Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Workshops Coming!


I have a number of workshops coming up but let me tell you about 3 of my workshops!

A Brand Spankin new workshop will make it’s 2nd debut on April 29 at the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA. Its called Media Mix Creative Photo Transfer Collage! Oh yes- a mouth full but such fun!
            I love collage. I love how you can use bits and pieces of treasured items, saved scraps, special papers and painted fabrics to create amazing works of collage art. I like composing them and sometimes stitching on them. This workshop takes collage one step further by transferring a black and white image, printed on printed paper, over the top of the entire or part of the collage with “wow-ser” results!
            I’ll show you my collage techniques and this simple transfer technique that will blow your collage out of the water. Excited? You bet!
student working on transfer over a collage with vintage linens!
Fun and relaxing, I hope you’ll join me!
                 
Session ll   Quilting by the Lake- more information here

            Holographic Memories is one of my signature workshops. I’ve been teaching this workshop for over 10 years with fantastic results. People are amazed by the finished, mounted piece as it creates an almost 3-D image with just 2 printed photographs.
filming back in 2007 with Quilting Arts
I provide almost everything, including your photo printed on silk organza and transfer paper.
            Join me to create a special photo of your loved one, home or special place in this simple yet difficult looking project!
student's work won a ribbon! Congrats Tracy!
            Conversely, Digital Explorations is on of my newest workshops. It’s a condensed version of my book in 3 days! We’ll explore printing on paper, fabric and some pretty usual surfaces. You will need a printer and a way to use it, such as your computer, but then you won’t need to bring a sewing machine unless you want to. This enables you to print at your own speed but you could share with a friend.
printing a fabric collage
            I’ll introduce you to digital grounds and wet your muse with ideas you can spin off of. The focus is on experimentation and, well, exploring the surfaces!
and so much more!! Woo-who!
More workshop venues on my blog- http://fiberartgoddess.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 9, 2017

and the beat goes on,...More ARTifacts!

Joining Seth Apter in his no rules collaboration with art journaling. 

Artifacts (plural noun): objects made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
ARTifacts (plural noun): a collaborative project for 2017 documenting adventures in art. 


Journaling has been a part of my life, in one way or another, since I was a kid. Today, besides the joy of texturing & collaging pages, I convert them digitally!
Fascinating! 
More in my new book, a labor of love!
or Autographed Copieshttp://tiny.cc/fieohy

Sunday, March 5, 2017

#ARTifacts with Seth Apter

Collaborative Project for 2017with Seth
his words


"To answer the most popular question: anything goes. My original idea was to use this project as a way of documenting my daily art life. Almost like a diary or scrapbook. I have attached a few images of my early January pages so you get a sense of the direction I am taking
"








Journaling has been a source of inspiration and introspection for years. These actions of drawing, painting, composing, scrap booking or just jotting down thoughts help guide me through challenges, art making and joys of life.
 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Art Quilt Class with Wen Redmond At the Whistler Museum in Lowell, MA

Whistler House Museum of Art
Lowell Art Association, Inc.
243 Worthen Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 452-7641


register - HERE

Supply List:
Inexpensive chip brush
Plastic works surface or tarp at least 16 x 16
Assortment of light to medium colored lightweight fabrics and/or scraps 

Threads and string
Iron and pad
Old dryer sheet in case of sticking fusible
Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
Scissors

Supplies to finish quilt-batting and backing for 12 x 12 quilt
Sewing machine and supplies
Hand sewing supplies and thicker thread or pearl cotton
Hairdryer is helpful
Small plastic bag 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Quilting by the Lake Faculty Profile

Quilting by the Lake Faculty Profile 


 more information on my July classes check this
 
information about printers- see this

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Having learned the rules...


