Category : Site News
The start of a new piece. Two layers of silk organza with an image transfer sandwiched between. Free motion stitching and cutback appliqué`
I attended a two-day workshop put on bt the BC chapter of the SDA with Jason Pollen.
I have always admired his hard work in the design and textile field, so thought what a great opportunity this would be to glean some knowledge from such a master.
It did not dissappoint.
Although workshops do not usually produce great works of art, they do inspire and motivate one to go home and springboard from the knowledge learned at the event.
We worked on heavy canvas with 'Lyra' graphite pencils in water soluable and non. Using bold strokes to start , then more refined ideas to complete the excercises.
We then used Acrylic Inks to add colour and finally fabric snippets and stitch to enrich and add texture.
So here are a few pictures of my efforts whilst there and I will post any furhter works that come from this technique.
The crows were trying to tell me about the racoon raiding the humming bird feeder.So I decided to use them as inspiration for my next piece of work. This is a watercolour of the messenger crow!
This is done using Acrylics as a 'carrying' medium for texture and images.
Well, many of you may now have realized that my previous website is no longer!
Apple's iWeb suite and companion web hosting has been discontinued, and as you can see I am in the process of creating a totally new website. My right hand person behind the scenes is Ashley Theiss of Voratta Media Systems.
She has been working tirelessly to get me up and running. Her expertise is amazing and she has been the catalyst in getting me into the 21st Century with all the new media connections.
What does this mean for my audience? From now on, my site will become a much richer platform for connecting; with features like my blog, showcase galleries, inspiration I collect on my artistic journey, video demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into my studio and my processes.
I look forward to inviting you to participate in a new textile forum!