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MERRILY28 said:   January 15th, 2015 12:18 pm 
I was having lunch at the Starving Artist Bistro on the corner of Fort Washington and Friant and saw 4 of your Thread Paintings on display. It was so nice and by the way the food is the best in the Valley and famous Artists of all kinds had their works of art on display throughout the Bistro. Yours was my favorite!

MERRILY LEE said:   January 8th, 2015 4:12 pm 
I stood on the bridge where Monet painted the Lilly Pad that you stitched, it was in his backyard which covered over an acre of land of strategically placed flower gardens and ponds which are kept in the same order as when he was alive and painting. His home is also kept the same as when he lived there,

MERRILY LEE said:   January 8th, 2015 4:03 pm 
This is 2nd time signing in. I did not understand why I had to write what I saw in order to sign the guest book! I still don't understand but I will do it. Wow I love your work!!

Maureen Millman said:   October 18th, 2014 12:12 pm 
Dina, I had no idea of the depths of your talent. Your work is extraordinary, as are you. Did you start thread painting in Fresno? Hopefully, I can see them "up close an personal" one of these days.

Janie Logoluso said:   August 10th, 2014 7:45 pm 
Beautiful work Dina

Marina Vrouvlianis said:   August 10th, 2014 7:09 pm 
your work is just out of this world! Congratulations Dina!

June Bedell said:   May 15th, 2014 4:38 am 
Always knew you were talented, Dina....beautiful!

TheWisenedCrone said:   December 8th, 2013 9:39 am 
wonderful work~ !!

Sharon Ewing-Rash said:   October 13th, 2013 12:01 am 
I DIDN'T REALIZE THIS E-MAIL WOULD SHOW IN YOUR "COMMENTS". (Just read and delete.) Final part of e-mail message. o You probably have noticed that art embroideries, known as "thread paintings" (made by artists employing the sewing machine) have gained some note in the past few years. There are a number of books written by artists of this genre. That might lead to some good information. o You might also check out greeting card companies that use photos of embroideries. I've seen some, though I don't remember any company names at the moment. (Note: I would hesitate to sell any of your actual original embroideries until I had them professionally photographed so that prints could be made of them for sale in the future.) I think the fact that your embroideries are of famous works of art distinguishes them. I would easily expect to see an article (in Fiberarts magazine, perhaps!) featuring you and your fine works. Museum stores would be a perfect place to have notecards featuring your works. I hope this e-mail isn't too long to be received and that at least a bit of my thoughts will be of interest and help to you. Please stay in touch. Happy, healthy stitching... Sharon

Sharon Ewing-Rash said:   October 12th, 2013 11:51 pm 
Hi, Dina...Thanks for sharing your impressions on my latest painting on "Women Artists & Their Art" site tonight. In case you haven't received my e-mail I sent through Facebook in the last week or so, I'm re-sending now. Since it was pretty long, I'll send in more than one e-mail: September 26 Sharon Ewing-Rash 9/26, 9:20pm Hi, Dina... Sorry I did not get back to you earlier regarding pricing of your work. Just noticed you posted Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" on WA&TA. It is just lovely!! I've never priced any of my fiber works for sale and don't really know what pricing to suggest. Here are my quick thoughts. If I think of more possibilities later, I'll let you know; but I did not want to postpone contacting you. o There are many serious professional fiber artists in the U.S. Perhaps you could do an Internet search ("fiber artist", "fine art, fiber artist", "thread painting", etc.) to see if such a search would lead you to some individual fiber artists' websites/works (that may show prices). o Probably, better yet, is to search galleries that represent the art of fiber artists. Jane Sauer Gallery is one. I attended one of her basketry workshops many years ago at Arizona State University (my alma mater). She has since opened her gallery and represents nationally and internationally known fiber artists. I'm not sure if she has any artists doing art embroidery. A search on "galleries, fiber art" may lead you to other possibilities. o You probably already know of Fiberarts Magazine. It is filled with articles, exhibit information, etc. for the serious fiber artist. Each issue has lots of information on the general serious fiber art scene and related ads in the back. Maybe there will be an article, gallery mention, etc. that would be a good lead for you. (I'll send another e-mail with the other part of this note.)

Glecimar Ramos said:   October 12th, 2013 7:48 am 
Congratulations! Your work is extremely beautiful!

Diane Parrish said:   October 1st, 2013 8:18 am 
WOW! Dina your work is amazing. What beautiful pictures are woven with your threads. Thank you for sharing these marvelous creations.

Lisa Walter-Roe said:   September 9th, 2013 2:42 pm 
Amazingly beautiful Dina. I so impressed...Ive never seen anything like it outside of a museum

Marshall Flam said:   August 16th, 2013 6:39 pm 
Georgeous, amazing,incredible. I can say without prevarication or exaggeration that I saw the very first piece you ever did. Wish I kept those blue jeans.

Sophie said:   July 31st, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Melinda said:   June 18th, 2013 9:30 pm 
I'm amazed Dina, that you have such control over thread that it appears as smooth and flowing as paint! They are all beautiful, and true representations of the originals!

Melinda said:   June 18th, 2013 9:29 pm 
I'm amazed Dina, that you have such control over thread that it appears as smooth and flowing as paint! They are all beautiful, and true representations of the originals!

Jeremy said:   May 20th, 2013 3:19 pm 
Your work is so beautiful, Dina! That's what everybody says, but it is so true. And so many pieces - one more gorgeous than the next!! And to think I knew you when. Thank you for putting together this site.

Lori said:   May 16th, 2013 5:34 am 
My dear friend, Naomi, saw your work in Tel Aviv just the other day and shared it with me knowing of my love of needlework. Such a treat to see your beautiful works of art. It was fun to see them on the ipad because I could enlarge each and every one with the pinch of my fingers and see all of your details with the colors and lines. So many many fine details. You make lovely creations. May you create many many more!

Bob said:   May 5th, 2013 7:41 pm 
Looks great

Lois heisler said:   April 30th, 2013 7:52 am 
Lookin' good!!

June Bedell said:   April 30th, 2013 6:21 am 
Gosh, Dina...these are beautiful. I never knew you did this - don't know how I missed it, but sure glad you've shared. Exquisite! :)

Toni Reale said:   April 29th, 2013 6:47 pm 
Your work is just beautiful.

Laurel said:   April 29th, 2013 5:58 pm 
What a marvelous way to share your outstanding talent!

Lea McAndrews said:   April 29th, 2013 5:48 pm 
You have a wonderful sense of color and interpretation, often making the masters look better!

Terri said:   April 26th, 2013 9:35 am 
Great work Dina!

James T. Stewart said:   April 25th, 2013 6:32 pm 
You know my wife, Sheila. She just turned me on to your site which is drop dead gorgeous! I have done petit point in the past and now that I am going to be fully retired I plan on returning to it. In 1985 I took a blue ribbon and best of show in petit point. It was titled "Tunnel View" which I sketched with a pen on the canvas. 113,520 stitches. The next year I got a little big for my britches and entered fine art with an imagined view of Half Dome and a tree cut down by a chain saw which would normally be a sacrilege in the park, but necessary because of a fungal disease which was killing all the evergreens on the valley floor. No prize this time. A "rug" won, and deserved it! I would have been 4th which still isn't shabby. I'm working on Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls now and have about 200,000 stitches out of a 350,000 total. Stew

Nancy Schreiber said:   April 24th, 2013 7:39 am 
What a fabulous talent. You weave life and warmth into each piece. So impressive!





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