I feel like I have really been AWOL from here. The reason I’ve been gone is that I have been spending so much time getting ready for our “Colorful Friendship: A Study in Fabric Surface Design” exhibit that will open February 24 at the Krannert Gallery at University of Evansville.
Last week I was interviewed by our local paper about my art for this exhibit. However, before I would allow anyone to come into my studio/woman cave, I had to do some major cleaning up. After all was straightened and cleaned up (well, kind of), I noticed that I really needed to cover up my racks including the stuff on the top shelf. So I got out some of my fabric.
On the left side you can see two pieces hanging to dry on top of the “cover up fabric.” I realized that I don’t use any of the stuff on those top shelves, so I really need to again go through my stuff. But that will have to wait.
Oh, my work table was cleaned off when the photographer was here. I did a little thermofax screen printing while he was taking pictures.
I’ve been painting these tubes that will be props for our exhibit. I think they are pretty cool looking.
I’ve been painting some canvas.
A little sewing
Printing with my thermofax screens
Gathering and organizing
We’re putting the exhibit up on Wednesday. I’m excited about the exhibit, but I am so looking forward to spending time on other projects that have been lining up in my head.
Oh, don’t know if you were able to take advantage of this, but a couple weeks ago Spoonflower ran this great promotion of a free swatch (8 x 8). I’ve been wanting to see how the material really looks with one of my designs, and so I uploaded an image of one of them. Here is the swatch on top of the scanned fabric. Pretty neat!
For Valentine’s Day I made Dave a card, something I like to do for him because he appreciates them so much. All of my past cards are in his room prominently displayed. I specifically painted and stenciled some paper at the Art Girls Getaway last weekend to use for his card.
Well, that’s all for now. More to share later. That’s what is going on in my world. What’s up with you?
Very nice, all of it! And I can’t wait to see pix of your exhibit… and the article! You just gave me an idea for a thermofax screen… will have to play a little.
Judy, Thanks. I gave you an idea huh? I love thermofax screens.
I hope you post lots of pictures from the Exhibit!!
Kellie, Thanks! I will.
I’ll even share my idea… as I was admiring the potato masher screen, it occurred to me that I could have one made up of veggie prints, like cabbage or bell pepper. That way, I could always have those images instead of wasting perfectly good food! But I also love the fact that you made one of a potato masher, one of my fave patterns!
Judy, That’s a great idea. I have a couple potato masher screens and I like your idea of the veggie prints or apples etc.
I can’t wait to see the exhibit. Your fabric is so colorful and full of texture. I also really like what you sent to Spoonflower.
Very cool Spoonflower sample.
I like what you did with the black painted tubes. They will look great as a display for your beautiful fabrics and garments.
Will definitely check out your UE art Exhibit!
Ronda, Thanks. The tubes did turn out better than I thought they would.
Connie, Thanks! Oh, I bought that book and have been enjoying savoring it in the evening.