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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Some of my work

This is the self portrait I made for a Quilting Arts magazine challenge. I once saw my spirit dancing, and that's what this self portrait is about. The beads in the heart area are sterling silver and were a gift from my special friend who found them in Mexico.

These are the original Artful Boxers. I designed them for a wearable art competition. Alas, the competition was cancelled for lack of interest. Artful Boxers started as a joke when I said I was going to be designing lingerie for man. Not men, I was only going to make deisgner lingerie for Jim.

Here's a closeup of the Fish on Accepting Myself.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Artful Buttons

Here are the Artful Buttons I have at the Laughing At The Sun Gallery. I love working with clay, and I've been taking a clay class at the local university. I'm fortunate to have a gifted teacher who is so encouraging! Rather than make test tiles to see what various glazes and techniques will do when fired, I make Artful Buttons.

I'm currently working on a set of Artful Buttons for a quilt idea that's floating about in my brain. I've recently purchased three new glazes and I'm looking forward to experimenting.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Our First Joint Show

Jim and I before our first joint show opened at the Laughing At The Sun Gallery in Mesilla, NM. This was my first show, and I had no idea how exhausting it would be. The opening reception was a grand success. Well attended, and people who had never been to the gallery came. They also bought art. In this photo, you can see the Artful Boxers, Artful Quilts, Artful Socks, Jim's petroglyphs and bowls.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Accepting Myself.
A Quiltart list challenge was to design a quilt that would be a merit badge if one received merit badges as an adult. After many years of feeling like a fish in a forest, I finally decided that I'm okay, it's okay to be a fish and I accept myself. The beads on the head of the fish were a gift from a special friend. She found these beads while she was in Mexico. The intresting part is, I couldn't figure out what to do with the head of the fish, and then the beads arrived in the mail. They coordinated perfectly.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I'm Deb Thuman. I'm an artist, an attorney, a wife, and I'm trying to set up a blog. I'm told this is easier than a web site.

As an artist, my main medium is fiber. I love to sew, to quilt, and to create. I also work with yarn, beads and clay. I find that my clay class has an intriguing influence on my fiber art. As soon as I learn how to post photos of my work, I'll share photos with you.

Thanks for visiting.