Monday, July 12, 2010

Back From My Workshop

With Karen Rosasco at the Arts Center Old Forge, in the Adirondacks. I had an absolutely fabulous time and learned so much from Karen that I need at least a year to assimilate it. We had three intense days of painting and collage, learning some techniques, but mostly focusing on composition and finishing, or "solving" (as Karen puts it), our pieces. To me, that is where the rubber meets the road - finishing a piece, making it work. I have lots and lots of practice ahead of me, and I look forward to every minute of it. Here are a few pieces I did in the workshop. Anyone have suggestions for titles?

Friday, July 2, 2010


I am teaching a really fun workshop on Fabric-Paper at the Guilford Art Center on August 7 - 8. I can't wait for this workshop! Fabric-paper is such a rich, creative, messy medium, combining collage and art quilt techniques. On Saturday we'll paint our own tissue papers and create loads of fabric-paper-collagey materials, learning some basics of color, pattern, and image making. Sunday will be devoted to making a fabric-paper mini-quilt. We'll go over design basics, and learn techniques of enhancing your image with painting, stitching, and beading techniques. You will come away from this workshop with a renewed confidence in your use of color and composition, as well as a toolbox of techniques and ideas that can be applied to fabric paper, quilting, collage, and other mixed media projects.