Friday, April 11, 2008

Art Quilt Elements


Back from Art Quilt Elements- What a whirlwind trip! Lots of wonderful art pieces and quilts. It was really nice meeting people and putting names to faces, esp. from the yahoo list. Kathy Angel Lee and Linda Wickey and I faced the highways in NY, NJ, Conn, MA and NH to arrive at Wayne PA!! The show was beautifully hung. My piece was in the main gallery. I was really surprised and pleased!
I took the Digital Approaches Workshop with Leslie Noble Farber. She is a assisant professor at Paterson State, near where my father lives in NJ! What a jam-packed eventful workshop! Lots of things were happening right from the beginning and continued to stimulate us the entire 3 days. We immediately started out preparing a variety of substrates, surfaces to print on, these included collage techniques with gel mediums and ink aid to fine papers. We learned how to set up the image in Photoshop and send it to the printer driver and print out our prepared surfaces. We printed on all kinds of fabric, a variety of pellon interfacing, and even plastic! Once everything was ready you inserted your substrate into the printer, talked nicely to it, coaxed it along and prayed!
We experimented with a variety of other techniques of photographic transfer each day such as ink jet transfers, decal sheets, T-shirt transfers, and sticky paper transfers to paper lithography. We touched on resists and methods of spray fixatives- that definitely need to be dried in a well-ventilated area.
This workshop was a great introduction to basic digital printing using your computer, Photoshop and substrates.
Glad to be home!!
Now to get back to work an finish a bunch of pieces for my solo show in May at the Lincoln Levy gallery in Portsmouth. I am so inspired and itching to get at it!
I did, however, get a phone call from a writer from New England Home Magazine, a regional version of Architectural Digest and he also writes for Readers Digest. He is coming to interview me and view my work at my studio in Rollinsford on Tuesday! Yikes! I am so excited!! Of course the place is a mess as I am getting ready for the show and classes at Exeter Fine Crafts. He'll get the real deal!

3 comments:

Joyce said...

Wen,

I do so enjoy your contributions to the QA list and enjoy visiting your blog.

I lived over 40 years of my life in the Stoneham and Andover, MA areas before moving to Tennessee in 1994. I love reading about what is happening "at home" the familar addresses, the names, etc. I belonged to the Merrimack Valley Quilters in Haverhill, MA (now they meet in Plaistow, NH I think) and was one of the original volunteers at the NEQM. My friend, Jackie Copeland, and I were on the Cinderella Committee. One Monday a month we cleaned the museum!!!

I had to set alot of my quilting aside when I divorced and moved. Now my kids are grown and out on their own so I have returned to my Berninas. I treated myself to a 730 Artista in 2006 and having a blast with it! Every time I use it I find something different to do!!!

Keep up your posts about NE!!! Shovel some snow for me, and don't get stuck in the mud!

Joyce Teal
www.QuiltedArt.blogspot.com

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