Monday, October 21, 2019

Packin It Up for Schweinfurth

Suitcase not for clothes but silkscreens, fun foam, soda-soaked fabric, Styrofoam, scrapers, string, putty knives, box cutters, tyvek, and some printed fabric. There's buckets, print stuff, and some pool noodles. If my life was writing, I'd replace this with a slick laptop and cup of coffee.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Line Work

In packing for my fabric printing class next week (a couple of spots left!) I've will remember to pack the graphic prompts I've got tucked away. These lines found in one of my airport stops had me thinking about the application of repeated squares. Gonna do this for sure.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Here's The Foam Roller

People ask me what kind of roller I use to print. I'll be at the Schweinfurth next week, and if you're joining me (or are just wondering) this is the little foam roller I like to use for various techniques in printing thickened dye on fabric. They're hi density, not the cheap ones, and slip on the holder.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Doin Nothin Next Week?

If so, come join us for four days of printing fabric at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York. Starting Wednesday, and finishing Saturday -- in time for the opening of Quilts=Art=Quilts, no less -- I'm teaching "On Your Mark -- Print!" There are a few spots left.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Being Pear Shaped

This extra large group of pears (George Baldessin's "Pear -- version number 2") on the grounds of the National Art Gallery of Australia led me to think about shape. I'm more an apple, though I'd like to be more a banana. Suffice to say my month away had me return in the same shape.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Touching Down

The 13 hour flight from Brisbane landed at dawn in Los Angeles. My stay in Australia over, it's time to reflect, remember, and express my gratitude to my new friends for all the time they spent making this visit memorable .

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Memorial to the Dead

200 hollowed out tree sections represent aboriginals who fought for their country, one for each year of Australia's bicentennial. Installed in the late 80s in the National Gallery in Canberra, this was a moving and dynamic work.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Moon's View

This October moon is the Hunter's Moon, and quite frankly, I'm not sure it is full tonight, yesterday or tomorrow. As my dates and times are quite confused (I'm visiting Australia) I'm calling tonight. full. This vintage globe will suffice for the moon's view of US while we gaze at the moon.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Design Time

Part of the Improv class was, well, improving. Sandra works at the technique of adding, then dividing fabric apart to remix and reconstruct into designs. This class with the Canberra Quilters has us all watching what would come of this different method of piecing. I say all good.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Visit to National Museum Art Gallery

A cloak by Issey Miyake stands in front of a Frank Stella work that is part of the highlight of abstraction in art, a topic near to my heart. More to see later in Canberra.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gettin' Curvey Wit' Ya

The Queen Victoria Building (or commonly the QVB) is a Sydney landmark. Having been shined up and reno'd it's a great study in architectural details, not to mention a testament to curves among curves. Should you need to see how to loop and encircle, take a camera and take notes.