Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I went to Fletcher, N.C. last weekend to the Southeast Animal Fiber Festival. I love this event. They have the sheep, goat, and alpaca breeders selling and showing their animals' fleece as well as tons of vendors who deal with animal fleece. It is a place for felters (me), spinners, knitters, and weavers to get together. I took an all day class from Melissa Grey on needlefelting. Her work is truly amazing (search for it on Etsy). It is so detailed and realistic. Here is a little chipmunk that I made in class. It is not anything like her work, but she really went into how she approaches a project to make it so life-like.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
After seeing the Marvy Metallic Markers on the gloss tag, I wondered how it would work with Acrylic paint on canvas. I had a small canvas already painted with a back ground and added the Marvys on top. I like what happened, but it took a lot longer for it to dry.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
great examples. I was having the a hard time keeping the thickened dyes from streaking. I think it had to do with the sodium algimate (spelling???).
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
For my City and Guilds course that I am taking with the Kemshall's, well really Marie Roper is my tutor, I needed to do some monoprinting. Here are some of my tries.
The module is "line" and all the goal of all of them is to work with line as a design element. These are done on paper with Golden's new Open Acrylics which have a much slower drying time. I hate that when I am painting on canvas, but it is perfect for monoprinting.
Needless to say, the inspiration for this piece was the bricks that make up the outside of my home. I thought it might be very boring but I actually like it.
The inspiration for this was one of my son's bike wheel. I overprinted a yellow page.
Friday, September 04, 2009
I spent the day dying fabric for one of my City and Guild course assigments (yes, I am trying to get back to that after a year and a half absence). The assigment was to dye a color wheel. I dyed two sets: a deeper, more saturated one and a mid-tone. I had so much fun that I decided to dye a third set of light tones to use to over-dye at a later time. I like them so much that I am not sure if I will do that or not!
Arent' they pretty????
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
These are some embossed pieces that I made. Now the challenge is finding ways to use them. I went to my favorite store on Friday, Rubber Stamp Fantasy, and talked to the owners, Deb and Gary about what I wanted and they suggested a resin enamel that works at 250 degrees. I used Ranger's frames and glass on the back and then used the enamel on the front. I really liked how they turned out. I did cloisenne for years and love the look but hate the time and money they it takes. This was so much easier and cheaper!
The "A" is for my big sis, Adrianne!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
I took three days of classes with Sheri Serafini this week. This is the bracelet that I am making. I still need to but it on the brass bracelet form, but I like to take a picture of them flat. Sheri is a wonderful bead artist. I also made a collar which isn't completed yet. I will post it when I get the chance.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I spent the weekend up in North Carolina with my friend, Molly, who is an incredible fiber artist. We spent the weekend working on "artistic goals" and critiquing work. We also played with more paper casting. I did it a few weeks ago, but working alone I really didn't take it that far. Molly had great ideas to take it in new directions. We also have "challenged" each other come up with great ways to use it to stitch somehow.