Mary Quite Contrary
Mary Quite Contrary....a view of my heaven, my inspiration for current projects and future installations. Recycled arts, painting, sustainable architecture, fiber, digital and contemporary art along with classic painting and ancient artifacts. Anthropological and various religions views and spiritually uplifting quotes. Vintage, traditional folk arts and did i mention traveling caravans and tree houses?
Barbara De Pirro, 
Vine Plastica, 2009 
Crocheted plastic bags
Mandala of the First Light by Lakandiwa
Shane McAdams (via Beautiful/Decay)
Jeffrey Simmons
Wood Baby, 1981 Mixed media on wood, 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3 inches Signed, dated, and inscribed on verso: Wood Baby / Betty B. Parsons / 1981
spanish artist Lorenzo Duran uses leaves as the canvas for his cutaway art. after washing and drying the leaf, he carefully cuts away segments in a technique akin to those of traditional spanish picado, chinese jianzhi, german scherenschnitte, or swiss papercutting.
Alan Sonfist is an artist/designer who engages with natural landscapes to evoke the hidden narrative of the Earth. His vision and green art projects cross borders to inspire ecological sensibility and conservation.
Barbro Åberg
Italy 1600-1660 (made) Piccolomini, Gullia (maker)
Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Suzani is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاری Suzankāri (needlework).
Suzanis usually have a cotton (sometimes silk) fabric base, which is embroidered in silk or cotton thread. Chain, satin, and buttonhole stitches are the primary stitches used. There is also extensive use of couching, in which decorative thread laid on the fabric as a raised line is stitched in place with a second thread. Suzanis are often made in two or more pieces, that are then stitched together
Detail of a Suzani textile for sale at
Carla Madriga Embroidery
Eastern Rug Pattern
Antonia Perez made from plastic bags
Huichol peoples of western Mexico
The Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations. For the Huichol peoples of western Mexico, the God’s Eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery. The four points represent the elemental processes earth, fire, air, and water.