Tuesday, March 20, 2018

As Art Centers Go

The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center was on our river walk today in Fort Meyers. An old post office that was renovated, it is on the turn of offering great space for events and art exhibitions. I'll return to see more of what they offer

Monday, March 19, 2018

Glorious Prints

I've checked on the Pro Chemical and Dye  class list, and happy to know that there is only one spot left in the May 7-11 class on Glorious Prints. An almost full house if just fine! These hanging yards I'll show off for how to print, dye, stamp, and more. Hope you'll be along for the blog ride, at least.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Busman's Holiday

After teaching for two days, it was time for sightseeing. A trip to the Koreshan State Park and the sight of the Koreshan Unity Commune (active from the late 1800s to 1940) had a surprise quilt show for me to take in. Just to remind me that quilts are my life.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

With Me Till the End

Karol and Kathy finish the last assignment for the two day Florida workshop, where we designed, discussed, and discovered more than a dozen ways to start abstract works. Great group to work with.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Small is Wonderful

20 hard-working and dedicated art quilters went through all I could fit in a day of working on design exercises. The sketches, at times made quickly and with little advance plans, went under scrutiny, as evidenced above. Day two unfolds tomorrow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spread Your Wings

I've flown to Florida for a workshop with the SAQA group here. We'll start tomorrow, and top of the list is to tackle how to design abstractly, and how good design makes for good art quilts. Time to stretch, I'd say.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Life is Not Nothing

Stephen Hawking, the man who would explain a vast part of the universe for us, left us this world to continue with. It is a circle. With luck, exploration will be passed to another brilliant person, and on.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pile of Treasures

I got to visit Ellen's studio today to see prints she made in a recent workshop. We tried to figure out each method for the effect we saw, and for the most part, figured correctly. Ah, the joys of processes. Lovely fabrics for her works to come.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Tampa's Surface Designers

I was lucky to get a ride to the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild's meeting tonight, and met a graduate of Jane Dunnewold's class, Diane, who had this multilayered piece to show us. It doesn't show how spectacular the work is in this photo, but look for it in Houston later this year.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Note Worthy

Next weekend a group of fiber artists asked me to put them through their paces in my "A Dozen Ways: Design for Art Quilts" in Tampa, Florida. So, it's homework for me before I go. Then get packin'.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stop and Smell the Non-Roses

I strolled through the garden paths at the GardenScape show this week. A handful of competent landscapers set out scenes, giving us the textures and scents of fresh, growing plants. A nice break from the mounds of snow I navigate on my daily walk.