Thursday, July 6, 2006

Studio 3 Mates

Dscn1721_1 On Tuesday of my week in Studio 3, Micki came to play and gifted me with an assortment of goodies, 3 which can be seen here...at the top of the photo are 3 pieces of painted/dyed/inked Lutradur.  The ink and dye still bleed on my fingers when I touch them even a week later but don't smear on anything.  Micki also gave me some yardarge of a tone on tone woven fabric which is the white piece and a beautiful animal skin fabric that she used as a border and posted about.  The piece in the middle at the bottom is silk fusion (will be doing more of that!) but the photo doesn't show up the gorgeous rich sheen.  The pieces on the left and right of the silk fusion where pole wrapped (more pole wrapping is in my future too!) and painted and dyed but not at the same time.  Micki only stayed for the day but was great company and a very sweet hearted woman.  Micki played with painting on felt and hopefully she will share some of her results on her blog later.



On Wednesday Ashi arrived. I've known Ashi for at least 10 years or better but rarely see her.  Ashi came to dye mostly silk and some clothing pieces she sells at booths.Dscn1677



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I really love the pole wrapped fabric but for me to do more stitch resist a quilt would have to SCREAM OUT and SMACK ME UP SIDE THE HEAD for me to do it again.  Here are the my results with sun-printing which I could take or leave it. Dscn1671_1 Dscn1700 I laid cheese cloth over this gold/brown fabric and a doily over the blue. Dscn1703 The white leaf was cut from a vinyl border that Micki had given me but for some reason didn't sun print well at allDscn1690



Dscn1691 Dscn1681 Do you see the green/blue pieces at the bottom of the rack and the red/multi piece hanging next to the cheese cloth?  Those are paper towels.  They where too beautiful to throw out so I have a bunch and I remember either a QA issue or CPS issue of an artist that used dyed paper towels in her work.  I was thinking of slapping some gesso and acrylic medium on them until I figure out where to go from here with them.



Tomorrow photos of the mess I didn't have to clean up until Sunday and shots of the Barn that houses the studios and surrounding grounds.



9 comments:

  1. Wow, Looks like a lot of fun! The Fabrics are beautiful! I love the cheesecloth, & the paper towel would be fun to play with! I want to play too!!!

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  2. Well it looks like you really got alot accomplished during those 7 days. Everything looks great. Sorry I didn't get to come back again.

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  3. Just found your blog today. Love what you're doing with fabric !

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  4. Oooooh...beautiful. What wonderful fabrics, I'm in love with them all!

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  5. absolutely gorgeous....what a treasure...both to have the time and space ...and to have the results...I can't wait to see waht you create with these beauties...Ginger

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  6. Thanks for sharing these aspects of your time in the studio. What a blessing to have that time, and now, such colorful memories!

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  7. Great stuff. You have raw materials for creative fun for quite a while!

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  8. I wouldn't have a clue how to make any use of the paper towels, but I would definitely be saving them, so I connected to that immediately!! The colors are just so rich and vibrant, the fabric seems so rich in texture, even though the photos don't seem to be doing them justice.. I look at these pics and can recall moments of our last MACA trip, the scent of the air, the heat, the slant of sunlight, the laughter.. You've got me jonesing to get away for a week of writing without interruption! With quilting/fabrics I can see your work immediately and it's exciting! Writing doesn't have that immediate gratification of visible results, so I'm loving being a witness to this chapter of your life for many fulfilling reasons.
    xoxoxoxoxoxxo

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  9. Ooooooo...I love all of the colors and experiments going on!

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