Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Medium Lifts

One of the MOST exciting things about printing is creating one's own unique surface. No more simply printing on fabric or shiny photo paper! Make it your OWN!
This is the content of my Digital Explorations Workshop- see workshop tab at the top of the blog for more info. 
Here's a clipped video of creating a medium lift.
last sentence was- " It just peels up all that leftover paint making unique marks on the surface you placed on the gel medium surface." And yes- It's FUN and uses up the leftover paint making the plastic clean again for additional use!

Photo Filter Experiments

so much fun
original image, desaturated 
changing to blackand white
stained glass filter
plastic wrap filter
I love to play around with PhotoShop and the myriad of cellphone app's available!
charcoal filter
black and white image printed on painted surface

charcoal filter on pierced watercolor paper            
print the images on surfaces you can create  
plastic wrap filter printed on paper, torn, painted and stitched together

more ideas in my book- see side bar for link
and



then changing the surface too!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Collaging the surface

My last piece, Layers of Meaning, was made from a very large collage with a photo printed overlay of silk organza and hand sewed on to the top.
I am creating another collage background with gesso overpainted photographs from an advertisement. 
I’m debating whether to print on directly on top or do another silk organza overlay. What do you think?

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Seasonal Treats!

a special Christmas gift is when a gallery calls me to tell me a work has been sold!   YES!  
Refracted Memories
A photograph of frozen water reached into my memories of long ago nostalgia.
original photo
Manipulated photo
Manipulated original digital photograph, divided into 6 different size images, printed on an Epson 2400 onto unbleached Fuji silk. Stitched with thread. 15x23
silk organza free overlay with cut designs

Friday, December 14, 2018

Intertwined



delighted to share Congratulations! With 387 entries, you are one of 58 artists selected for Focal Point by juror Jay Gould, Maryland Institute College of Art. 
Intertwined        
Digital Fiber Collage
Statement
A Voice requires certain awareness. Listening. When a individual hears one’s voice for the very first time, a certain light turns on that can never be turned off again. Ignored maybe, but returns, reminds and if needs be, shouts.
Digitally manipulated and fused photograph printed on interfacing and lutradur. Quilted & collaged. Tied with pearl cotton. 17x29 

View accepted work--HERE

Friday, November 23, 2018

Layers of Meaning

Layers of Meaning

A solitary boat slides across a bloom of Queen Ann’s Lace viva a hand created digital photo. The boat is the heart of the piece while the shoots of the flower direct the creative energy beyond and outward.
            This is a journey is taken together with like-minded artists, a kinship of art making. This confirmation, this encouragement, has the power of affirmation. Mark making, exploring, taking me beyond my edges, an excursion, causing much consideration to create works that reflect not only a current theme but also my own personal symbolism. Layers of Meaning.

final collage

1st collage- discarded
detail of under collage
Construct
Multi-layered collage of molding paste, paint, teabags liners, text, string and found items was created on a substrate. This was quilted.  A layered manipulated image, printed on silk organza, floats above, beckoning closer inspection. Hand and machine stitched. 30x50
adding silk organza overlays
Photography has spoken to me for decades. When I was able to use my photography to create digital fiber works, my work exploded. Presently, I either manipulate images using a variety of digital tools or create unique substrates to print on or over-lay which influences the final image in a physical way.    
Materials 
Interfacing, batting, molding paste, paint, tissue paper, recycled tea bag liners, text, string, gesso and specialty mediums, and digitally prepared silk organza.  
finished!
detail 
 Inspiration- art as a journey; symbolized in a layered manipulated image of a lone boat crossing a lake, a Queen Anne’s lace blossom and painted fabrics for color. This is printed on silk organza that floats, like the boat and seeds in the air, to be caught, perchance to land.  30x50 


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Quilt Visions, CA

My work, Drawn to the Edge, on display at Quilt Visions, CA. 



Thank you to Bénédicte Caneill for taking the pictures!

