hand painted silk art quilt

My Fiber Art is Hanging In Oregon’s new State Hospital. How About That?

I had a nice experience that I thought I’d share. The state of Oregon purchased four of my art quilts. You may wonder why would a state need art quilts? They were needed because the old Oregon State Hospital was just that, old. Repairs and improvements had been made over the years, but it had reached the point that the state decided they needed a new one.
That new facility has just reached completion. the new beautiful Oregon State Hospital and new beautiful buildings need to be decorated. So art needs to be purchased. This is where I came into the picture,as well as other artists.. This is the same hospital that the old

movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in. Do you remember this movie?

Am I addicted to stress, 3 at once?

I’ve started work on 3 quilts, don’t ask me why. I usually take em one at a time.The silk background is completed and the silk art painting finished. I’ve just begun the thread work, which is now where near finished as you see. I’ll post updated pictures along the wayI added lots of pearl to my paint colors as I mixed them. So to continue the sparkle, shine theme I’m using quite a lot of metallic threads for the thread work.

Marion Barnett sent me one of her books, a great resource for fiber artists.

I’ve just recently received a book from the talented UK fiber artist Marion Marnett. Marion has written about a product named Lutradur. As far as I can determine, it seems to be relatively unknown here in the states, certainly used infrequently. .Marion has provided information about what it is,it’s properties & application. I’m curious to learn more, perhaps you will be too.