Saturday, January 29, 2011

Play Date

My friends Susan Willen, Sharon Oblinger, Carol Churchill and I spent the day at FiberFly Studio making collagraphs. We built plates out of lots of stuff: corrugated cardboard, sticky foam, string, glue and even dried beans! Then we rolled on acrylic paint and pressed our fabric into the surface. The photo shows a few of the pieces drying in the sun (yea, January and it's 75 degrees!). For mine, the ones with just black paint, I am creating bases for lamination. Next week I will start to build up the layers so please check back!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Laminated Pieces

I am entranced by the process of laminating paper to fabric and then integrating it into a cohesive design (I think I've said that before . . .). These are a couple more pieces which have been laminated. The aqua one has already been stitched while the warm colored one is awaiting the stitching. I will be offering a workshop on the process in late February or early March here at FiberFly Studios. Stay tuned for details as they develop!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Attributed to Wayne Thiebaud:

"If you sit around and wait for inspiration all you get is a sore ass."

Reminder to self - get back into the studio and work! I've been swamped seemingly for weeks and need to eliminate distractions and just make art.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I have been working away to master the process of laminating paper to fabric with the goal of creating a well integrated design. Next week I will give more details about the process, but before I flee town for an extended weekend I wanted to post some examples. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Holidays are OVER!!

Enough of this romping about with friends, eating fine food and drinking sparkling wine - it's time to get back to work. Besides catching up with piles of paperwork, emails and submissions, I have been laminating paper to fabric. This is a very beginning stage of a piece which will get lots of ink and stitching. Explanation and follow up photos to come. New work for the New Year!