Friday, October 30, 2009

Wedding Dress


I had been visiting this dress for some time, see pics in previous posts, and it finally came home to live with me a few weeks ago!  John is planning to hang a rod in the stairwell so that I can hang my vintage dress collection, three dress to date, there.

On my desk



Vintage pearl cotton thread I picked up today for a project.

Button Button


Button Button whose got the buttons???

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

WIPS



Latest bits I'm working on in my wet studio.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

500th Sale Etsy Sale!



Woooooooooohoooooooooooo I made my 500th Sale today!

Mixed Media Class begins November 4th


Instructor: Kimberly Baxter Packwood
Days: Wed
Times: 5:30-7:30pm
Begins: November 4, 2009
Ends: December 16, 2009
No Class Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Cost: Members: $99 Non-Members: $110
Place: Fisher Art Center in Marshalltown, IA

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall colors to be inspired by


Burr Oak - taken at Ledges State Park

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prairie Bits and Pieces - Now Available


Bin No. 1









1.5x2 inches
Natural and Compost Dyed Fabrics, Timtex, Thread, Machine Embroidered

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Indian Corn Circa 1994/95


Indian Corn - Haboti Silk - Acid Dyes - 1994/95  I made these panels in a beginning dye class I took with Priscilla Sage (I'm thinking around 1994 now will have to check my old class notes).

Detail


Batik Panel - Acid Dyes


Dye Painted Panel - Acid Dyes

I've yet to get around to fninshing these pieces, I've been busy excavating my studio closet and found them a little bit ago. I'm thinking they need to be encrusted with stitching and beading!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Queen Anne's Lace No. 2



Queen Anne's Lace No. 4
4x4 inches
Encaustic Medium, Pigment, Rice Paper, Ink, Found Stamp

Queen Anne's Lace No. 4



I need to reheat the surface, a pint sized customer (5 year old) tried to pick the wax off the surface, she managed to scratch it but other than that the surface was hard enough to twart her endeavors.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Wild Flowers in Wax



The wax is still warm in this shot and the rice paper buckled something fierce!


The wax has cooled buy isn't quite hard yet, the colors are darker and richer, the texture of the buckled paper worked for me this time.

4x4x2.75 inches Cradled Baltic Birch Panel
Encaustic medium, rice paper, ink, found stamp, and oil sticks

Friday, October 02, 2009

New Still Life



As soon as I can figure out a mount for it on my table, I'd like it partially propped up.

New Vinyl



There's nothing like new vinyl on my table to make me realize just how beat up the old piece was, it was 5-6 years old I think... it might have been older I'm losing track of things as I get older.  Anyway, our local WM still sells fabric so I was able to get a replacement vinyl for not too much money, which says a lot when you need 4 continious yards of the stuff!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Apple No. 1 - Blending


Blending with a stencil brush but will the line ever go away???

Apple No. 1 - Let the Mistakes Begin!!!


Line going across the fabric became very pronounced once I started applying the Shiva Paintstiks (oil bars) to the surface.  Click on the pic to see the line better.  Suggestions on getting rid of it???


The culprit that caused the line, masking tape on the vinyl, someday I'll learn to look at my surface and make sure there's no tape attached! You can see the line going directly across the fabric, follows the tape beautifully.


Now the twenty million dollar question, do I incorporate the line some how or start over?  The line travels across the top third of the apple.

Apple No. 1 WIP


Purple number one, I'm thinking of mixing the next batch of purple with some burnt umber and red.  I was hoping to finish this piece tonight, we'll see come 8pm I have some serious relaxation planned, my favorite show Fringe is on tonight.

Apple No. 1 WIP



Apple No. 1 WIP

background color number one down
48x59 inches
cotton fabric, setacolor paints

Red Apple



First layer of paint is down only 6 more colors to go to make it look reasonably realistic. This is Apple No. one in a series of three large apples.
48x59 inches
Cotton fabric setacolor paint