Kathy B. has a wonderful plan beginning with this in progress portrait. She is redecorating her living space with matching neutral couch and drapery fabric... and creating matching fabric sofa pillows with inserted family portraits on the front of each. She'll proudly call this her FAMILY Room.
How cool this would look imbedded in a wearable.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I have to show some other results from Colorado... Painter Randi created a clear improvement over her original reference photo of a friends rooster. Background remains to be added but Randi is quite a talent!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
What a great experience last week in 3 days of painting with wonderful people. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Foundation and Jukebox Quilts Studio hosted me to teach my favorite class: Painted Quilt Art. Sixteen students and mascot german shepard Billie created original art on cotton. A few pics of the talented results follow: Same pattern... different result and orientation. Michelle went bold and strong. She likewise experimented with a border rubbing where rubber grid rug backing was placed underneath the fabric.. then rubbed with a Fantastix fiber stick atop. Very cool stuff.
Monday, August 27, 2012
WOW... what a summer!!! My to do list is exploding with upcoming events. This BIG event that follows is my first CFA exhibition since recently being asked to join CFA.. California Fiber Artists working in 2D, 3D. Click here to see represented artists (www.cafiberartists.com) My piece "My Kind Of Dragon" will be there. Full and Detail View pics follow. All pieces in this exhibition are for sale through the gallery. Click Here
Saturday, August 25, 2012
WHERE HAVE I BEEN????.... well on the road for over 9 days.... first at the Rocky Mountain Festival where a first run display of Route 66 appeared. We did this to amongst other things figure out how to hang/present such an enourmous exhibit such that exhibiting shows can get all 49 quilts plus 6 large quilted highway maps hung in a reasonable time with reasonable effort. Here's a few pics of the initial effort
Friday, August 10, 2012
I'll be heading out next mid week to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival. This should be great fun to finally see the whole exhibit hung. YEAH. Kelly Gallagher Abbott ( my co curator) and I have been talking about the possibility of smaller exhibits of say 1 trunk for venues with space limitations. example... Arizona and California had so many entries that they each will likely fill a trunk for each state. That said, I decided I would quilt my original 60" Chicago to Los Angeles map that may be made available to join the trunk. There is a lot of open space on on these road maps and simple quilting is all that is required... so I've been doing a back and forth earth strata type of quilting.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Grand daughters Kaley(13) and Morgan(11) had 4 days of private self defense lessons last week. This gift was for me perhaps as much as them. This was well done training by Zultimate in Claremont, Ca. Sensa Alen was excellant. Grammies always want their daughters and grand daughters to be safe.