If you don’t kick things around with people, you’re out of it. Nobody, I always say, can be anybody without somebody around.”
-Physicist John Wheeler

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Taking the Future Into My Own Hands

This site has a very straightforward purpose.

The economy is in rough shape. Art programs are in jeopardy. Leaders find it impossible to agree. The world shifts uneasily as one dramatic need for change after another is acknowledged.

But through it all, the desire to create prevails.

This project is about community. If you believe making is important - because you have felt its power or because you have witnessed its power in the life of someone you know, then please join this creative community by sharing.

Become a founding member of the new Art Cloth Studios.

Many of you know me personally, will have been in a class with me, or will have heard me speak publicly. You know that my entire professional life has been about stewarding creative energy, because I believe witnessing personal creative energy changes lives.

It changed mine.

This isn’t a non-profit. It isn’t about writing endless applications or applying for block grants. Those activities are worthy, but they take time and a willingness to play by an institution’s rules. That’s not who I am. I am a teacher, a guide, an artist and a maker. The energy I feel for this lifetime is best spent sharing these gifts.

But I can’t do it alone. Please help me.

When the new Art Cloth Studios rises to its potential as a sacred space for shared making and meaning, it will be because it was a group effort.

Any donation - any size - will support the building acquisition fund. I am already halfway to the goal of $36,000. thanks to the generosity of the surface design and textile art community.

Be part of the momentum. When the new studio is established, there will always be a place there for you.

I’ve tried to keep it easy.

You can send me a check:
1134 West Agarita Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78201

Or you can make a donation with Paypal.

If you have any questions or big ideas for the future, write to me.
And thank you in advance for supporting my vision. I hope it is one we will share in person soon.


  1. Jane, you've done the right thing! I'm thinking baseball hats and T-shirts with the logo "823 Fred". As Shoeless Joe Jackson said in "Field of Dreams" ..." if you build it, he will come!" Can't wait to see the space and play. Congratulations and best of luck in the new building.

  2. Way to go, Jane! The new place to be in San Antonio is 823 Fred!! It looks perfect. Congratulations on taking this huge step.

  3. Hi, My word, Bernie and I are sooo proud of you. Will try to help. Sorry we have not kept up with you. Looks like you are really sailing along. Miss carrying your great pieces and miss my shop too. My email is klastre@earthlink.net. Love ya, Karen

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