Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Gone sight seeing...

I'll be back blogging the first of August.  In the meantime, here is the Kore Gallery website...it isn't finished, the photography will be improving over time. I'd appreciate any and all feedback on the lay out, the print, the links, the info, grammar, suggestions for improving it and making it awesome, etc.  To get this far took some major focus and work on my part. Thank you for taking the time to share feedback! 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy...

Lisa, my cousin, visited from Kansas and came to play in the studio with me.  She is a new quilter having been spurred by the birth of Tutti, her first grand child a year and a half ago.  We had so much fun catching up and hanging out! So much fun that the days following when I was again creating alone, I almost didn't know what to do with myself. 

I've been beading on a recycled quilt cut into 3 6"x6"s mounted onto a canvas frame...(you know what has been said about idle hands).  Beading, like hand stitching, offers space for quiet meditation for gaining clarity in thought and returning to my center.

and it was Marla Jackson's photo  on her facebook page that pushed me to finally try ice dyeing after months and months of seeing snow dyed and ice dyed fabrics on blogs.

These are 6 small pieces that were layered in a parfait.  They were placed in wet.  When I return tomorrow or on Thursday I'll try it with dry fabric to see if it gets a sharper crystalline pattern.
I'm considering overdyeing these with ice  with orange and aqua marine dyes. 
If you're in the city, stop by Kore Gallery this month to see more of my work as the featured artist.