Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am thrilled that my art quilt "Every One Fits In" made for Art Now for Autism 2009, was selected for the logo of Breaking Traditions 2010! Curated by Lynn Krawczyk, Breaking Traditions is a traveling exhibit that brings awareness and raises funding for worthwhile causes.

It is an open call art quilt event. I hope everyone will consider can find out more about the event here.
The deadline for entry is not until August 21 (receive date) so you have time to get creative!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sawtooth School

For the past two Saturdays I have had the honor of teaching surface design at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC. We did rust dyeing, stamp making and stamping, discharging, and gelatin plate printing...and we had FUN!! These ladies were very open to learning new things and getting idea of the perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Everyone came up with great stamp designs!

Randi working on her silk scarf

Laura's gelatin print from real starfish (cool, huh?)

Pat discovers the joy of gelatin printing!

After having time to learn and play with each technique, everyone had a chance to alter a silk scarf as well as something they brought from home. Lynn and Toni did t-shirts and Randi gave a linen shirt and pants that were headed out the door a brand new look. Pat discharged two t-shirts using some oriental stencils she brought in. Denni altered one of her husband's old shirts, sort of in a spirit of humor, but it turned out really cool! She also altered a gridded piece of fabric to look like Spanish tiles. Laura had even done her homework and created a completed art quilt with the stamp she created in week one!

It was such fun to see everyone's creative gears turning, hearing "oohs" along the way! I just wish my camera battery hadn't died on me!!! Hopefully I'll find some photos in my email of everyone's projects so I can post more here. (hint,hint!) :)

* Edit - you can see more of Laura's work here (thanks Laura!)

I will be teaching this again May 8 and 15, so check the Sawtooth website for registration information and come join the fun!

And I promise, I'll charge my camera... :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here Kitty Kitty

Hokie bird has a buddy! This one is for the Forsyth Humane Society's Art Unleashed fundraiser.

I've always wanted a cat in the quilt studio. :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hangin' with a Hokie

So, this is who I'll be spending time with over the next couple of months...

Yes, he's that big :)

I'll be painting and transforming him, then he will fly off to his new home in Northern Virginia! First thing to do is sand and prime. Stay tuned...I will post progress pictures along the way.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Surface Design Class

Happy New Year!!!

Start your year out with some fun...

Sign up this week for my surface design class at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC! Class is Saturday, Jan 16 from 9:30 - 12:30 and Saturday Jan. 23, 9:00 - 2:00. Come learn and play with rust dyeing, stamp making/stamping, discharging, and gelatin plate's going to be a blast!

Simply click the Sawtooth link and register...but hurry, time's running out!