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Karol Kusmaul
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Fun teaching assignment
I got to get away from real life today and play with a bunch of artists at Dunedin Fine Art Center today.  It was a treat.   Each artist had their own easel and taboret to work with.  Most worked right through lunch time.   We were spontaneous and creative ...
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Miscellaneous
I have been learning to build a website/blog!  I tried several times to get assistance with this, and was willing to pay for help, but ended up using a hosting service called Wix, which has lots of tutorials for do it yourself web designing.  So far, it's g...
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Graffiti on Cloth
I was invited to make an art quilt with the theme Personal Iconography: Graffiti on Cloth.  This is the third year in a row that I have made a quilt for the group Dinner@Eight.  My plan was to use fiber items that I have saved or collected, or been gifted o...
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Bill and Jean
Been spending quality time with my grandmothers' sisters, Jean and 'Bill" recently.  Doing their hair, fixing their faces and clothes.  Getting up close and personal.  Aunt Bill just celebrated her 96th birthday, and she is the last of the Shepherd sisters....
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Shirt Tales
Friday, June 9, 2017 was the reception for my solo exhibit of portraits at Dunedin Fine Art Center - Dunedin, FL.  It was a beautiful full moon evening, with music and lots of admirers, and four fiber exhibits in one venue!  Behind the speakers were quilts ...
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I'm back
My goodness, it's been nearly a year since I last posted to my blog!  I have been busy!  I was especially busy in April of this year - beginning with attending my annual retreat in New Smyrna Beach - Focus on Fiber.  I was happy to meet artist Mary Pal from...
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Studio and storage
I attended a meeting of art quilters (SAQA, Melbourne, Florida) recently and the topic was studios and storage.  There were several good ideas shared, as well as photos of many sewing and design studios.  It got me thinking about my own area, and what I mig...
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Playing
Went to a SAQA meeting in Tampa in July where we did a pass around project using bluegreen fabrics.  We all made still life pieces, adding a part and passing it on to someone to continue.  Finally, we took one home to finish.  Here is mine after making chan...
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Letting Go
I had to let go of my little drummer boy.  Put him in the mail to Houston.  Won't get him back for about a year.  Here he is: He was made for an exhibit called Dinner @ Eight in the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  The theme this year is Pattern.  ...
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Summer camp!
Have not posted in awhile, so I thought I would show progress on my little restaurant guy.  Still tweaking, but he's getting there.  I have been working on finishing some art quilts.  It feels great to get them quilted, and bound.  Then I have to come up wi...
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