Friday, July 19, 2019

Just Deserts

I'd show you the baggage tags with one traveling from Denver to Chicago then Rochester, the other Denver to Atlanta then Rochester, but suffice to say today was a split of a day. I'm home, happy to be home, but missing the experience of the west coast. A marionberry pie, natch.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

What You Need to Work

Lots of light, large table, water, hot hot water, good people to bounce ideas off, and time to do it all -- that's all you need to print. This from the last day of "On Your Mark -- Print!" at the Eugene Textile Center.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Printy Happy

It takes a few days to get into the groove, and so this third day print was just right. Still at the Eugene Textile Center printing "On Your Mark -- Print!" with some very fun people.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Moon, Full Moon

I've captured my little orb to stand in for tonight's full moon. I know where I'll be -- somewhere at dinner in Eugene, Oregon, and not able to get a moonshot up on this blog. So, this will have to stand in for my monthly post at full moon time.

Monday, July 15, 2019

On Your Mark

The Eugene Textile Center has me with "On Your Mark -- Print!" and we're off. Beside scraping and mixing color, we've tried our own relief prints. This is just day one. Tomorrow we will take in monoprints and more rubbings. But with our own marks.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

You Know It's Everywhere

I've landed in Eugene, Oregon for this week's class. A bit of shopping to do and searching for just this kind of metal grid -- fencing perhaps. Something for mark making. This was on the shore near Penn Cove near Coupeville, Washington.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Checking tthte Flight Plan

Before the plane was the ferry, then a meeting of Contemporary Quilt Art Association in Seattle (a pleasant surprise item on the agenda) then lunch across from Seattle's "running of the bulls" and check in to drop luggage. Then the plane. What a day!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Time for Field Trip Again

Yesterday part of the class drove over to La Conner, Washington see the Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. Three floors showcased works in fiber, with one dedicaed to art quilts. It was full of diverse ways to address the topic at hand -- shifting tides.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Make it Big

The rains were decisive this morning, but the afternoon brought calm and sun and clouds. Back on the line were graphic, bold prints, some waiting to be printed further. The ideas keep flowing, the dye rolling, and we're given one more glorious print day Friday.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Visit to Marcia Derse

We ended our class today to visit Marcia Derse's studio on Whidbey Island, Washington to have an impromptu tour and lecture about how she designs her splendid art made fabric. It was such a very special look at her take on collage, mark making, and decisions on color pallet. A most gracious host. Thank you, Marcia!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

There is a Door

I expect space, I expect great lighting, I always have a class of wonderful people. But I never expected an open wall -- a garage door that lifts to give access. It's the closest to being outside without being open too the elements. I'm in heaven.