: : NuHu15 : : & Botanical Hand-Crafted INKS!

 I've been inspired lately by natural dyes and inks. I've collected lichens, mushrooms and moss from the Girdwood Valley and berries from Mt. Alyeska. Friends and family have sent me more interesting berries, nuts and mosses from places far and near! I'm experimenting and creating beautiful limited batches of artisan, hand-crafted drawing inks and some of the colors are FAB!

I designed original labels (my favorite part) for the inks.

Thanks to my East Coast extended family collectors for the
wonderful Black Walnuts  which we affectionately named : : NuHu15 : : (or Nut Hunt 2015!) 

Pokeberries were found in Ohio and given to me by my friend Carole! WOW! look at that color!

NEW OrIgIN@l Ravens, Fabrics, and Patterns -oH mY! Only at The Quilted Raven in downtown Anchorage

LOOK! What a wonderful Cindy Shake Design heart emoticon display at The Quilted Raven! Now you can create your very own Raven garden flags, wall art quilt or other project with these new LASER CUT RAVENS! Includes a package of 5 designs! OR, how about crib size Alaska ABC fabric, also available in a fat quarters. http://www.quiltedravenalaska.com/

Row By Row Experience Has Started!

Alright quilters, we know you're excited! Alaska Row by Row Experience started June 21st, and The Quilted Raven has TWO patterns you can choose from ("Salmon Swim" designed by Cindy Shake!) You must be in the store to pick up the pattern of your choice. Limit one pattern per customer... we can't ship to you until October 31st per the contest rules, but we do have kits available for you to purchase in the store. Take a look at these lovely options, for this year's "water" theme!

New Sculptures Up For Bid!

 "Here Fishy, Fishy!" Plasma cut and welded steel outdoor garden sculpture will patina beautifully after being exposed to the elements. Approx. size is 70" tall x 24" deep. This sculpture has been donated to the American Cancer Society Wine and Food Festival -April 11. Bid high and bid often! Thank goodness I had my sweet boy Gus to help sling steel - I'm out of shape!

"Dotem" will be available for bid at the
25th Annual Catholic Social Services Charity Ball
Saturday, May 9th! 

NEW ABC Fabric is almost ready!

A SNEAK PEEK at what Jana Hayenga at The Quilted Raven and I have been working on! Limited Edition, custom designed Alaska Animal Alphabet 100% cotton FABRIC!! Yes, we are sewing up the wonderful creative possibilities NOW ...baby quilts, cloth ABC books, cloth blocks, flags and more! We are so InSpiReD heart emot

Ravens In Juneau!

Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott visited with me in my Capitol office today. He liked the raven art theme in my office--he's a Raven Clan leader! Note the raven flags above us by Anchorage artist Cindy Shake.
 — with Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and Cindy Shake atAlaska State Capitol.

Art Making For a Cause -New Metal Sculptures for the Alaska SeaLife Center and KNBA

 Making "Art for the Sea!" Bid high and bid often at the Alaska SeaLife Center 2014 Blue Tie Gala Feb. 15 at the Dena'ina Center Anchorage -"Within the Sea" plasma cut and welded steel seal, 60" w x 34" tall, original wall sculpture. https://alaskasealife.ejoinme.org/?tabid=506057
This is a wonderful event that benefits one of my favorite places to find inspiration, The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK. VIP Trips with Seals, Sea Lions, Otters and More -The Alaska SeaLife Center Gala ("Blue Tie" event Feb. 15 -Dena'ina Center ANC) LIVE Auction Items are now posted! https://alaskasealife.ejoinme.org/?tabid=506057

Happy to share my other latest metal sculpture by making "Art for Music" for the upcoming KNBA Art Auction, Feb. 20. "Rhythm Ribbon Seal" is 54" w x 32" t plasma cut and welded steel with heat treated details and embellished with glass beads strung on copper wire. This Seal will be part of the Silent Auction. http://nativeartauction.org/