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

Printer recommendations

Welcome! Almost any printer will work for this class. If you're buying a new one, please read manual and become familiar with it before class. 
Do you know how to print 4x6? If not we can work with that.
See if you can adjust thickness to envelope setting. 
Will you use your computer for printing? 
Do not depend on wireless- bring your connecting cord!

A few folks have asked me what I recommend for printers for my workshop- Digital Explorations in Fiber and Mixed Media. In a pinch, I'd go for the all-in-one workforce series. They update continually so I don't have the latest model number. They're not too heavy or expensive.
Having your own printer will enable you to print at you own speed. After all if you were taking a quilting class, would you not bring your sewing machine?
Epson's Dura-Brite or Ultra-Chrome inks are terrific for alternative printing. But we can work with other brands.
For example-
Epson Expression Home XP-330 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier- here
Epson Expression Home XP-430 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

There are also small portable printers available too. I purchased mine 'used' from Ebay.
For example, Canon Pixma ip110- here
Epson has just come out with a new portable printer-  slightly pricier...   here
Someone has asked what I have personally. I have 2 Epson Photo Stylus- a 2400 and a 3880.
I got the 2400 at least 10 years ago and they probably have updated the model several times by now.
The 3880 is my newest and I have a all in one workforce 410 that I use for every day. 
The 3880 prints 17 wide, 2400 prints 13" wide and the workforce prints letter size.
Recently, for teaching, I purchased a mobile Epson printer Workforce-100 (pictured above). I love it! 
I used to have a 24" printer but found I don't print large enough to use it on a regular basis. They will dry out if not used or turned on from time to time. And my work has changed.
I'm quite happy with all my printers!

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


Join me!

Thursday, Feb 2 at 12:30 pm
“Breaking the Surface: Creating Digital Fiber Art"

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
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