Monday, January 30, 2012
The show opening on Saturday night was a mob scene, with lots of cream puff cake being handed out! We enjoyed seeing all the familiar faces and meeting new fiber art lovers (or at least, new to us). Afterwards, we took over the second floor lobby of the Warwick for more wine, food, and fun.
If you get a chance, come check out the show at the Art Institute of Colorado in downtown Denver near 12th and Lincoln - it runs through February.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Here's a sample of some fairly blah fabric I had done one layer of deconstructed silk screening with. The colors I chose were light toned green, tan and some light orange. I have now added some areas of rust with a foam print. (Easiest thing in the world - you can see more in an article I wrote for the Aug/Sept issue of Quilting Arts magazine).
Moral of the story; always go the extra mile!
Work smarter, not harder. . . I'm having a thermofax screen made of my flower doodle drawing. I plan on incorporating faint shapes of it into my layered surface designs for fabric. More on this when I get it back from Lyric Kinard in N. Carolina.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I had saved and dried leaves from last September (it doesn't seem that long ago, does it)? Everything went wrong with my gelatin plate printing - it froze in the fridge, it cracked, it was watery when it thawed. I attempted to use the dried leaves and they stuck to the cracked mess, etc. I was pretty frustrated, but this apparently is a process when even your worst day has some nice results. I took this swatch and printed over it with found objects (in this case I used an old greeting card with die cuts). Using complementary colors is a can't miss, no fail way to pump it up. . . more later on the progress of my gelatin prints as I continue to salvage them.