Monday, August 5, 2019

Pickleweed




Last year after finishing a flurry of patterns and pieces for two (two! What was I thinking?) exhibitions I snuck in a stranded knitted scarf inspired by pickleweed at Great Salt Lake. This piece reflects the jumble of lines and patterns that you see in pickleweed with the beautiful autumn color of reds and greens.

This piece will be on display in the Lambourne Prize exhibition from Friends of Great Salt Lake this September at the Sorenson Unity Center. And I published the pattern on Ravelry if anyone wants to make it.

From the pattern: Pickleweed is abundant in the liminal edges of Great Salt Lake. Around the most saline part of the salt marshes, pickleweed thrives by expelling salt from its cells to outer leaf tissue. As the days grow shorter and cooler this leaf tissue begins to change to a brilliant red color contrasting and mixing with the green pickled stems.










Thursday, April 25, 2019

Organizing my Palette



I have been so busy this winter I have not been able to do much thinking and planning for my residency in Capitol Reef National Park next September. But I did take time off on my birthday early April to organize my palette. I know I am months ahead but this prep work is the fun part. I think I have a good color/fiber/weight mix for anything I might be inspired by in September.



Saturday, February 9, 2019

Capitol Reef National Park Artist in Residence



I was selected as this year’s artist-in-residence for Capitol Reef National Park! I’ve actually known for a couple months but because of the government shutdown, there has been no official announcement yet. But, I can't wait any longer and I am beginning to plan my stay. 


I am beyond excited. I get to spend the month of September living in the park and getting inspiration from the spectacular landscape. All of these pictures are from years ago in summer when I visited the park last. I will get to be more completely immersed in the fall, a new season for me and Capitol Reef.



Follow along with me this year as I prepare for my residency and then live in the park in September.