Monday, December 22, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This piece was juried into the show / auction. It will hang in the museum from mid January through mid March, when the artwork is auctioned off. I am always pleased to have my work included!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
For many years, I have been collecting the work of Greg Jahn and Nancy Halter, a Billings couple who are also collaborative artists. They open their studio every year in early December and I always go early and make my selections. Here are my choices for 2014.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
I still have quite a lot of the kimono silks to work with. I thought I would try a slightly different approach. This collage is fused to black cotton, rather than batting as I did with the first group. The silks are fragile and I think they will be more stable with cotton behind them before adding the batting.
Below, I am auditioning a couple of the screen prints. Just thinking about using them, though. No commitments yet. I am going to print some more of the silk lining fabric before I make any decisions.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
It is stretched over a re-purposed 16 x 20" stretched canvas.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Here is the first Kimono Collage I was able to finish. It measures 16 x 20" and is stretched over a re-purposed stretched canvas. The rectangular top layers are from kimonos (linings), but the vertical hand stitched cord is actually a man's necktie rolled up and stitched in place.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Actually, I have even considered abandoning the Kimono Collage series or changing the scope significantly, but I decided to try to finish the other two 16 x 20" pieces I began at the same time. More Kimono Collages tomorrow.