Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Catching Up

Last night we had our first big storm of the season. Lots of wind! We had some rain and lighting...but right where we are at we sort of lucked out as the worst of the storm went around us. The radar map on the television was quite colorful.

I've been busily working on many things lately, but wanted to first show you what I received recently. Judy from Judy in the Dyes blog shared a cardigan she had made for herself a while back. I fell in love with it and told her I'd love to have one of those. Well she so kindly made me one. Judy's surface design on this cardigan is fabulous. Thanks so much Judy!

Next are some pigment-dyed t-shirts I purchased for myself. I have other colors coming as well, but they haven't shipped yet. I love pigment-dyed shirts. I am shortening these shirts up so that they aren't so long. I hate tucking my shirts in!

Here is a small piece I made quite a while ago and haven't shared with you. I don't know why I haven't shown it here, but I guess that's how it goes. I started with a photograph of my cat, Abby, to create this. I want to do some more pieces, working in this way, and develop my technique further. This piece isn't totally finished yet.

Yesterday I prepared these screens for my first attempt at deconstructed screen printing. It's a process that totally fascinates me, so thought I'd give it a try. I was thinking they would be ready to screen print with today, but after looking closely at them, I think I'm going to give them another day of drying time. Stayed tuned for the results.

And here is a sneak peek at a work in progress. I recently got Melanie Testa's new book and am trying out her quilting techniques on this piece. I really like her book and recommend it.

In other news, my Mixed Media Collage for the Fiber Artist class is scheduled to begin on May 25, still lots of time to register. You'll find more information here.

Also, this morning I finally got around to adding some new pieces to my etsy shop. Go here to have a look.