Sun Series #1

Sun Series #1

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Botanical Lies" (in progress)

"Botanical Lies"
Front and Back of the Accordion Fold Book
12 x 24"  (work in progress)

This is the beginning of the accordion fold book that I am making with work on both sides of the page.  I have done 2-sided work in the past and enjoy the challenge and the energy of simultaneously working both sides.  For this piece I started with a drawing in pen and ink on the side I am calling "the front".  I then stitched some of the drawing lines which, of course, affected the reverse side of the paper.  On "the back" I played with those lines a bit and then added some colored collage elements from a photocopy of another one of my artworks to both sides.

Now the task will be to incorporate all I have done so far into a cohesive whole, with each side having its own say.  The title of the book is "Botanical Lies", a title I borrowed (with permission) from amazing quilter Connie Bloom.  See her work at
The book will fit into a tall wooden box.

There is a LOT going on here, so I have my work cut out for me.
And in all honesty I have had this much done for two weeks and can't seem to move forward.


  1. i really enjoy your two sided work. its inventive and creative and colorful in its own muted way.

    1. Thanks, Stacey. I look forward to your comments as the work progresses. I am teaching the next few days so no chance to develop this further until the weekend.