Archive for July, 2015

Blue Exhibit Opening and Current Work

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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This afternoon, Mr C and I braved the traffic on I-5 and drove up to Longview, WA to see the High Fiber Diet exhibit, What’s Blue to You, at the Lower Columbia College Art Center. The gallery was quite lovely and the show looked fantastic. I loved how they hung the blue and orange pieces together. You can see Blue Picasso Woman in this shot.

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We drove home on a different route, more back roads and it was lovely. We stopped at Burgerville for supper so that I could have Walla Walla onion rings.

I have been working on a neutrals piece for the next HFD show. It is composed of black and white photos from our trip to Glacier National Park. I printed them on Jacquard Extravorganza.

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I created pdfs of the photos and printed them poster style and fused them together to make them larger for the piece I am doing. I created a thermofax to print the title.

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I am doing some handstitching on each photo.

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Our hot, hot weather has finally abated and it was quite lovely today. What a relief.

Printed Fabric Bee – June Edition

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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Lynn Krawczyk was queen bee for the month of June and chose the theme, vintage. Oops. another challenge for me. I looked at a lot of vintage clip art and I really liked some vintage keys that I found. So, I made a thermofax screen.

Off to the studio, I found a piece of hand-dyed cotton that had a bit of purple and dark and light yellows and had an aged look to it. I searched through my thermofax screens and found this check pattern which I thought could look vintage. I used a purple paint and screened it on to the fabric.

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I did some experimenting with printing the keys over the checks.  I used black for the keys. Lynn wanted any color but pink. In this photo, you can get a better idea of what the base fabric was.

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I tried to make the printing look worn and not crisp so that it would look old. It was bloody hot in my studio, so I did not linger.

Here is the collage of the vintage collection. Click to see a larger version.

PFB June 2015

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