Learning Curves is getting back on track after Thanksgiving week. I made it to class (class is how I'm referring to each book I'm working with in the Learning Curves) but not on the days designated. Like today (Thursday, 12/02/10, the day of this writing) I'm working with all 3 books on digital art. I have continued to reference Visual Language (Benn & Morgan) in creating lines and shapes. The 2 images above are small cloth samples. On the top one I cut out random shapes from book-cover plastic (similar to contact paper) and stuck it on the fabric to use as a resist and then dye painted over it. The image directly above is with the plastic removed and then dye painted in the white areas. The cloth sample has been washed out and dried here.
The Image Transfer Class (McElroy) didn't go this week. I did order the Transfer Artist Paper and its on its way and succumbed to a Lutradur purchase. I have 3 weights of it and the extra light offers the highest appeal...I'm thinking it would pair well with silk organza in a statement on transparency or where transparency could impact the overall visual.
Jane Dunnewold will be here the end of January and will have a show at the Hite Gallery on University of Louisville's campus and is preparing new work for the show. Here, on Jane's blog, you can see how she has written and defined the parameters for her forthcoming works. Here is Jane's schedule for her Louisville agenda.
When I'm stuck on a piece, I pick up a journal and begin to ask questions and provide answers while actually sitting in front of the quilt/fabric. When I first started doing this I was going to dedicate a journal by year, then by the series, then by location...but what I really do is just pick up whatever journal is close by, thus loosing continuity in writing about specific pieces and making it difficult to have the writing become reference material because my notes are spread throughout journals. The one dedicated journal I have is a technique journal that I glue I glue samples into rather than how the designing of a quilt and the message of the quilt are related and what I did to get there.
I washed out the last of the fabrics I've been layering (images directly above). Dunnewold limits the variables in order to self-impose focus and I'm going to join her in this journey for the next couple of weeks as I return to Crowbonics. My next post will go into details.