Friday, December 31, 2010

Collage Series Movin' ON and ONE to fight Cancer

Just created a whole new way of creating collage. I am practicing my techniques for a workshop I will be offering with the Surface Design Association's Summer Conference 2011.

I will be donating 5 of these collages to ONE: One Cause, One Wednesday, One Hundred Collages. An all-star lineup of artists have donated artwork for this fundraiser to fight cancer.
MORE here!!
ONE Day Feb 16, 2011

Collage Series Movin' ON 
Collage created with hand painted and embedded fabric & papers.
Mounted on hand painted watercolor paper. stitched.
 Good cause, good art!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Featured on Cloth Paper Scissors E-Promo

I recently published in Quilting Arts, Dec/Jan 11 and Cloth Paper Scissors, Jan/Feb 11 magazine issues.
It is a pleasure to works with these folks. They make it easy and fun to work with. I was thrilled to see Pokey choose my article to feature on the E-mail promo for Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine today!
Read the article here!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sketch Book Project

I sent in my finished book.  I wanted something very organic.  I called it-  ONE.
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Finished Cover
Inside the second from last page

Backlit Window

One earth, one people.

Each page has the word "one" on it. Can you find it?

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays!

 “Seeking Quiet from the Outside In”
     Image taken on First Star Farm, Strafford NH
 Seeking Quiet,
`Into the Outside`
Treading soft winters snow.

Happy Holidays and Good New Year!

                      LOVE, PEACE AND LIGHT

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fuse it and Collage

One of the ways I like to collage is to use a fusible 'medium'. The fusible I use is an HTC product called Trans-Web. It comes on a paper backing. 
There is a similarly named product on a sheer plastic carrier sheet- not THAT!
It irons with absolutely NO show with sheers.

(Note from 7 years later. It has not yellowed or frayed on any of the works I've used it on.)
dyed silk organza fused and left on carrier sheet
Tip- To ready a bunch of fabrics to collage at a moment's notice- use a 'spread sheet"!

I cut a section of fusible and spread it out on my large ironing table and arrange sheers and other fabric scraps from projects on it! Get them as close together as possible. Cover any sections of fusible that is not covered with fabric with plain paper, extra carrier sheets or parchment paper. This will prevent the fusible from sticking to your iron.
Fusible is difficult to remove from your iron. If you do get fusible on your iron. Iron over a dryer sheet. It usually comes off.
I store my fused scraps right on the sheet until ready to use.

Always keep the carrier paper the fusible is on. It offers great protection when ironing large quantities as I have just suggested
Additionally, I use it to compose on. You can iron your fused pieces on it and arrange as you would on a design board. Simply peel and rearrange. 
When composing on cloth, I just hit the fused cloth lightly with my iron to position. That way it can be carefully removed and recomposed.
When you're ready to complete your project, iron with steam and gusto!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holographic Workshop at Northern Lights

This past Saturday I taught my Holographic Images Workshop to the Northern Lights Quilt Guild in Lebanon NH.
One of the terrific pieces constructed at the Holographic Images Workshop

What a terrific bunch of women! They were gracious, enthusiastic, and well, just great! ( Think of Tony the Tiger when you say the word 'great'!)
the photo shoot of the photos

The workshop went smoothly and everyone went home with a completed image.

Working with hand-painted fabrics turned out some serendipitous surprises! 
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