I'm uncertain who stated this but it still has great impact for me.
 "Having learned the rules, we can decide for ourselves when to follow them and when to color outside the lines. Today is a great day to choose to listen to inspiration and let your inner child come out to play. This decision is harder for some people than it is for others, so when we make the bold choice to follow our hearts and inner guidance, we actually help others to make the same choice. 
 We can teach by example, allowing friends and strangers to see how we light up when we shine our light, and how others respond as well. Although not everyone will approve, there will be those who will lend support and encourage such unfettered demonstrations of life.

 Those who are attracted to our light are the kindred spirits we should keep around us at all times, but if we don't let our unique sparkle be seen, those spirits may have a difficult time finding us. As we express ourselves freely and joyously today, we allow ourselves to be shining examples and beacons for kindred souls."

Please let me know if you know the author. Photos are mine, created from my technique of sneaky layering, published in my new book- see sidebar- and taught in my Digital Explorations Workshop. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

inkAid- magic formula!

When you print to a variety of surfaces you need to prepare your surfaces with a digital ground.
A digital ground is a medium you apply to the surface that allows the inkjet ink to 'stick'.

I use inkAid. It comes in clear, colors and non-porous. You can buy a smaller sampler set to try!
There's much more about this magic product in my book- link on right.
or go to their website- here

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Artifacts with Seth- Journaling with art, inspiration and collage

from the journal Mind Pourings
I'm joining Seth in his "ARTifacts: A Collaborative Project for 2017" to share "art memories", inspirations and more as we venture down the road of art journaling. 
"Journaling has been a source of inspiration and introspection for years. 


These actions of drawing, painting, composing, scrap booking or just jotting down thoughts help guide me through challenges, art making and joys of life."

Friday, January 27, 2017

Inexpensive Epson Printer recommendations found on Amazon

A few folks have asked me about what I recommend for printers. I think Epson is hard to beat.
If you are taking my new workshop- Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media 
a small inexpensive printer like these will enable you to print at you own speed. 
After all if you were taking a quilting class, would you share you sewing machine?

All have DURABrite inks. There are videos on Amazon too.

Epson Expression Home XP-330 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Epson Expression Home XP-430 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

Epson XP-640 Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Come Join me in Australia!

Play Down Under!

 Join me next January for Digital Explorations in Australia! 

Click here for more information!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Take it from Here

In my book and workshop, Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media, I explore ways of composing photographs in various ways. 

This original photograph was cropped and stretched to create a long rectangle. I usually enhanced hue, either before layering or after. This is especially true when printing to a somewhat absorbent surface such as fabric and some papers.
Each of the 3 photos were created by exploring what would happen when layered with my painted fabrics. Some photos simply don't work but what a satisfying surprise when it does!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

Learn with me at Schweinfurth!

19 Holographic Memories & Thermal Facts 

20 Digital Explorations in Fiber & Mixed Media

Expand your vision of a digital print with inkjet printing on fiber and mixed media substrates. The types of substrates that can be created are nearly limitless. Explore the possibilities! This workshop is based on Wen’s new book which due out in early 2017 from CT Publishing. A general knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or a similar editing program is advantageous but not necessary. Bringing a printer may be helpful. This workshop focuses on experimentation and construction.
Dates: Wednesday - Friday, July 26 - 28, 2017 
Levels: All levels 
Tuition: $380

Sunday, January 1, 2017

the Best of the New year to all!

“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. 

There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

— Martha Graham

Monday, December 19, 2016

Autographed Copies of my book Digital Fiber Art

Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos and Fabric for Mixed Media Masterpieces!
Compose, create, and print innovative art quilts starting from your own digital photographs! Well-known fiber artist Wen Redmond starts with the tools and equipment you'll need―any image editing software and a standard inkjet printer―and teaches you to alter images, print them on a variety of fibers, and accentuate them with stitching. With a sense of adventure, even a beginner can apply these mixed-media techniques to create new and innovative works of art.

Shipping is added to total price, which will take you to Pay Pal for payment.
You don’t actually need an account with them to pay, a credit card will do.
As always, thank you for your patronage and support!

