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This category reflects Marie’s ongoing fascination with fabric techniques used in quilting and other traditional crafts. Marie experiments here by cutting, stitching, embroidering, and weaving her watercolors and even pieces of watercolors into interesting works of vibrant color and texture.

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16 Reflections on Aging

16 Reflections on Aging

Summer 2016 has been a summer of experimentation.  With continued reading on things like eco-dying and rust painting, used mostly on textiles, I had to give it a whirl on paper as well.  Rust dying involves just what it sounds like:  placing rusty old things on paper and getting impressions on the vinegar soaked paper.  … [View Details]

A Brand New Box of Crayons

A Brand New Box of Crayons

This is number 14 in my kimono series.  I wonder when it will end?  Hopefully no time soon!  This one just made itself and has no big message to tell.  It is simply a celebration of color and fun.  When I finished, it made me think of how I felt as a youngster when I … [View Details]

A Reason to Celebrate: Kimono series 11

A Reason to Celebrate: Kimono series 11

This playful piece is number 11 in my kimono series (read about this series in my blog). There is no deep existential meaning to the piece. It was just meant to be FUN!  It started as celebratory watercolor on rice paper, which, off the roll, is fairly stiff.  But after it was painted and dried, … [View Details]

Amber Waves

Amber Waves

Watercolor, painted and cut and sewn using fabric chenille technique and stitchery.

Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring

Part of my kimono series, this piece is meant to celebrate the mountains and their wonderful heritage. I chose to use a crazy quilt motif for the kimono itself and the pattern is repeated in the background. In my heart the kimono is a symbol of my sister who was lavish and playful in her … [View Details]

Blue Boro Patch

Blue Boro Patch

This piece is the eighth in my ongoing series of kimonos incorporating a variety of techniques normally used with fabric.  To do this piece I read extensively about boro textiles, Japan’s mended and patched textiles.  Boro (from the Japanese for “ragged”) were textiles made of necessity by the poor, who took rags from a variety … [View Details]

Dogwood Winter

Dogwood Winter

This watercolor is done on gesso which was impressed with vintage lace to suggest the dogwood blossoms in the spring that have been touched by a light late frost.  In the Appalachian Mountains this is referred to as a dogwood winter.  The painting is the third in my kimono series in memory of my sister … [View Details]

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

watercolor slit and stitched using chenille quilting technique

Flower Patch Quilt

Flower Patch Quilt

Patchwork watercolor painting       This painting was awarded the third prize best of show in the 2010 national  Southern Appalachian Artists Guild National Show in Blue Ridge GA.

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

watercolor, cut and stitched This piece was the recipient of an award in the 32nd exhibition of the Tennessee Watercolor Society held in Chattanooga in 2010.