Friday, April 30, 2010

Sunset and Pattern

Stopped at the end of a new development to take photos of the setting sun last night, these warning signs looked pretty good against sky.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Prairie No. 11

Prairie No. 11 - 2010
Natural Dyed, Compost Dyed, and Rust Dyed Cotton Fabric.
Machine Stitched. Mounted to canvas on stretcher bars.
16x24 inches

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cafe Diem Show

Cafe Diem Show


Cafe Diem Show

One of the niches at Cafe Diem, took the show down tonight.

Three Winters Table Cloth

I plan to use this piece in my "She was Third Class" Solo Show coming up in September.  It has been sitting outside for three years/winters with a bunch of other fabrics and found linens that I have been slowly rotting and rusting away.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Altered Prom Dress

The 1950's formal I altered for Clare for her prom.  I added ribbons under the dress so that it could be hitched up giving it more form, then added an underskirt with tulle so that it would be poofy.  To break up the color I added a velvet belt with on of my vintage brooches, the colors in the brooch compliment the dress beautifully: smokey quartz, quartz, blue topaz, and silver.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Mixed Media Painting Workshop

Spend the afternoon trying a variety of techniques using paint!
In this workshop students will learn how to combine various wet materials to create a painting. Students will work with acrylics, water color media, emulsions, opaque pens, papers, etc.   This is a great opportunity to try some new techniques and media without having to committ to a six week class!

The class will be held Fisher Art Center in Marshalltown, IA

Friday, April 02, 2010

WIP Fabric Journal Covers

Book Cover Fronts - Painted Upholostry Fabric

Book Covers - inside painted timtex

Am thinking of adding more paint, ink, etc., to the outsides of the book covers, maybe some shiva paintstiks. I bought the piece of fabric because I liked the sage green color but the more I work with it the less of it I want to see.