Capturing color.

I began my day with great enthusiasm and walked about a mile from my hotel to Piazza Venizia. The plan was to look at the small hidden gems that are not on the normal tourist lists.  The church of San Marcello al Corso, I actually passed it first without realizing the magnificence behind its doors….

Creating textile art from your holiday snaps!

    I'm in Rome and I experience so much visual inspiration. I imagine many of you have been in the same situation but wonder how you transfer what you see to a creative art piece, be it in fabric, photographic or on paper. I like to take a sequence of images to tell the…

Rome, I’m working on it.

I’ve been in Rome 24 hours and I think it funny, my room is  the size of a box. You can just imagine my face when he showed me my room last night. I sort of spluttered…. And I paid for an executive room!! The internet doesn’t work in the room either. I sort of…

I was close to tears.

  peace I'm writing this in the plane and I can finally feel the tension drain out of my body. I'm an organizer. I put everything in imaginary boxes and tick them off.  I need everything well prepared before I travel. The trauma of getting to my Hotel in Strasbourg without a functioning GPS made…

Walk with me.

Yesterday I took my little point and shoot camera and made this video for my friends and family. It’s not fancy,just little snippets and my thoughts as I walk, but it gives you an idea of the beauty of the city of Strasbourg. Walk with me. from holland on Vimeo. A cameo.

A small word sketch of the 20th European Meeting Patchwork.

//player.vimeo.com/video/106825369 My adventures. from holland on Vimeo. This video was made almost a week ago… but I couldn't up load this either… so now I'm in the city, I have better internet. Its just a bit of fun. I made it for my buddies at home and in Alamogordo… Country France is very different to…

The traveling Quilter.

I made this little video the other day using my IPhone but the internet was difficult at my little hotel and I coudln’t up load it I had a day before I had to teach and I went in search of the town my class was in. It took me three hours, and I decided…

A special celebration of quilts.

Artist, Christine Peyret-Gaudinot – France To celebrate its 20 year existence the EPM organized a wonderful retrospective exhibition of artists who have participated in the event in the past. Each artist presented a quilt from the past and their new work. There were around 180 quilts on show. I photographed probably half of them. There was…

The days have been very full.

20th of  September, Good morning all. I've been pushing my alloted time around in a circle attempting to get the most our of my waking hours. The days have  been very full. I taught all day yesterday and the students were very enthusiastic. Its different working with an interpreter however, we worked well together and…

I almost felt like yodeling.

click here for images.   Yesterday was sort of a free day. I did work early, but took time off after that  to relax a little. My Translator/assistant suggested that I visit the area of Colmar and I figured I needed to ignore the fact that I am driving a manual car and that the…