Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Seven Days in Studio 3

The 7 days of studio time was the hype in my pipe the end of June!  I dyed and painted over 20 yards of fabric in eights to half yards.  I did silk fusion, coloured lutradur, discharged, and cooked up some mashed potatoes to use as a resist.  It was the most fun I've had since I can't remember when. 

Loaded vehicle at departure on Monday and my return on Sunday: (click on photos to enlarge)  The shirt my youngest is wearing use to belong to me 20 years ago. I purchased it from a vendor at what was then an annual African American Heritage Festival held on the Beveldere in downtown Louisville on the river, (sighing, doubt if I'll ever see that size again).Dscn1644_1 


Dscn1657_1Dscn1658Studio 3, my home away from home and Kim Dscn1651Dscn1714 in Studio 1.  Dscn1713  Kim and is a painter/mixed media artist and based on the work I saw in her studio,  I'm looking forward to her solo exhibit.  Kim also coordinates the artists residencies.

In Studio 2 was another painter from Los Angeles whose name will not come to me at the moment...both Kim and Studio 2, (maybe her name was Carolyn) both had multiple paintings up and in progress and this made me wonder how I would work if I actually had a devoted space to work in.  I like the idea of having 4 or 5 works up at the same time and moving among them.  Toward the end of the week, Wendy, a composer living in Louisville (and fiancee of this writer from Florida who arrived to work on his 14th novel) dropped in Studio 4 to play the baby grand piano and serenade us with her melodious voice that lulled me into relaxation and a great way to wind down the week.

More photos to come!


  1. Oh, excellent! Getting that much work done in a week and reviving the creative a studio. Tell us more.

  2. Wow, awesome! 7 days to make a complete mess and leave it there 'till you're done sounds like heaven! I can't wait to see a few of your creations.

  3. This is so wonderful, Karen!! I can not wait to see what you have done and where you will go with all your creative stuff!!

  4. Sounds heavenly! Can't wait to see what you are inspired to do with all that lovely fabric. Jen

  5. I'm always so thankful for your descriptive ability, but I'm feeling nostaligic about the MACA, so I'm appreciating your descriptive skills more than ever. I love that meeting the people is as much a part of your "experience" working as working with the fabrics. Cracked up over Ade wearing your shirt (which looked to be in excellent shape btw).. girl, I've got a drawer full of "ain't never gonna see that size again", but I'm trying to make peace and release those suckers before the moths eat em'.. lol.. xoxoxoox