Monday, February 27, 2012

Outside/Inside the Box

My work Cormorant's Perch is honored to be included in this exhibit.

Outside/Inside the Box

Crane Arts Building, Icebox Project Space
March 2 - April 15, 2012


1400 North American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Wed – Sun, 12 - 6pm; until 9pm on the 2nd Thurs of each month

Wheelchair Accessible
Slide show- here
Cormorant's Perch
Digital Fiber
Digital manipulated interpretations of a single photograph, created by melding the photograph, and painted fabric in photo shop. This is fused digitally and printed with an Epson 2400 on a variety of inkjet prepared fabrics. The digital fiber photographs are mounted on free sections using heavy stabilizer. Segments are creatively stitched and held together with a hand-tied bookbinding method using dyed pearl cotton.
Edges and top are sealed with UV medium and paint.
30x47

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Workshops Coming Up and New Gallery Blog

UpLIFTMeNTs!

My new gallery for small works blog!
http://wenredmond.blogspot.com 
AND
Join Wen in her own studio in Rollinsford, NH, for 
In Studio Workshops in Surface Design  APRIL 2012                

Spring in on Saturdays

4-week series covers a variety of surface design methods…

APRIL 7     Fab Fabric Painting- just featured at Pro Chem

APRIL 14   Basic Silk-screening


APRIL 28   Creating Thermal Fax Silkscreens


MAY 5        Stalking the Wild Print –published in Cloth Paper Scissors 2011
           

You'll learn new techniques or be inspired by new ideas.
            Wen Redmond, a fabric artist for over 30 years, will offer the workshops at her studio, #336, at Salmon Falls Mills, 1 Front St. Rollinsford, NH. (Directions www.millartists.com or GPS)
            The workshops run from 10-4. The first day will start at 9:30 for registration and payment. The cost is $295.00 for entire series or $80.00 per individual class. There is a small materials fee for each workshop.
            There is only room for 6 students so register early. There will be a registration fee of ½ total cost to hold your place in the workshop. For example, if you take all four workshops a total registration fee of $147.50 is due one month aheadof workshop. Workshops will be cancelled 2 weeks in advance if it is a no go. I will return your checks if this is the case.
            When filled, I will post workshop as closed on my tab on my blog. http://fiberartgoddess.blogspot.com.
           
To Register 
EMAIL Wen at wenredmond@yahoo.com for enrollment information and workshop supply list. Please indicate “surface design class”.
 To insure maximum individual attention to each person’s artistic interests, there will be only 6 participants in each of the 2012 classes.
Registration OPENS for all workshops January 10, 2012.
Registration CLOSES for all workshops March 15, 2012. 

I appreciate your support!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fabric Printing with Georgia on My MInd


I found a carved woodcut of Georgia O'Keefe that my daughter, Theresa, made in art school. 
I decided to print some shirts. 
I used fabric screening paints but any thickish paints or dyes would work. Roll out your paint on a palette and roll onto the woodcut. You can also make a cut out of a Styrofoam tray that you usually discard. You know the ones veggies and such come in at the grocery store.
 Be careful not to apply too much paint at once or it might seep into the recessed part of the woodcut design.
You can place an old newspaper, magazine or plastic in-between the shirt front and back to protect the back from paint seepage. 


The woodcut is inked and is ready to print. Flip and position where you want it. I print on a table that has a low loft firm batting covered with cotton duck. Printing works best on a padded surface. 
I used the antique iron to press down, 'ironing' the print onto the shirt.
Ta- Daaa!
OK, 3 shirts is enough. It is fun though!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Complete

"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and with out soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the should. And Creativity is what makes life worth living." Marion Woodman
Complete
new work in encaustic

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Tomorrow's the Day" FotoFiber!

Consider donating to the American Cancer Society for Cancer Research and getting a wonderful bonus fiber delight and photograph in the process.
directions HERE.
Choose from Ninety beautiful and inspiring photos by 
Virginia A. Spiegel, Karen Stiehl Osborn, and Cynthia Wenslow. 

Cynthia Wenslow
Karen Stiehl Osborn
Virginia A. Spiegel
All photos are:
1. 7x5" and mounted to archival acid-free 1/8" foam board
2. Matted with an archival mat to 10x8."
3. Titled/signed, packaged in a clear envelope, and ready for framing.
4. Available as a very exclusive edition of only three of each photo.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I make the art then the art makes me

Gelatin Print- (For sale on my new blog. Link on right or in Shopping tab at the top of this blog.)
 This explains my statement of 'I make the art then the art makes me.'
"I am concerned with each piece coming from a sense of urgency and discovery, rather than a repetition of something I already know and have done. I try to stay in the moment with a work and with the experience of working on it. For me, ideas emerge from making work." From Elisa D'Arrigo
 Spirit Hands  (For sale on my new blog. Link on right or in Shopping tab at the top of this blog.)



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sharon Arts Center

I have been a member of the Sharon Arts Center since the late 80's. This lovely art center and gallery shop is located in Peterborough, NH, very New England town. Nearby is a great boutique called Joseph's Coat. Over the years I have found some unusual gifts and clothing there.
Here are a couple pix of my work, Whispers of the Positive, installed at the exhibit.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

UpLIFTMeNTs

UpLIFTMeNTs
Small Delights and Other FiberWorks

Is the title of my new blog.
Designed to bring some of my work to view,
to pursue,
perhaps to purchase.
At the very least- to delight.
Please enjoy!
here
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