Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Woven Rug

last year an old friend passed away. his son gave me a garbage bag full of old clothing and slowly but surely i have been turning the materials into new and functional objects.
This is a woven rug.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is the Baby Surprise Jacket- surprise because when you are finished knitting it it looks like a very strange little object

but after you sew 2 seems together you have a wonderful little garment!

Friday, October 23, 2009

works in progress

having fun with works in progress, from the home space


most happy with the 1in. stamp, had to cut it out with a scalpel.
it is the beginning of a series depicting simple line
drawn images of local
abandoned and/or dilapidated

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

hine's emerald green dragonfly

work in progress:
the paint and collage backgrounds with paper molds of dragonflies

Sunday, September 27, 2009

new studio

making a new home for myself over at Open Lot in STL. fantastic space. hunkering down to cleaning off that printing press...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Prep for Jenni's Wedding

Finally all the pieces are dyed and set. Next comes the ironing, printing and sewing. Here they are set to dry.

dyed silk in a bucket

Printed Silk- Double Happiness Chinese Character, and The Assyrian Tree of Life

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Press!

this is the Vandercook proofing press i recently purchased. this is stage one- in pieces waiting to be cleaned. But this is its new home at Open Lot Studios


Printer fingers and gloves...!

Here are the hands of fellow printmakers Tom and Katy, and my lovely gloves after handling many, many, many individually inked pieces.

these are a few of those pieces

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Open Studios was a lot of fun!

Hilary from Best Mile Blog came a took a few good shots, and here's a few of my own just of the space.
Thank you to everyone who stopped in!

Hilary's photograph of Dennis and I at the silkscreen station, prep work

The Wheel backed by three hanging banners, with a few etchings at the border

hanging Josh Crow's paintings

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Open Studios 2009!!!

Saturday July 25

Josh Crow, Dennis Doty, Kyra Termini

2621-2623 Cherokee Street

St. Louis MO

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

first successful mold

a little rough at the edges, but it is still my first dragonfly.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)

these are the molds are making for my Hine's Emerald Dragonfly
instillation. the dragonflies will be made with recycled paper pressed into the molds
and colored with natural dyes and soy paint. these guys are currently listed as endangered
by the Chicago Field Office, thought extinct, small isolated populations have recently been discovered in new regions of the US.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

first Bird's Nest completed

apologies for the poor photograph-the natural light really blurs the top right corner,
i had it hanging in my window to play with the light

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bird's Nest

a nest with no way out
the american swift in its nest

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

diving birds

diving bird
rubber stamps, oil paint, marker, & thread on rag paper
January 2009

This is the beginning of a new project, in this particular piece the bird had to be moved manually down the thread in order for in to dive into the pit and out through the hole in the bottom.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

editioning old plates

these plates were etched in Spain, but never editioned. i started on it today.