Windows On Woodstock is my textile art studio in Santa Ynez, CA. It is a converted barn which sits high on a hill overlooking Woodstock Road and the Santa Ynez Valley. Within the 1500+ square feet I create art pieces from my hand dyed fabrics which I screen print, paint, stencil, otherwise embellish and stitch. My work ranges from representational to conceptual to abstract. Several series are incorporated into my body of work.
Windows On Woodstock
Monday, January 24, 2011
This is a close-up of the quilted wave. It took a long, long time to free-motion quilt because it could not be quilted with continuous stitching.
SERENITY III This piece was recently finished. The quilting is rather intricate, with the wave at the bottom left corner reminiscent of Hokusai or Hiroshige. The large "moon" and "gateway" are hand-dyed fabrics, and over-painted with copper metallic. The background is composed of commercial batiks. The binding changes color with the background color, and three of the sides have stepped borders. The shape is actually very well squared, even thought it doesn't appear to be in my photograph. I will try to post a good close-up of the stitching.
This is a digression from studio news; however, Thursday's launch was very exciting. The Delta IV Heavy is the largest rocket ever to be launched from the west coast, carrying a top secret spy satellite payload. Robert and I drove to Vandenberg AFB, or at least as close as we could get, to watch the launch. The rocket rising silently above the hills was such a beautiful sight! We didn't hear the roar until about 10 seconds after we saw the rocket. There were hundreds of cars parked along the main and side roads; and when the rocket came over the foothills everyone watching started screaming and applauding the sight. It was a really something to behold.