Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Good Bye Barley

The Old Man of the Woods


1994-2007

Barley

R.I.P. Sweet Heart


Barley aka The Old Man of the Woods 1994-2007. He fell off of the chair trying to get to my bowl of cereal the only thing I can think of is he must have fallen on his tail and broken his back when he fell. It was quick that's all I could ever ask for.

Monday, February 19, 2007

SetaSilk Woes


Does anyone know why it's foxing? It would appear that the pigment and the binder are seperating. I've shaken the bottle, and shake it periodically while using but it's still doing creating this fox or ghost like image that I don't want. The fabric is silk charmuse and is stretched on a frame. The part that really bites is this is on my final fabric piece, the paint didn't do this on any of the test fabrics.

New Work and Life Goes On

I will have to take some pictures later of my newer pieces. After much deliberation I have decided to take the webstore down for a space of time, probably until early summer. In the meantime I'm concentrating more on my career as an artist and am working on a commercial studio space. Printing fabric is my passion, printing with natural dyes now that I'm even more passionate about.

In the past year it has become exceedingly impossible to work with a shopping cart that would function only part of the time, seems that no matter how much money I spend on modules and IT work it still did not function correctly. Couple that with a thousand plus other retailers that are selling the same products as I was, their retail prices very often were what I was paying for the same products wholesale and it doesn't take long to do the math.

So now I'm at a point where I am evaluating things, getting a grip on where to go next.

The online classes will resume later this spring. I am currently photographing, video taping, and am rewriting all of the documentation (workbooks) for the classes. I have found that a 40 page workbook format is working well for me. I have learned a lot in the past year and will learn even more this coming year.

Stay tuned and meanwhile back at the prairie...
-Kimberly

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Video Clip - Finally

Scouring Overview

I'm not sure why I am unable to load the video here at this point. Here's the link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GAhHjOFLzM

YouTube.com

Now if I can just figure out how to make the box smaller and put it in the right hand side bar I'll be a happy camper! Until then I will be uploading more shorts, and working on the compression quality.

Video Clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsYVdJ5tIE

This is a video clip from my Mark Making with Nature DVD, I'm not sure but Youtube.com may ask you to register to view the video. I'm hoping to have the bugs worked out later today. The video can be purchased from my Etsy.com store at:

http://www.kbaxterpackwood.etsy.com

Monday, February 12, 2007

The New Blogger

I really hate the new blogger, I have less control over my own blog now. I don't know whoever thought this up but... We'll start with the two sets of login user names and login passwords and end with my being able to publish my blog when I want to, not when someone else thinks it's good for me.

So in a few weeks, when the dust settles down over here I will be moving my blogs to the land of oh yeah Hey I get to control the content and style!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Where Am I???

Yep the websites are down, as is the email. if you need to contact me you can do so at:

prairiefibers@hotmail.com