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February 2016


By Tarpage

One of the best parts in the evolution of my tarpestries has been the freedom to create really BIG pieces. The largest tarp I can find on-line is 120ft. X 120ft. — the mind boggles!

So, when a call for really, really small pieces — 6in. X 6in. — came up I didn’t even consider it.

One of the things I’m discovering about myself, in my evolution as a human being, is that I often start out with an adamant “NO” when faced with a new opportunity. It seems like the more impossible something feels at the outset, and the more sure I am that it is not for me, the more likely it is that I will end up doing it — and being happy that I did.

Yeah. You guessed it…

“Acetunas – A Tapas-try”

“Pinxto – A Tapas-try”

“Gambas – A Tapas-try”

I have to give credit to my brilliant husband for the “Tapas-try” theme and title. I love a good pun almost as much as I love him!

You can see my three tiny tarpestries in the “6 X Six” exhibiton at the Art Source gallery in downtown Boise. The Opening Reception is 6:00 – 9:00pm on March 3rd and the show runs through April 9th.


This is Not an Avocado

By Everything Else

I realized today that I’ve been mistaken about something. I’ve been treating my blog posts as if they were avocados.


Really. I’ve been so busy, and I have so many things I could have been sharing all along.

Any blogger worth her salt (and maybe a little garlic, lime juice, and cilantro) would have posted each thing as it happened. Would have known when the time was ripe.


Not me though. Nope.

This is the way I reacted to those perfectly ripe moments…


I’m blaming it on the season. There’s been a serious “hibernation situation” going on around here. But, the sun is coming out and we are getting ready for this year’s sojourn in New Orleans (Not Yet?) and I’m already gearing up to embark on my second iteration of home/studio arrangement in this house we moved into only 6 months ago. (Not Yet?) — you do see my problem, right? So, while all of that is “ripening” I might as well give you a couple of “Too Lates.”

(I’ll spare you the Holidaze recap and stick with 2016.)

First off, my exhibition at the BSU Student Union Gallery was a success. I sold some work and all of my books*, and several of the BIG Tarpestries will be on display at this year’s World Village Fest, June 10, 11, & 12th. (Not Yet?)

(Christine Raymond talking back to the singing bird in my “Sss(mmm)sss…” Tarpestry.)

“Walk, Don’t Walk,” which I made for the traffic box on Edson & Curtis, inspired by the Boise International Market and the refugee community, is now hanging in the TVAA exhibiton “This American Life” at the offices of Boise State Public Radio. It will be up through April 8th.


After some delays regarding the actual wrapping of the traffic boxes, TradeMark is now approved to put this one up. Any day now, just NOT YET.

I’ve had fun lately making tarpestries for every occasion. Mardi Gras was February 9th this year and I made a “heads in the holes” tarpestry for a party my parents were helping to host.


Laissez Le Bon Temp Roule!


And of course yesterday was Valentine’s Day, so here’s a “Tarpentine” for you…


There’s lots more to show and tell you, but I’m going to let those ideas ripen just a liiiiittle bit longer.


*Meanwhile, if you are interested in buying one of my Tarpestry books you can let me know by leaving me a message on my Contact Me page, and I’ll get back to you.