Friday, October 22, 2010
Photographs wake up
Surprising Spirit Moments
These Treasures to keepI have had 3 photos juried into The Eye of the Quilter: Inspiration exhibit, on display at the upcoming International Quilt Market and Festival shows in Houston, Texas. Wilma Hart, Curator
Coming Out of the Dark
This lighthouse was one of the first photos I created in Photoshop and represents my experiments in color and form. The upshot angle, set off center gives one a dizzying experience of leaping into the unknown.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Look for the article in the Dec10/Jan 11 issue.
I use just about any natural or found items for an easy method of printmaking on paper or cloth.
Recently, I did a trial run with my fiber art group- SAFA .
Kathy looks like she has some great results!
We had lots of fun. Once you start-watch out!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I am fortunate I have two studios. One was just featured in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Fall issue. It's my ‘out of home’ studio located in an old mill. See other studios here AND here
I also work at my in home studio. They function differently. I use my converted master bedroom studio for office work, shipping, mounting work, quilting and computer storage and printing. The room has ¾ walls or knee walls, which presents a challenge.
I don’t have design wall as a result but use 3x4' sheets of foam installation that I have cut and foam boards of the same size. These rest in a pile against the wall and I just pull out the current work. The foam boards provide a unique transport system for traveling to my other studio during composition times.
A large table made from 2 large gorilla shelves, 36” high, are topped with a plywood tabletop, dominates the center of the room. I cover this with acrylic felt cotton duck and occasionally plastic. It’s a great base for most printing, surface design and ironing. When I need to have a cutting table I simply flip a large cutting mat on top!
I store fabric and supplies underneath, very handy. On one side, I tuck my ironing board, ready to use and the other side has a large freestanding kitchen island found at a local thrift store.
One other item I love about my studio is rocks. I collect large rocks when I go to the nearby beach. They are beautiful and I use them for weights when I need to press books or when I’m mounting work.