Thursday, August 26, 2010
I am enjoying the challenge and really like the themes and am making every attempt to stretch myself as an artist. Only time will tell that I have succeeded. Click on the badge for other submissions to the challenge.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
On Monday, my mental health day, I attended a workshop on making fiber/paper postcards. The session was led by Diane Herbort, an acclaimed fiber artist who is in town for a program with the quilt guild I belong to. She had another workshop on Saturday that she calls "Trash Bag Quilting". Both sessions dealt with mixed media and were great fun and learning experiences. I attended just the Monday workshop but friends who came to the class on Saturday had a wonderful time there too.
I made 5 cards and already have two of them ready to go in the mail. Everyone's cards were different and all were works of art.
|all the postcards|
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
|my basement studio-the dungeon|
|screen charged with dye|
I used a plastic placemat for the design. I will give the friend who gave it to me first choice of prints. If she wants one that is. Of course the photos are all crazy and I don't know how to get them in the proper order, but here is all the stuff I've done for the last two days. Notice there are NO photos of laundry.
The place mat was covered in dye after I squeegeed it on to the screen, so I soaked two pieces of fabric with activator, wrang out the excess, and layed them on the placemat and got a couple of direct prints, which look pretty good. The pieces I did today look good too. And I charged another screen with the same dye that has a little yellow added to give it another color. I used different objects for texture. We'll see how that works another day.
I'm very proud of my screens. I made these three for less than $15. It took me about an hour to build them then I sprayed them with clear enamel paint before adding the screen fabric. I already had the supplies and got to use my miter box and stapler. Then I had to wait for the tape to "cure". Notice (or don't) that I forgot to put tape on the sides of the charged screen above. It's one of my old screens. No one died.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
On the way to breakfast Saturday with my son, we spied this rare creature here in midtown. We were very amazed at such a sight as neither of us had ever seen an albino squirrel before. There are plenty of raccoons with this genetic make up around here and everybody's seen a white rabbit. If anyone out there has seen one of these guys, let me know.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
|what's for dinner?|
|have a seat|
But we had fun and ate cheese and pickle sandwiches with chips and juice for the picnic. Yummy!