Sunday, February 19, 2017

Open Air Workshop

At a private studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, the class is working on printing techniques using thickened dyes. And the prints are indeed glorious. Tomorrow is the third and last day for this class.

Night Out

My first day in Scottsdale ended with a dance performance at the Center for the Performing Arts. It was hard to sit so still with so much action on stage.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Walk Along the Sand

I'm now in Scottsdale, taking a morning walk along an irrigation canal. Oh, what a different world.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Coming and Going

If you live with snow, like where I am in the Northeast, there is no anonymous, secret way in or out. Of course, the sun melts the trail, or the snow returns to cover. But don't think you can go without being noticed!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pack It Up

Time to throw things in and zip to go. I'm heading to 40 degrees warmer, and the next thing I'm adding is sunscreen, followed by sandals. Come on along!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Doin My Homework

I'm warming up with an exercise I'll show next week for a class in Arizona. It will also be a part of my class in June at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The play's the thing, you know.

Monday, February 13, 2017


I'm starting to gather things I'll take to Arizona later this week for my three day class on fabric printing. I always underestimate the amount of Duct Tape I need for taping silk screens. Why didn't Santa get me more?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Would It Fit?

One of these days, when I am confident in my garment fitting skills, I may use this silk to make a top. I haven't come across the perfect pattern, but this tells me a yard ought to do it.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Behind Me

Over my left shoulder this watches over me. Tonight is a full moon, and eclipse, and who knows what else. I'm content with my mystery universe.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cleaning Up

Some perfectly fine thickened dye needed to be cleaned up (and done with printing for a while) so I added soda ash to the dyes, and printed to untreated (unsoaked in soda ash) fabric. All's well, I'm here to report.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Cat's Away

Line work I found on the street. I don't know how to use this,  but images do collect in the bank, gain interest, and one day get cashed in. Beside the gray and white color, I love the line.