Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Linda Matthews has a wonderful set of tutorials for Photoshop Elements. So this is the first one I did.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
With my new local group, we are going to be working on design elements and principles each month. I am going to be taking charge of this activity and I've been doing lots of research. Since I am going to be doing all the work already, I thought it might be fun to put the information and exercises here as well. Then if you wanted to join in, you could let me know in the comments and we could work on design, show the results on your blog and then I can post links for other people to see what you've done. Anyone interested? It will start next month and a new design topic with a short explanation will be posted each month. I will also give a list of exercises/practice ideas for each topic to follow along with each month. You could do the work in your studio journal or make practice pieces or just use that topic in whatever you happen to be working on at the time. What do you think? Join in the fun and improve your design capabilities at the same time!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I've started a new group locally in which we're going to meet every first Friday of the month and work on different surface design techniques. There will be 3-5 of us. This first time, we had three and we had a blast. We worked on discharging with various bleach products. I have done this before but not much. The piece above is a hand dyed fabric that I then stenciled some Soft Scrub through a square stencil. I did four squares but didn't get enough bleach in two of them.
I am really excited about the new group. The two people who are in it so far are both wonderful fiber artists. I took a piece that I have been working on for ages and got a wonderful idea on how to finish it. I haven't ever shown this piece on the blog because I thought I might enter it into a show. Now that I have an idea for finishing it, it's much more likely to happen instead of just languishing around the house. Next month, we are going to marble scarves. I've never done marbling before and I'm really looking forward to it. Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Chris received her Coastline page so here it is. It's needle felted on a recycle sweater and then a bit of hand stitching on the rocks. If you click on the link to the Traveling Pages blog you can see more about it.
I can't believe it is already September. I haven't talked much about my goals that I set for this year. I have not been able to follow through as I would have liked. My back is still causing problems and I won't be able to take the level II Machine Embroidery course that I wanted to do. However, they are going to start offering online courses so perhaps I can take it that way. I just can't afford to take the time off and the travel expenses are soooo expensive. So I will re-evaluate at the end of the year and see what direction I want to take. I have been concentrating a bit more about making things that will sell. I may work on getting representation in more galleries and perhaps consider selling online with Etsy or something similar. Lots to consider but more on that later. Hope all of you in the US have a good Labor Day and everyone else have a great week!