It’s been a while since I posted any photos of the studio and that’s because up until now there wasn’t much to take photos of and the room has been filled with construction equipment,tools and building materials. Well earlier today they finished installing the drywall and it’s relatively clean out there so I grabbed [...]
Water Paper Paint
Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media
Author:Heather Smith Jones
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at working with watercolors but most of the books I looked at seem to take the subject so seriously that they were overwhelming and just not that inspiring [...]
let’s see,where to start? how about a sneak peek…
This is a sneak peek of my environment themed quilt which I’ve titled “Hortons Quilt”for the latest fiberactions challenge. Can’t show you the whole thing until the reveal day on 1/15.
I’ve also been working on some new textured silk surfaces and here’s [...]
First,let me say thank you to all of you who left a comment for the Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts! magazines. I loved reading all of them and I appreciate the time you took to stop and share your memories me with. and here are the two winners,drawn randomly from all the comments:
Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Well I’ve got a great one this week –the generous folks over at Interweave have sent me 2 copies of the latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts to give away to you!
This issue is absolutely packed with great projects. An encaustic advent [...]
The second piece in this series…
Special thanks go to my good friend Kathy for helping me work through edge finishing options on this one. I ended up binding this one with silk chiffon painted to match the corset.
So you want to start keeping a sketchbook but every time you sit down with a book in front of you and pencil in hand you freeze up and just can’t seem to get started. Wouldn’t it be helpful to be able to get a glimpse inside another artists sketchbook to see how they use [...]
Because I work with acrylic paints (Goldens fluid acrylics being my favorites) in combination with traditional fiber textile paints in my studio I am always on the look out for good reference materials for working with acrylic paints and mediums. Here are reviews of two of my favorite go to books on the subject of [...]