Friday, July 10, 2009

Woo Hoo Friday!

You know, I still get excited about Fridays, even though I'm a stay-at-home all the time person. I consider myself fortunate, lucky, blessed, etc., that I am able to be at home full time and play art. I applaud all of you who work full time or part time and still are able to crank out some amazing art work.

Here is where I am at with this painted fabric. This started out white. I added the background colors and then have added some more designs with screen printing, stenciling and stamping. I haven't yet decided if I'm done with it or if I'll add anything more. Best to let it percolate for a day or so.

Remember the sponge I showed you in the previous post? Well here is how it looks once used as a stamp. This is the light colored sponge, that had more air space or texture holes in it. I cut a chunk of the sponge from the main sponge so that my sponged design was not so large. I really like how it looks.

And here is the coordinating paper towel to complete the ensemble. I always like to keep a paper towel close at hand when painting because it works so well for cleaning the paintbrush and using up excess paint. And in the end I can use it for art making too. Double bonus!

Here is a sneak peek at one group of my hand dyes that are soaking in the sink. I did two groups of 2-color gradations, one group was golden yellow and grape and the other group was orange and grape. They are both very similar in the color results, with small variations between the two groups. I saw that Vicki had created these color gradations a while back and just drooled over the colors in these I had to create some of my own. I'll show the completed fabrics tomorrow along with their matching perle cotton threads.

This is another Etsy purchase I made recently. This is a clay tile with a small art quilt attached. I just loved it and had to add it to my collection. I bought this from Clay n Fiber. She does such lovely clay work.

In other news, Two Creative Studios (Sue and I) are celebrating summer with a fabulous summer give away. If you want to participate here's what you need to do. Sign up for our Two Creative Studios newsletter. That's it! If you already receive it, well then, you are all set. But you can earn more chances to win. Visit this page to learn how and to see what the fabulous prizes are. Yes, that was a plural "prizes".

Also, I just wanted to pass on this Faces on Fabric online class will begin on August 24. Lots of time to sign up yet if you are thinking about joining the class this round. Click here for more information.


  1. Terri, time and again, you speak to my own thoughts, feelings and interests! You must think I'm a crazed fangirl or something lol. I feel the same way about Fridays- it feels like the end of a very satisfying work week (even though I usually end up working right through the weekend, too).

    I am IN LOVE with yellow/purple & yellow/orange solor schemes and use them constantly in my work. They do not like to work and play well together, given their own freedom, they'd go straight to mud and stay there, but I am somewhat fanatical about making them behave and share the same space while looking as if they belong together utterly. I can't wait to see the results of your dye bath!

    And what a neat geegaw from claynfiber. I'm so glad I found the link to her site that you offered some time ago- I go there regularly, now to see what she's up to. Beautiful work. :D

    Happy Friday!

  2. I love the results of the sponge stamping. I am very afraid that I am going to have to lift that idea from you! LOL! With my own twist of course!

    I love Fridays too and even though I have been off for awhile now I still find that I tend to want to go back to the routines I had when I worked-clean the house, grocery shop, etc:)

    Until next time-obbiu! (today's word verif)

  3. Love your surface design pieces!

  4. You are really inspiring me to do some surface design work to my fabrics. I was in Michaels yesterday and noticed they now sell a screenprinting set for around $300 (+ accessories). It looked tempting but I remembered the cabinet of rubberstamps I have languishing and I just looked with my purse closed. I also have that new digitizing software. . . . and I am thinking towards surface designed fabric that I can embroider on. Anyway, you are an inspiration!

  5. Thank you Terri for sharing my quilt-tile! I feel like I could ditto what Judi said about being a crazed fan for your's and Sue's work and Two Creative Studios! This has been such an exciting year for me as I discover this new world of blogs, inspirations, friends ....

  6. it's amazing to me how you can create all that from a plain white piece of cloth!!


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