Leave of Absence from OLAS

I will be taking a leave of absence from my OLAS studio until mid-September. During that time, felter Jenine Windeshausen will be a visiting artist in my studio. She does stunning work, and I hope you will go visit her and the other OLAS artists during the public events there this summer.


New Phalaenopsis Shawl

This mosaic style shawl has ten pieces of silk in each flower felted with merino wool. Many of the silk pieces were hand dyed. The design is based on the one of the drawings I made for the silk painted phanaenopsis banners below.



New Work for the Pacific Orchid Exhibition

Keith and I will be showing our paintings and batiks at the San Francisco POE this year.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26

Join us! It will be a beautiful and extensive show of orchids.

For more information, visit Orchids San Francisco

These are two 3'x9' banners I painted for the show.




Indonesian Batik Presentation and Trunkshow! 

This will be an exciting event! Keith and I are hosting Agus Ismoyo and Nia Fliam, internationally known batik artists from Indonesia. They have graciously agree to give a presentation and trunk show at the Arts Building, November 15 at 6:30. Join us!


Learning More!

In the past weeks I have taken two excellent classes in Mendocino.

The first was FUSING FELT THROUGH PRE-CONSTRUCTED FABRICS  with instructor Lisa Klakulak. To see her fascinating work, visit

The second was DYECOLOUR™ PAINTING ON SILK taught by my mentor and friend, Susan Louise Moyer,

Prior to the class, Susan and I collaborated on a painting using her DyeColour™ technique and Lian Zhen's fine book, "Chinese Painting Techniques for Exquisite Watercolors." We wanted to see how well the dye on treated silk could work with very wet painting tehniques. As it turned out, it worked beautifully. Here are two of the in-progress pictures of the painting. I still have a little more work to do to complete it.