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From Celebration XXVII: I took great pleasure and inspiration designing this rug based on the beloved loons I see on Lake Potanipo in…

This piece was inspired by my previous blue heron pieces. I wanted to continue my background designs, as they were evolving in different…

I made the second version of Bucky a bigger size so the background color could be stronger.  I used similar techniques with raised…

I got the idea to try another 3/D bird, somewhat like the Red Tail Hawk I did. This was a challenge to get…

The sequins on the body of the rooster, led to a problem to be solved. Grace solved it by using trapunto – adding…

My baby elephant, named “ZULI”, was fun when I decided to hook him in a lot of crinkled taffeta and shades of velvet…

I then did a zebra, “OBI” a baby, with  a background of a ‘Shuka’ blanket . The bright colors of the Massai garments…

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 Another large black and white spiral added some interest to the designs in the background. My background areas began to show more culture…

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I started with a small design using the giraffe pattern, spirals and bright colors. It was a fun piece where I also played…

 I did black and white checks with a center design running up the side.  The clothing designs were becoming more interesting to me.…

My other chosen bird, the Crested Crane was fun to work on. I found some interesting gold shiny yarn to use for the…