Sunday, December 29, 2013
Sorting t hrough some older monoprinted crows to see which one is calling me enough to stitch it up this week!
This Crow was mono printed onto silk dupioni (from India) that was originally dyed with indigo, as you can see in a high ozone enviroment the indigo faded and horribly so!
This one may be the one that gets stitched first. I have a solo show coming up in April of which I need 20-24 pieces in the 8x10 size range in order to fill the space. I'm thinking of a continuation of my Canyonland series (includes the hoodoos), and/or Prairie Remnant Series, and/or some new crow pieces.
I've stitched several black crows over the years, now I want to stitch a white crow.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
I'm still in the layering of paint and ink stage, I will be adding more layers tomorrow and then hopefully finishing out the birds.
Black Birds in Tree stencil can be purchase through StencilGirl Products!
Monday, December 09, 2013
Delimma: How to keep Oliver out of my sewing area when I'm not using that space??? The chair with the pile of stuff is the current gate for my sewing studio, it's butted up against my spinning wheel which is butted up against a Singer sewing machine cabinet. This all to keep a curious puppy safe. A baby gate won't work in this situation since there is nothing to really attach it too. so am looking for creative ideas.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
The Natural Surface Academy
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Black Friday Sale 2013!!!
DVD Set $69.95
Digital Download $39.95
eBook Combo $19.95
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
John putting the storm window back on the house and doing some minor repairs while on the scaffolding.
Gorgeous blue sky today, the squirrel has been very busy picking crabapples off of the tree.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
He's feeling much better today to the point that he's been a pest preventing me from finishing up some very important projects. Here he is laying on my studio floor, after nine straight hours of pestering me, finally taking a nap.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Oliver is sick, he's been to the vet and he was given a shot to stop the vomiting. I waited an hour like they suggested and then gave him water, 15 minutes later he was throwing up again. This indicates that something is stuck in his stomach. So now I wait for John to come home so that I can take Oliver for xrays to find out if something is stuck in his stomach or not.
So...if he has something stuck in his stomach this means major surgery, and like tomorrow. I'm putting my DVD back on sale and ditto this on the eBooks to help pay for his surgery, and the two vet visits today... I asked him a gazillion questions and I think at one point he finally figured out I was testing him... my experience with our last vet was, lets just say, unpleasant.
Mark Making with Nature DVD Series
2.5+ hours of instructional video demonstrating how to dye, paint, and print fabric with natural dyes. The video is a four part series and is delivered as a digital download!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Learn how to screenprint with Natural Dyes and more in this video series! Over two hours of content, delivered via digital download!
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Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 09, 2013
And I'm already having fun! If all goes well I will be getting my screen printing table cleared off and will use the stencil with natural dyes and earth pigments on fabric!
Acrylic ink and alcohol inks on watercolor paper.
Until then I shall finish my this Harvest piece I started way back in September.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pre-Order Mark Making with Nature Today!!!
Will be available for digital download on November 15th, 2013!
Friday, September 27, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The shelf has been moved over to it's new spot in the main studio, and soon there will be a newly rehabbed table in this spot for my new work station.
The shelf in it's new space behind the loom. Now to get space cleared out of my office for the looms!
A mess, but also an obstacle for Oliver, this keeps him out of my sewing area and away from all of my threads.
The cheering committee, Oliver and Angel. Notice the big yellow blob in the photos? That's so you don't see the pile of laundry sitting on the floor that's slowly migrating it's way to the laundry room n the basement!