Tuesday, November 2, 2010


i will be at studio2gallery in austin, texas on nov 6 as a participant in a trunk show -- it is between 2 and 5 -- plesase come if you get a chance -- otherwise i'll see you at harvest fest in bastrop, texas on nov 26 -27 (the two days after thanksgiving) see you there!!


handmade paper, wood beads, metal, ceramic bead, seed pods


bamboo, wood, reed, bone, glass bead, and copper


an assemblage of seed pods (joshua tree) and fired clay beads

a few new things

cascade -- handmade paper that has been dyed and formed -- i have tried to emulate how water can flow and create images in the minds eye

Monday, October 18, 2010


handmade paper, metal, turquoise beads, wood, glass beads, seed pods


handmade paper, reed, bamboo, wood


handmade paper, metal, bone, reed, jute, porcupine quills, and wood


handmade paper,bamboo,wood,turquoise

recent work

adam's rib - bone , bamboo, copper wire, glass bead, and wood

austin bergstrom international airport exhibit

for those of you traveling in and out of austin between oct 19 and jan 26
i will be having a piece of my work on display - it is entitled "spine" - created from handmade paper and bamboo -- hope you enjoy seeing it at the airport - i have inserted a detail to pique your interest

buda fine arts fest

in october i participated in the buda fine arts fest and had a great time as well as met some fun people -- if you get a chance check out affinitymetalworks.com - really nice metal work -- i was honored to win best of show and to be asked to be featured artist for 2011, so i look forward to that-

some other news -

art on the green on october 23rd in bastrop
studio2gallery trunk show on november 6 in austin
harvestfest - on november 26 - 27 in bastrop (love this show)
windows on main christmas market - dec 4 in san antonio (if you haven't been, you don't know what you are missing)
yulefest on dec 5 in segiun
and closing the year with one of my favorites -
cherrywood art fair dec 11 - 12 in austin (affinity metalworks will be there too )

i also was privileged to have three pieces hanging at gallery nord in san antonio in conjuction with the fasa annual fiber exhibit through nov 5th -- if you can make it there are some really wonderful pieces on display showcasing the fiber artists in san antonio and surrounding areas -- the gallery itself is a work of art - light and airy with beautiful large open spaces - i can't wait to see more exhibits there - it is located at 2009 n.w. military drive - you need to go and see how beautiful it is

i will add dates as new ones are booked

Friday, July 30, 2010

hi everyone -- after a break i am back -- just to update you --
i am doing a collaborative piece with susie hettleman, a gifted fiber artist from elgin -- it will be shown at the dougherty arts center in austin for the AVAA show -The Art of Collaboration -- opening on august 5th and running through august 28th with the opening reception on august 10th from 6 - 8
if you get a chance come down to see the show -- many fine artists are involved and i will be posting pictures of the artwork online for those of you who can't make it -- hopr to see you there--
also -- i will participating in the 44th annual Salado Art Fair in Salado Texas on august 7-8 located in beautiful pace park -- it is a great show with lots of beautiful art for sale and a nice getaway -- please take the time to support the arts and come and visit

Thursday, May 6, 2010


i finished this piece in time for the fayetteville art walk -it is carpet warp knotted over hardware cloth, bamboo, hemp, and handmade paper-- dimensions are 25 in x 10 inx 6in -- i have added a detail for those of you who wish to get a close up look

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

tejido -

this piece is constructed of handmade paper -- each piece is dyed while pulp, formed, sundried and then individually sewn onto a backing -- the piece is 35 x 52 x 3

tejido de las aguas del mar

schedule so far

just to let you know what is on my scheduke so far this year--
i will be at first saturday in smithville on april 3rd -
i am also planning to teach a workshop in smithville on april 17th and 18th --
from there i go to sunset valley for their wonderful art fest on the 24th of april- always a great time--
the fayetteville art walk is on the weekend of may 1st and 2nd -
the windows on main mother's day market on may 8th --(san antonio)
then to blanco on the 15th of may
in between all of this --
the texas state artworks in the community at the walker's gallery (located in the san marcos activity center)
the austin-bergstrom international airport for the months of may and june
the texas museum of fiber arts at the MACC in austin may 1 - 31 (pending)
nueve arte at utsa in san antonio june9 - july 6th (pending)
thais is just the beginning so keep in touch and i'll keep you informed -- thanks

Monday, February 15, 2010


handmade paper, honey locust twigs

density of rain (close up)

this is a close up of a piece entitled - the density of rain --

cartography of the whole mind

i have three pieces in an exhibit at texas state university currently -- the exhibit is located at the gallery of the common experience (in the old art building) it's up all semester so if you get a chance go by and check it out --

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

work in progress

this piece is one that i am currently working on -- tentatively entitled "fin"--i'll post a more comprehensive pic as more is done --


Carved wooden beads, hemp cord, handmade paper


Rives BFK, carpet warp, hemp cord, handmade paper, wood beads, brads --

Shrine to the She Devil

Handmade paper, joshua tree seeds, jute, carpet warp, glass , iron finial

Kwele - Teller of Fortunes

handmade paper, wood beads, jute, carpet warp, horse hair, iron , fortunes -- based on the Kwele peoples belief that the mask represents protective forest spirits


iron amature, carpet warp, wood beads

Suspended Memories

Rives BFK, reed, handmade paper, hemp cord, wool roving, carpet warp

hi -- i've been working hard on my art and haven't had a chance to update my blog -- so here it goes -- the following piece is entitled "Devil's Backbone" -- made from Rives BFK,wool roving,reed, handmade paper,and brads --