Inspiration and Mental Process

Since I’ve been a bit under the weather, and not feeling like actual creating anything, I’ve spent quite a bit of time between napping and watching TV, thinking about this new piece. Inspiration, the mental process, and what actually ends up, is really pretty interesting.

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Cheesecloth Skins with Stencils

I made cheesecloth word skins awhile back. You can see that post here.  This time I wanted to see what they would look like with stencils, instead of just writing. I also wanted to try three different paints: Sharpie Markers, Profab fabric paints, and Arteza craft paints. I had used the markers on the previous…

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On The Floor

I  have a really bad habit of floor filing. I’ve done this in almost every office job I had. It seems like if I put the papers and books on a shelf, I’d forget all about them. So I still floor file. Here is what is on my floor today.

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Playing with Transparent Extender

Today I’m talking about transparent extender for textile paints. I’m using it in this project to paint the background of the fabric.

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Printing with Wool Wood

When I received my new irises in July they were packaged with Natural Wood Excelsior, or what is also called wool wood. I took it out of the box and put it on my dye table. I knew I had to try printing with it sometime in the future. Well, the future was last week.…

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New Inspiration from Penny

I took a trip over to Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality to see Penny Sisto’s newest exhibit, Angels Among Us. It was just last April when we made the trek over to see her Turning 80 exhibit at Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana. She’s amazing how she can produce such beautiful works in…

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Printing with crushed pine cones

Last fall when Dave and I took our walks in the neighborhood, I saw so many crushed pine cones on the ground. Of course, I thought they may make great marks on fabric. Today I wanted to show you what I came up with when I used them. Here is the video of my process.…

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Tone on Tone Stenciling

Every October a bunch of artists online participate in Printinktober. It’s all about printing on fabric or paper every day. I participated in 2019 (here is the first of several blog posts). I wanted to participate this year, but I’m getting a late start. This first tutorial is tone-on-tone stenciling. Angie Knowles, a wonderful textile…

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Inspiration from Sedona

I love when we travel. It’s such a great way to see and soak up different places. We recently returned from vacation, and I brought back so much inspiration from Sedona. Everywhere I looked, I saw art and also sights that took my breath away. From our condo every day we watched as these rocks…

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