Ever since my class with Jane Dunnewold at ProChem earlier this year I’ve become enamored with screen printing. Unfortunately I don’t have a thermofax machine but that’s okay because the Photoez sheets work perfectly for creating your screens from your own designs using the sun. Last week we had a nice sunny day so I [...]
Author:Gwen Hedley Paperback:144 pages Publisher:Interweave Press Language:English ISBN-10:1596682337
This book is about is an exploration of one of the fundamentals of art and design:line. You’ll learn how to observe and document the lines that you see around you in nature,architecture etc and then learn how to interpret those [...]
I’ve been thinking about creating a whole ensemble of pieces using the painted silk technique I used for the corset. Well as fate would have it the other day while I was doing my yearly “purge the closet of all unwearable/unwantables”I came across a pair of boots in the back of the closet that [...]
The annual 12″square SAQA auction begins today. All the quilts on pages 1A and 1B are up for auction this week and you can details on how the auction works and how to place your bid here. I donated this quilt for the auction this year:
and Terri donated [...]
It’s reveal day on the Fiberactions blog. The theme was stretch which for me meant working on a surface that I haven’t worked on before:
"fragments"16"x20"hand painted silk on stretched canvas
These are pieces left over from my silk vessel project mounted to a stretched canvas that I painted. See all the [...]
Earlier this year in a class at Pro Chemical &dye (read about that here) I got the chance to work with their PRObrite Pearlescent line of paints. Available in a wide variety of colors these paints are my new favorite go to paint in my studio.
These metallic paints contain no metals so [...]
I had some of the surface that I used for the corset left over so I used it to make a couple of journals:
both of these are in my etsy shop here.
I also made up some postcards. I like to keep a stash of postcards on hand for giveaways and sometimes I [...]
I don’t know about you but I can’t imagine dressing the way they did back in the 1800′s. All those layers of undergarments and accessories must have been unbearable on hot days. It’s fascinating to me that women back then had to endure wearing things like corsets in order to appear feminine and ladylike because [...]