Beth Markel


Making art, and making art matter

Posted on April 29, 2017 by Beth Markel

Recently, there was a very lively, and somewhat vitriolic exchange on one of the art forum groups I belong to.  One artist was explaining a woven piece she had created which simply read “counteract” which I personally think is open to interpretation.  What do you want to counteract, or in her case, WHOM did she […]


Design-Wall-Friday, April 14, 2017

Posted on April 15, 2017 by Beth Markel

Last week at this time, I thought for sure this top would be finished, but I keep expanding it, thinking of conversations I had with my sister, and eventually how those conversations ended when she passed. I’d like to yell at her for dying way too soon. I’d like to hug her and never let […]


Design Wall Friday, DWF 4-7-17

Posted on April 8, 2017 by Beth Markel

I’m back to working on my sister’s quilt – or tribute quilt – and it’s been a roller-coaster week.  Monday would have been my mother’s 93rd birthday, and on her 63rd birthday we had cake with lots of family & friends because it occurred the same night as my sister’s wedding rehearsal and dinner afterward.  […]


Design Wall Friday, DWF

Posted on April 1, 2017 by Beth Markel

The last week has been crazy-busy, but before I started putting all of the left-over strips away from the last improve project, I thought I’d use up some more of my stash and sew some strips together.  I’ve had a project in my head for quite a while, and I think this may be the […]