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  • I am a tapestry artist & naturalist living in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, an environment of constant inspiration. Within these pages you will find not only a portfolio of my works but also many tales, thoughts, and musings about my journeys in tapestry weaving & life; the two are as closely linked as warp & weft and so should not be separated.


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    I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.
    Jackson Pollock

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  • Grand Journey
    I was the September 2010 Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim. This is a chronological portfolio of the creation of Grand Journey, a tapestry depicting a life size California Condor in flight over Grand Canyon that the Park requested me to weave. The finished tapestry is approximately 6 feet wide by 10 feet in height. Creation of this piece began in December 2010 and was completed in February 2013. She will go on permanent display at the North Rim's Visitor Center in late summer of 2013. I have the distinct pleasure and honor of being the first contemporary tapestry weaver to be awarded a National Park Artist Residency, and also the first to have my work included in a National Park's permanent art collection!


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Gaelyn, you are the one who turned me on to Allison's work. I haven't seen your necklace, but when you told me about it, I just knew I had to check out her other things!

Hi, Bonnie, it is so nice to "meet" you... the little painting kit really has made a difference for me. In the past I always brought too many things to draw/paint with, & trying to choose what to do left me frozen, which usually ended up in my doing nothing. The small size of the sketchpad means I can do a painting in about 20 minutes or less (which is all we got in Kath's class), so that helped remove the obstacle of time needed to fill a big blank page.

Janie, thank you so much for being my "virtual" companion! Your emails have really kept me from feeling too lonely during my time here. We will definitely have to return here to hike & paint, it is perfect... hikes are right at hand & not hard, the scenery everywhere you look is outstanding, & you hardly see anyone else on the trail.

Dennis, none of this would ever have been possible without your love & support!


My dear I love the colors you chose for upriver, and we miss you.

Bonnie Klatt

Forgot to include this in my previous comments: I really like your choices for earrings - clean simple designs. So, I checked out Marble Canyon's website. Thanks for including that. Great jewelry...unfortunately, the earrings she has on the web are more complex in nature/design. Wish she sold the cleaner/simpler designs like you acquired.

Jane Hoffman

How I wish I could be there as a companion hiker and watercolorist. Your narrative of your hike was so absorbing.I can't wait to read more. Good luck with the demo on Saturday.

Bonnie Klatt

Thank you for sharing your journey, Lyn. I, too, am a tapestry weaver and ATA member. I have silently followed your blog on and off over the past few years. It was only recently that I checked it out again, to be pleasantly surprised with your artist-in-residency opportunity. How wonderful! The landscape you capture via photos, sketches, and tapestry is absolutely lovely - and quite different from where I live in the western end of NY state. Thank you for the great idea for a travel watercolor kit! I am always trying to upgrade and simplify mine for my travels. I just received my copy of Georgia O'Keeffe: The Poetry of Things. Looking forward to reading through it.


I love the Widforss Wizard with the magical aspen and Upriver is coming along nicely. Allison is an awesome artisan. I have a necklace of the canyon.

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