Monday, October 31, 2005
And below, a detail from the lovely fabric that Anna Rodriguez screened. The layers of gold and the darker color that she added give a complexity to the piece that keeps it from being too 'pretty.' Like all of the pieces above, this was screen printed and stamped with original stencils and/or 'found' objects. The following day, I taught "Jump-starting Your Next Quilt" (aka Jump-starting the ART Quilt). Stay tuned for more pictures.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
We all had a great time and everybody walked away with plenty of new ideas and a feeling of freedom to do whatever they wanted without worrying about 'should' or 'shouldn't.'In one of the exericses, I gave everybody a piece of fabric I had printed and wanted to see what each of them could do with it. No two were ever remotely alike, as you can see below.The fabric I gave out was the green and purple, cut into 6 pieces, all of which were slightly different because I had hand-printed it. #1 is Marlene's piece. #2 is Judy 's, #3 is Mary's, #4 is Barbara's and #5 is Connie's. Janet hadn't finished hers so it isn't here.
There was lots more but since my feet hurt, I can't think straight enough to blog about it all. I must say, however, that I wore my splendid yellow Arche shoes today and they were pretty comfortable. I think they'll do for Houston.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
So, all you other surface designers out there: what is it that compels us to take a perfectly beautiful piece of fabric and change it? Are we never satisfied?
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
I believe that despite the fact that I made the first version (below and badly photographed) about 6 years ago and never exhibited it anywhere because I hated the shiny background; despite the fact that I totally took it apart, removed the quilting (and lost those wavy blue lines along the way) and despite the fact that I replaced the background with a newly batik'd piece of fabric in Sept '05- it remains a six-year old quilt.
What do you think?
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