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Welcome, everyone!! Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to take a moment to view other work and updates on my site http://www.kdq2.blogspot.com/ Enjoy your day!! Kathleen

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As a four year-old I learned to crochet.  In my preteen years I learned to knit. During my college freshman year I taught myself to sew with the help of reflections on a 7th grade Home Economics class, instructions in the pattern's envelope and a good learning-to-sew-type book.

For several decades I have created wearable items by means of needle knitting and sewing.   Garments I've made or designed and constructed have appeared on national television, in yarn shops, on stage in a production at the University of Massachusetts, and in my own wardrobe.  Just thinking the  words 'fabric', 'cloth', 'textiles', gives me goosebumps, causes my heart to flutter, brings a song to my soul!  Many of you can probably relate.  Although I have not yet put my fabric to work in a quilt, I keep collecting  leftovers from my wardrobe projects just waiting. One day. . .

In the early 1990’s an acquaintance introduced me to polymer clay. Since that time I have forgone eating and sleeping many times in the quest to perfect art beads, buttons, pots, pendants and what I've titled "HeartBoxes." 

One year a while back I went on a long walk with a group of  approximately sixty people. Walking across 14 countries over thirteen months at a rate of about 25 miles per day on the "The Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage" I learned that craft art is who I am.  Until that journey I always thought craft art is what I did.

Now, I strive to bring clearly my artistic voice into form, to discern and describe "Black American" as wearable and functional art.  Below you can check out how I'm doin'.

Come back to see some of the new pieces I have been working on!

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Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

Colonizing Abstraction: MoMA's Inventing Abstraction Show Denies Its Ancient Global Origins

by G. Roger Denson

2/14/2013

It may seem a benign choice of words to Europeans and Americans who have been educated with little orientation to our former roles as colonizing nations, but to art audiences from the myriad nations with whom we are…

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Polymer in an Artists Hands

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 11:30am 2 Comments

Gradually more and more artists and makers are learning about this medium I like to describe as akin to working with "solid paint."  Over the past decades fine artists and craftspeople have chosen polymer clay as their medium of choice.  Works featuring this clay can be found in sophisticated art galleries and museums, such as the Smithsonian Institution, around the world.

In the early 1990’s an acquaintance introduced me to polymer clay. Initially, in the early days I would work…

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At 8:37am on October 28, 2013, Joseph C. Grant, Jr said…
Thank you
At 10:08am on October 27, 2013, carol finney said…

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments.  Lawrence and I read your comments together and he was deeply moved.  We are glad that his artwork had a positive effect on your viewing his work.

Carol

At 9:41am on September 13, 2013, stephen a webber said…
Thank you Kathleen. I found out about polymer clay just by trying different things. As a kid I always liked to make little figures with clay and play with them. I still enjoy painting, but I really enjoy combining the two....it just "fits"for me. I've gotten very positive responses, sales etc. from people having this work on exhibit...but also some seem to question its validity of being worthy of offering to "real collectors." In any case, we have to what's real to us.....and BTW, your work is beautiful.
At 5:04pm on August 14, 2013, Daryl Russell said…

Very inspiring work.

At 1:20pm on July 25, 2013, Anthony Parnell Mauldin said…

Thank you for visiting my image gallery.

I try to do some art work everyday. I have done several hundred works this year. Some are completed the same day. Many are unified parts to works that lead up to some different. Since I mainly do photography and computer graphics, I can save almost every step of the process, to recall at some later time for some later project. Thanks for the invitation and I will be looking at your works some time today. I have dome some works with paper mache, sculpty mold, and Femo when I was teaching art. I have not done serious art with the media,but every that is important doesn't have to be serious, since I find humor in most of the works that I do.

Peace, Happiness and Wisdom!

At 7:07pm on June 27, 2013, Marcella Hayes Muhammad said…

Thank you for liking my work, Kathleen. Sorry it took so long to notice, been painting and getting ready for exhibitions. I must say that your work is amazingly beautiful and creative. I just love that black and white box.

 
 
 

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