Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blog Giveaway

My friend and fellow student Will Opio has a blog give away, some of her gorgeous snow dyed fabric.  Visit her blog for a chance to win, and view her awesome work.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pamela Allan's class cubism

Last week in pamela's class we studied Cubism. When researching artists and viewing their work I thought it looked easy, sure found out differently when I attempted a Cubist composition.  So here is my effort, not stitched, Woman playing Cello.
This class with Pamela has been very intense and I feel I don't have enough time.  However, I am learning so that's the main thing.
A gorgeous sunny day in the north, little chilly this morning but no complaints from me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pamela Allan's class

Here are two more starts I've done in Pamela's class. They both need stitched and quilted.
The first one is 'my garden' and the second is a still life done with funky floral shapes.
It has been fun exporing flowers in a whole new way. I've got one more from this lesson to complete. Will get at it soon I hope.
Still snow dyeing and had some great results with turquoise the other night, Here they are.
I used turqouise Jacquard reed dye with some tan and scarlet Rit dye....still experimenting :) I am finding that freezing the wet fabric before applying the snow gives great results.
Such fun.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

still more snow dye fun

I had some great results from yesterdays snow dyeing, of course there is NO shortage of snow up north. For these three I used Rit dye. Very neat designs, and more whitish than I've got using the other dyes I have here. I see a background for my funky flowers done in Pamela's class for Lesson 2.
I'm excited about the results.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February already, class with Pamela Allan

I don't know where Jan went, I do know that winter is still here.
At present I am taking an online class with Pamela Allan, very intense and she is such a great teacher.  We were to choose one of our favorite artists pieces and duplicate the colors. Only cutting with scissors...your scissors are your pencil in Pamela's class.
Macke is one of my favorites, I chose his 'Three People Walking' a rather serene lovely piece.
Here is my take on it.
No stitching it is just pinned and glued in place. No pre-drawing or drawing, just shapes cut out with scissors.
Next we were to use the same colors for our own composition. I chose to create a scene that is less serene, mine is called "Three People watching the storm"

I will do some handstitching on it and hopefully it will come to life.
I don't know  what is in store for us next week, but this weeks work on color was an eye opener for me.
I also love seeing all the other artists work that other studens have chosen.