Art-fully yours,
$29.99 plus $6.20 for priority shipping within US 
(if you're out of the US, I'll mail the book and invoice you viva PayPal for the difference in cost.)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

the Links

Links!
the list goes on..
here's the signature links I have on my email composition page
too long?
just right?
what do you think?

Wen Redmond 
Making the Imagination Real
Contemporary Art in Fiber 
or Autographed Copieshttp://tiny.cc/fieohy
Newsletter Sign Up
WEBSITE http://wenredmond.com 
FaceBook
- http://tiny.cc/3xomhy 
Etsy UpLIFTmeNTs Shop- http://tiny.cc/zdeohy
Fine Art America- http://tiny.cc/ebeohy
Instagram- http://tiny.cc/8feohy
Professional Member of SAQA- http://tiny.cc/55ktey
U Tube Channelhttp://tiny.cc/j6ktey
Hanover, Concord, North Conway, Nashua, Meredith and Hooksett I-93 N

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quilt Japan Award!

I attended the wonderful fiber exhibit Quilt Visions in San Diego CA this October. I was awarded the Quilts Japan award for my work The Creative Hand!  

Since 1994, Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association and Nippon Vogue Co. Ltd. have sponsored Quilt Japan Award annually. These awards are for the nonprofit contest "Quilt National" and "Quilt Vision", held for American and Japanese quilters friendship.
I will be flying to Japan to teach this coming October! 



More information about the Japan Handicraft Instructors' Association and Nippon Vogue Co. Ltd. can be found here-   http://www.jhia.org/english/index.html

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Newsletter Update

Fall! Imagine that!
Enjoy the colors as the weather turns to the chill of winter…
Moments of art making leave me breathless with color!

At the Moment ..

            I’m over the moon with the news that my book is now available on Amazon! Imagine! It’s titled ‘Digital Fiber Art: Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece’
It will be physically available in December, available for pre-order now on Amazon -  http://tinyurl.com/z7jcb2e
'inspirational printing ideas for fabric, paper and subversive materials'

            I am included in an exhibit in South Berwick Maine. Lovely write up and all the information -http://www.emporiumframing.com

            I’ll be attending the wonderful fiber exhibit Visions in San Diego CA mid October. I am told I’ll be receiving an award! But hush! It’s still unannounced.

I participated in a group show, Body of Works, at NHAA’s Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth this summer and it looked fabulous! I have work there occasionally.

Additional Exhibits
Solo Exhibit at Textile Center, Minneapolis- BREAKING THE SURFACE: CREATING DIGITAL FIBER ART
Artist of Month Hanover League of NH Crafts Gallery
Honorable Mention in the exhibit Fiber Options, Annapolis, MD
TIQE at the National Tainan Living Art Center in Tainan City, Taiwan
Quilt Visions
8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Concord NH- Emergence: Craft + Technology 
Radical Elements exhibit, lecture & demo at RUTH FUNK CENTER FOR TEXTILE ARTS
            Melbourne, FL
International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas
Original Sewing and Quilting Expo Atlanta, GA, Lakeland, FL, & Worcester, MA
Quilts Expo Des Moines, IA
Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK

If you get the magazine Fiber Art Now, I was the featured artist in the Summer issue!


Early Holiday Gift Buying? Why not art?
            Studio Sales Blog is up to date. I use the blog to list art inbetween exhibits of for works that are retired and are terrific buys!
            Use PalPay buttons for simple purchase ( no account needed) I hope you’ll visit!

Thinking ahead…
            I have a swath of new and old workshops available for a while.
List and information on my blog, on tab at the top. Please recommend me to your organization. Link- http://tiny.cc/p9ktey

            I am teaching at Quilting by the Lake in NY Session II: Sunday, July 23rd -Friday, July 28 2017
link for more information- HERE

Workshops coming in Japan and Australia in 2018

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Thanks for you artful support!

Wen
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