Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
This is how it looks now after I have block printed it twice - the first time with the transparent paint was just too faint, so I printed it again using Setacolor opaque black. It is still not really where I would like it to be, but I remind myself this is a practice piece simply intended for troubleshooting. I will do things differently on the final huge piece. Next - I will do the quilting - which always seems to make a big difference.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Hey, I just learned my instructional DVD is on sale at Interweave through tomorrow! Great prices!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
This piece is supposed to be about the controversy between different sources of energy. Wind energy vs fossil fuels, in a nutshell. I feel the proportions are off as far as the relationship between the fossils in the foreground and the windmills. However - this is just a practice piece for a much larger one. In that one - the fossils might be the correct size, actually. If not, I can make them smaller. . . . .
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This piece of painted blue fabric was gently scrunched after painting - creating those wrinkle lines across the surface. The plan for this piece is to cut it up for a collage.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I tried sewing strips of the satin sunset fabrics together and did not like it. So, I tried cutting it up and piecing in more strips - which I also do not like. This will go into a drawer - it's not going to work for my current project. But it might be useful at some future time. . . . Back to the drawing board.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Last May, we visited Dinosaur National Monument in north western Colorado. The observation building has been under construction (and closed to visitors) for a couple of years. This facility offers indoor viewing of a natural deposit of many dinosaur fossils.
They have chipped away just enough of the stone to reveal the fossils.
The place is HUGE and we were almost the only people visiting - it was early on a weekday. What an awesome experience!
Monday, April 8, 2013
I don't really have a plan for this fabric that has been block printed......(unusual for me).
I don't expect to do anything further with this fabric. I guess it is sort of a sampler.
I think these printing blocks have a lot of possibilities - they would be smashing as a border. Or as stand alone prints. I could go a totally different direction with these prints, but that is yet to be seen.
I just wanted to share. I think this is a really exciting and successful group of printing blocks.