15 December 2017

12 December 2017

In the meantime


I received a fabulous early birthday present from my son. He recently bought a new camera and sent me his old one. It's a Nikon 5100 DSLR and a really super camera. In the olden days (60'S) his father and I used to shoot off 36 rolls of film each weekend. Now with digital, the sky is the limit. 






He also bought me an amazing 55 - 300 zoom lens. I made it it's own little Ultrasuede bag for protection.



 I remembered he had left his Minolta SLR film camera and all the accessories so I requisitioned the storage bag and packed all my new things safely away for storage when not in use.


Camera and three lenses 



Front pocket for battery charger, extra battery and lens hood.



Safely stowed until ready to shoot.

08 December 2017

making use of the past


I literally have thousands of fabrics I have created over the years most existing as fat quarters so what to do with them was my challenge.. I cut 6.5" square of both solids and various technique fabrics. I sewed them together in a 3.5 foot square. 



Deconstructed


batik


Batik


 Interfacing stencil followed by shibori in indigo vet


Credit card with thickened dyes


batik


Deconstructed silk screen


Deconstructed silk screen



Dyed, stenciled with discharge paste then discharged the other side with discharge paste both sides with thermofax screens. See the feathers?


snow dyes


dripping dye


Hum. Now what to do?????


05 December 2017

Sketchbooks for sale


This is a book I made earlier in the month




These are two I made a few days ago








They are all 160 pages of mixed media paper. It will take anything you give it even watercolors.

Each is $45. plus $7. shipping. A great gift for an artist, even yourself!!

30 November 2017

My Alphabet


I have always wanted to make my own alphabet so here it is....




I will be doing more with this later


27 November 2017

Not sewing

I knit a little (size 2) sweater for my sister's first great grandchild, Deklon.




I found this fabric at our local quilt store and had to buy it then...






I made a soft toy which I decided was a Maine Black Bear.


I love these back and white graphics.


21 November 2017

A weak finish


Dried and ready to wash. They were still pretty vibrant at this point.




After wash and dry. Let's just call these a first layer.




















17 November 2017

Deconstructing the screens

One 
Pre-treated cotton


Two
Thickened print paste


Three
Dried screens ready to go


Wetted with print paste





I had forgotten that the screen below had hot wax shapes on it but I used thickened dye to prep it.


wet


Prints








First pass below


Finished cloth

















As you can see below, I printed the screen sideways by mistake





I just wish they could maintain that vibrant color