Author Archives: Catherine Whall Smith
Catherine Whall Smith . . . gets MESSY!
Right now I’m reading “Messy” The power of Disorder to Transform our Lives by Tim Harford, which celebrates messiness in our lives: why it’s important, why we resist it, and why we should embrace it. It is important to note … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares Red (Magenta) is the color for 2023!
How did I know!! A Bold shade of red – Magenta is the color for the year 2023. I’ve been using a lot of RED in my new Bones series. “Body Bones” (50H x 39W) is a complex work created … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares the 2022 Bicentennial House and Quilt of the Month blog posts.
January 2022 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . welcomes in 2022! Posted on January11, 2022 ** February 2022 – Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares the February 2022 “Quilt/Home of the Month” Posted on February 2, 2022 ** March … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . TIME to GET OUT of the Studio!
TIME to get out of the studio and see a show! 2023 – Connecticut Women Artists, Inc. – CWA annual Members show. Location Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar St. New Britain, CT – Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 1 … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . KNOWS it’s BORING, but found more Treasures!
As I work on the hand quilting of this piece, I realize how much I enjoy seeing it’s top (shown below) Rather than the Back – which is pretty BORING! Though a lot of my Art is only quilted from … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . NOT SURE how it happened – the skeleton images!
My “Transfusion” series, which started many years ago – has now become my “BONES” series. The first of this series is “PAIN in my BONES” (70H x 66W) (shown below) – it is a a revisit of my piece “Pain” … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . Studio Up-Date #3 – ALMOST done!
Yes, almost DONE! – But something is off. Creating in the visual moment means I can adjust my art on my design wall. It goes something like this; I’m almost done and I see an area that “needs something”. Maybe, … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith – studio UPDATE #2 – Hand Quilting in a 14 inch hoop.
Below is a detail image of my latest “Transfusion” series piece. I have learned a lot since executing #1. As I hand quilt sections of this piece, in my 14 inch hoop, I am struck by the smaller “PARTS” of … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . shares the December 2022 Bicentennial Quilt of the Month.
The December 2022 Quilt of the month is titled “Marriage is Seldom Black and White . . . but Many SHADES of Grey” Original design – by Catherine Whall Smith (Hand Quilted) Since many marriages occur in a church I … Continue reading
Catherine Whall Smith . . . considers the fabric dots – Studio Update #1.
Even though I purchased the red with white dot fabric to be used as a background design, the more I looked at it the more I realized that the evenly spaced dots would form a perfect vertical line on my … Continue reading