Friday, February 24, 2017

On the Design Wall

The elements get a look from afar. It helps to have 20 feet of viewing distance, a good design wall,, and some help from a friend. This on the last day of a three day "Improv Sketches" class.

End of the Day

Wednesday's class ended with these lovely compositions left for me to admire. As I post (late) this Friday morning, these boards will have seen more works, more sketches, more from which to choose.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day Off

A day off between classes meant I could do some sight seeing. Taliesin West, the winter studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, in Scottsdale, Arizona was first. A hike in the foothills was after lunch. Wonderful break.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pulling a Print

Dawn was intrepid in her attack on printing. Here she has printed to a plexiglas plate, then pulled the image on to her fabric. After drying, the print then was overlaid with more color and techniques. I'll remember this in May when I'm at Pro Chem.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Under the Arizona Sun

A day of "Glorious Prints" in Scottsdale had long passages of rain, but the sun returned to quickly dry the work so we could add another layer. What fun to work outside. And with such clever people.

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.