Friday, November 16, 2018

THINGS THAT MATTER

proud to be included in 
THINGS THAT MATTER Nov 8, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019 Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ
Thirty one fiber artists use their individual talents to let their voices be heard. They remind us that THIS thing, idea, place or part of our world should not be forgotten or undefended when at risk from intolerance, ignorance, indifference or greed. They offer us intuitive responses, sorrows, desires to right things, to protect what may be disappearing. And they offer hope, a tender need to call out to the world to remember precious things in life. 
Statement
Being near water has been a source of contemplation and comfort all of my life. I share this joy in my work in a variety of ways. With time, water leaves it’s marks on rock, sand and me. This is what matters. The time it takes to re-connect.This happens when I take myself to the woods, the ocean, in nature. Going outside to go inside. This is the life blood of my art. My source, my well.
            “Making my art allows me to tap into levels of perception, becoming more aware, more conscious, & more grateful. I’ve loved photography my entire life. This brings a tender sensitivity to one’s surroundings. I make the art then the art makes me.”
Techniques One of a kind fiber photographs,
exploring the marks left by water, are printed onto inkjet ready natural cotton canvas, creativity stitched and cut into segments with some freedom of movement. Edges painted & segments tied together with pearl cotton.
Materials- inkjet ready natural

more information- here

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wisconsin Quilt Museum

an invitation to exhibit Wisconsin Museum of Quilts.
Some of my works at the

Wisconsin quilt Museum. 
Thanks for the photographs Deborah Fell!

The Only Way Out Is In

yay! Another sold work! Thank you buyer!!
The Only Way Out Is In
 Digital Fiber
A deserted apartment, an inviting door. What comes next?

Images are printed onto treated natural textiles and teabag liners, combining painting and digital media into a one of a kind art piece.
Creatively stitched. 12x12

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Reminder Upcoming Workshop!

November 28-December 2 at Hudson River Valley Art Workshops- 3 days of Digital Explorations - Info http://www.artworkshops.com/art-workshop-in…/wen_redmond.htm
'Leafing'- mixed media- digital print on painted interfacing over a leaf print in white gesso. 
AND
'Edges Between'
Featured on an online exhibit, Visions Museum, CA http://www.visionsartmuseum.org/online-exhibit-2-2/
And to Top it off!

Delighted to have a solo corridor gallery exhibit at World of Threads!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Edge of Winter

lovely news- I received Honorable Mention for my work- Edge of Winter at the New Hampshire Art Association, Lincoln Levy Gallery, in Portsmouth! 


This is especially exciting as it is a photograghy exhibit! My work crosses medium's in this regard.
Photograph was slightly manipulated for contrast and printed on digitally prepared textured molding paste. I use inkAid's digital grounds. In this case, it was a combination of clear #2 and pearl. The printed photo was cut into segments and mounted, with variegated pearl cotton, on black dyed wool, both for color and contrasting matt wool’s appearance.  Further collage elements were added. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dinner at Eight in Houston- Fond Farewell!


     I have been lucky enough to participated in all but 2 of these wonderfully curated exhibits at the International Quilt Festival since 2009. Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison are the women behind the curtain. They have come up with different themes for each year's exhibit and host a lovely dinner for those who can attend.
     This year is the The Best of Dinner at Eight Artists: Celebrating 10 Years of Exhibitions. Each artist selected a theme from the last 9 years for the final exhibition. Quilt size must conform to 30” wide by 50” high.

     My piece, Layers of Meaning, draws on Personal Iconography! It is constructed from an under collage with a digital photograph I created, printed on digital ready silk organza, as an overlay.
looking under
Inspiration- art as a journey; symbolized in a layered manipulated image of a lone boat crossing a lake, a Queen Anne’s lace blossom and painted fabrics for color. This is printed on silk organza that floats, like the boat and seeds in the air, to be caught, perchance to land. 
The boat is the heart of the piece while the shoots of the flower direct the creative energy beyond and outward
This journey is taken together, with like-minded artists, a kinship of art making. This confirmation, this encouragement, has the power of affirmation. Mark making, exploring, taking me beyond my edges, an excursion, causing much consideration to create works that reflect not only a current theme but also my own personal symbolism. Layers of Meaning.
detail of undercollage
Construct
Multi-layered collage of molding paste, paint, teabags liners, text, string and found items was created on a substrate. This was quilted.  A layered manipulated image, printed on silk organza, floats above, beckoning closer inspection. Hand and machine stitched. 
second under collage

first under collage
Materials -interfacing, batting, molding paste, paint, tissue paper, recycled tea bag liners, text, string, gesso and specialty mediums, and digitally prepared silk organza. 

More about Dinner at Eight and all the rest of the fine artists- here


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

My SAQA Auction Dream Collection 018

SAQA's auction will take place online from September 14 through October 7. 
All proceeds help support SAQA's exhibition and outreach programs. 

Soft with a Splash of KaPow!

Contrasts and softness, neutrals and color, awareness awakened as with a zen mediation bell. 


To see all the the pieces with closer views- go here
Questions? Please email at auction@saqa.com.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...