Rain Dance

Here’s an update on the printed piece started during a quilting retreat in Healdsburg.   I finished it today and titled it Rain Dance. I was inspired to create a California themed linoleum block print on a background pieced from yellow and white scraps (more here).  The colors and silhouetted dry seedpods represent our current … More Rain Dance

WWII Nurses

I just learned that my quilt, WWII Nurses, has been accepted as part of the WWII Home Front Quilt Challenge that will be shown at a special exhibit at the Voices in Cloth quit show.   The quilts will also be displayed on an online exhibit and other Bay Area venues. The quilts in this exhibit … More WWII Nurses

Piece, Print, Quilt

When Katie’s Luminous Linocuts class started up again a couple weeks ago, I decided to create a large print on a  background pieced from yellow and white scraps from a recent quilting retreat at Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA.  I wanted the background to create a landscape feeling with a darker silhouette of plants in … More Piece, Print, Quilt

Reader Challenge

Back in August 2013, I saw this reader’s challenge in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and decided to give it a whirl. The challenge was to use our favorite techniques to create a six inch mixed media square with some kind of stitching. I used one of my linocut prints on fabric as the starting point, … More Reader Challenge


In October I attended a two day workshop with Kerr Grabowski learning her deconstructed silk screen printing techniques.  Her methods include creating designs and textures on fabric using thickened fiber reactive dyes, then printing the designs onto fabric.  I created a good “stash” of fabric during the two days and some more when I got … More Deconstructed

Chrysalis Studio’s annual Open House & Group Show

Chrysalis Studio‘s annual Open House & Group Show SOMArts in SF last night was a huge success with at least 150-200 guests attending.  Exciting to see a variety of fresh-off-the-press fine art prints and see demonstrations of linocut and mono printing techniques by Chrysalis Studio printmakers.  Artists included: Greg Adams, Owen Christoph, Jan Currie, Katie Gilmartin, … More Chrysalis Studio’s annual Open House & Group Show


ORIGINS, a group show featuring 6 Post Baccalaureate Certificate candidates at UC Berkeley Extension will be on view from 8/6 through 8/25 in the upstairs gallery area.  Artists Reception Aug 19, 8 – 9:30 pm. Views of the show Left to Right:  Andrew Somera, Tito Vandermeyden, Meghana Deodhar Meghana Deodhar Left to right:  Sumiko Shimada, Priscilla Read, Andrew Somera Priscilla … More Origins

Bones in a Circle

Bones I and Bones II – each ~ 10 1/2″ x 27 3/4″ Continuing with my circle series, I patched together fabric monoprinted with my circle motif, then added hand stitched running stitches around some of the circles and vertical lines of machine stitching. After looking at the composition I decided to print onto fabric … More Bones in a Circle

Working in Circles

Continuing to work in a series, I decided to explore ways of printing on fabric using a simple shape, the circle, to evoke living forms.  I monoprinted several pieces of fabric with a few colors of acrylic paint using a Gelli Arts monoprinting plate. Each fabric piece was around 12″ x 20″. These fabrics will be … More Working in Circles