio 😉

Tools available … I can sell you some cloth should you not have a project to work on. Some of my favorite experiments are thrift store finds, commercial cloth, old silk scarves. Everything looks new and different after some time in an indigo vat.

Hope to see many of you here this Saturday.

Questions, email me



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Santa Cruz County Open Studios Artist #106

October 04, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:00 am you can see these images in person at my studio, 17th Avenue Studios, 980 17th Avenue, Bldg 2, Space 22,Santa Cruz, CA.A very exciting day for me as this is my first time to be a juried artist. I am living my retirement dream and I invite all to come see my work and the other 24 amazing 17th Avenue Open Studios artist!

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2014 Open Studios Artist # 106

October 01, 2014

Here I am surrounded by new work to share with all of you. I am happy, stoked ready to share with you, my cherished visitors. I will be demonstrating indigo vat dyeing throughout the day and registering students for my October Indigo workshop.

Santa Cruz Open Studios is Oct 4,5 and 18, 19, 2014. You will find me at 17th Avenue Studios, 980 17th Avenue in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz between Brommer and Felt Streets. Hope to see you here this weekend!



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Red Stitched Indigo At Michaelanglo’s Gallery

August 04, 2014

You may view these pieces at Michaelanglo’s Gallery, 1111-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA throughout the month of August, 2014. The gallery is open o n Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 and by appointment. Contact gallery for hours 831 426-5500. These pieces are part of a group of Santa Cruz fiber artists, it is a nice venue and the work is fantastic. Go see it!


My next indigo workshop will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10-4. Contact me to register for this fun summer activity.

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June 2014 Indigo Workshop

June 29, 2014

A delightful time was had by all at my 17th Avenue Studio. Mixed up indigo pot, used shibori techniques for resist to create patterns on cloth and dipped in the indigo vat. Most fun is when you unwrap the little blue bundles of joy. It is like Christmas when you were a kid and did not know what was in the packages. Enjoy!

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Exciting news … Open Studios 2014!

June 05, 2014

Open Studios 2014

Open Studios 2014

I am one of the lucky Santa Cruz artists selected to participate in Open Studios this
October. This is a preview of the work I created specially for this event. You will find me working diligently in my 17th Avenue Bldg 2 studio getting ready for our Summer Show, July 12, 13, 2014 along with making new things for Open Studios. My studio will be open this Friday, June 6, 2014. Come see what I am doing (Hint, it is in a vat and the color is blue!)

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