When you shop for a sink, or a silkscreen, you don't measure the rest of your "equipment". So, it is serendipity that in that tight spot of looking where to set down a dripping mess the two fit perfectly!
Look beyond the pillows in my booth to see the one far away. No, that pillow in the background did not escape to visit another artist's booth. I added that pillow to spice up a friend's booth. And it did get noticed. Spread the love, perhaps.
Pillows plumped and scarves draped, I've set up work in the gallery full of color and cloth. I love to share this world of art quilting visitors. And a shout out to Martha Sielman's book on Abstract and Geometric quilts -- handy to share with visitors, offering the world of art quilts.
I've lined up scarves, and bought a new movable rack for showing small pieces, all to show my work at Rochester Contemporary's Pop Up art show. Looks good in the middle of my kitchen, we'll see how it looks in a real gallery. Show continues Saturday and Sunday.
My lunch hour was for the current exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. Around the corner was the recently acquired "Wishing Well" by Sam Gilliam (1997). He was my age when he painted it. Must be my attraction to it.
My shopping list often includes freezer paper, and now I've another reason to buy it. I've ironed it to the back of my soda soaked silk. What a difference in printing! I'm able to move the work around on my table, and transferring to piece to the drying rack is a breeze. Who new!
Hand dyed, printed, and painted linen makes wonderful pillows. These are ready to be packed up for this weekend's show as well. Tomorrow I print more, and a bit of silk for scarves. With, incidentally, are all the techniques I will teach this May at Pro Chemical for my "Glorious Prints" class.
Ready to hang, and just in time for the pop-up show of artists at Rochester Contemporary this weekend, I've still got more work to finish. But, this is ready to go. It is a whole cloth measuring about 42" x 37".