Monday, August 31, 2015

Fiber Arts

A variety of techniques adorn this fabric, some of which I will be teaching in my 
"Fabrics To Dye For" workshop in September.


Also featured at the Art & Soul Studio are my classes in Sewing for all ages, 
including the new "Open Studio" where you can simply sew your heart out 
in a comfortable, unstructured atmosphere.

The schedule appears below... let me know if you can attend!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Fun and Messy

Our art quilt group met today and we played with applying color to quilted fabric with Gelli plates and acrylic paints. Yes, I did get messy... and yes, it was FUN!

Gorgeous, unpredictable results....I love it!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Pretty Little Faces

Polymer clay cabochons ready for firing...
...and soon to embellish a new batch of my original "Sea Beanies"!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Art Is Everywhere


Who would have thought that a trip to the doctor would result in a beautiful photo? This is an immature fruit or "burr" of the Southern Magnolia, the tree under which I parked today. I plan to turn this image into an art quilt, or if I'm feeling brave, a painting. Or maybe some of the elements will become ideas for embellishments for an art doll. Whichever way, I am inspired to channel nature into my art!



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cooling Off With Ice-Dyeing!

It's Spring (well, almost Summer and it sure feels like Summer here in Florida!) and a great time to get outside and do some messy stuff.

 The ice-dyeing pans are so pretty!



My husband actually loved this t-shirt, but alas, 
he is so buff that even an XL was too tight on him...*sigh*!


I love dyeing rayon, and I can't wait to make a kimono out of this piece.

 


Found this great lace-edged tablecloth at a thrift store. 
Ice-dyed and laid on the grass, it looks like a lost jellyfish!


The best (IMHO) ice-dyeing tutorial:
http://www.dharmatrading.com/home/learn-how-to-ice-dye.html

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Soft & Silky Serendipity

I am totally hooked on this Deconstructed Silk Screen process. After I printed several yards of fabric, and tried to decide what I was going to do with it, what first came to mind was to make scarves. However, I had a few PFD silk scarves hanging around the studio, so I printed directly onto them. The results are fabulous!



The printed designs are so unique, and completely unpredictable. What a great process for me! I'm usually so meticulous about having everything come out perfectly, so this technique gets me right out of that box and into serendipitous surrender. I love it!


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Back In The Studio!

Survived the holidays, the flu, and several other challenges, but I'm back! Totally hooked on Deconstructed Screen Printing. Here's a sample:



More photos to come....after batching, washing and drying process is complete!