Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fabric Collage in Newton

Second graders made these fabric collages using scraps of fabric from my bag making days.

Printmaking in Newton

The first graders seem to really enjoy the process of printmaking, especially rolling out the ink. I was impressed by the variety of imagery. I have been inspired to use Styrofoam prints in my own work!

Weaving in Newton

Second graders wove these little gems. I had never seen this age group more focused then when weaving. When we ran out of certain colors there were cries of protest almost as if we had run out of candy. A project I certainly will do again!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Bags

This is a collage I made this winter of my bags. A good way to make bags without a lot of fabric!

This baby is $42, made with fabric from Ikea, lined with 2 pockets. Makes a great beach bag or everyday tote. I take my everywhere and I get compliments all the time.

This fabric print is very popular and a great deal at $42.

Pink is so 2011 Spring!

From 2008 to the beginning of 2011 I sold cloth bags on Etsy and in the summers on the Vineyard at the Chilmark Flea Market. Sales died down about 6 months ago, but the final really great bags are now available down the street from where I live in Brookline at Abeille on Harvard St.. If you have a chance go check them out soon, as the store will be closing soon for renovation for a week only.

Some of the smaller, darker, bags I made are also available for an excellent deal at Buffalo Exchange in Allston. This group of 3 includes an Oboma bag that I sold on the Vineyard during the first exciting summer of his presidency. I only have the one left, but now you know where to get it for a song, if it is still there and not already sold.

Another set of three bags may soon be available at Second Time Around in Chestnut Hill. I will know by Monday at 12:00, so wish me luck!

This is me carrying my own bags
Examples of the BE bags - super cheap!

I will be selling my artwork on Martha's Vineyard this summer at the Flea Market in Chilmark on Saturdays.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I saw the most inspiring paper mache animal heads tonight at of all places Anthropologie. There were zebras, elephants, giraffes, etc. They were made in Africa, and I wanted the whole collection, but will have to save my art teacher pennies in order to buy some @ $68 each.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

PCS: Wire Sculpture

These are portraits that sixth and seventh graders made of each other. Even the student who struggled the most in my class had an excellent result with this project. The middle school principal chose to hang this in the auditorium for graduation.