Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Final Leg

The final leg towards my solo show, finishing up four pieces in the Prairie Series.

Prairie No.'s 9-12
Natural Dyes Cotton and Silk Fabrics.
Machine Stitched

I cut each of these panels off of their canvas stretched frames and cut them down to size, which varies, as I was unhappy with them.  With the addition of more stitching, and in some cases more silk fabric overlays, and then binding off the edges with zig zag stitching, they will then be re-mounted to 18x24 inch stretched canvas.  More pics later.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Journal Back Cover

Back cover of my newly retro fitted journal, and what can I say I'm a ham for very pretty papers!

Retro Fit Journal

At the beginning of the school year I purchased a couple of compostition books.  I cut this one down to 6x8 inches and then glued a piece of scrapbooking paper to the front cover.  Now to embellish the front, I will work on the back of the journal later.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bleeding Hearts Fat Half - WIP

Fat Half - 45 inches long by 18 inches wide. Fabric paint on Poly/Cotton Sheer fabric.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bleeding Heart Fabric Swatch

Bleeding Heart fabric Swatch, what remains from a three yard piece of fabric I dyed in 2002ish.  I started a fat half tonight in similar colors but didn't add the salt for the speckled effect.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Today - WIP

Natural Dyed Cotton Fabric - Cutch
Machine Stitched
Still have tons more stitching to add to the surface, and then some embellishments.
Size - smallish.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Favorite Colors

Just a few of my favorite copic colors!  The marker in the middle is the colorless blender.

Friday, April 08, 2011


Cynthia Wenslow asked on her blog if anyone else made samples, and my anwser is YES!  Consider it a hold over from art school where we were expected to make sketches and color swatches of EVERYTHING before we even made something.  But to anwser Cynthia's question... with the cost of supplies exploding I'm making more samples than I ever have in the past.  Above is a color sample of pink on black to see if it was possible, the anwser is YES with opaque pink paint on top of black fabric.