Sunday, February 18, 2018

People Still Want Your Stuff

A trip to the George Eastman Museum included the story of how 774 prints of Indian movies were rescued and moved to the archives at the Eastman House. These posters are part of the treasure, and were by themselves worth the visit.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Take Two Some More

I'd finished this a day or so ago, and thought you'd like to see the piece. When I made two very similar monoprints, I put them aside for this, and (with just those two pieces) made this 40 x 40 Take Two piece.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Lester Beall and a Box of Drawings

RIT's University Gallery is showing works of Lester Beall. A talk tonight included the story of his life, how these new drawings were discovered in a crate, and how Beall revolutionized graphics to how we know it today.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stay-Cation

It was a mid-winter break today with a friend. We found Frederick Douglas (in statue form above), visited Susan B. Anthony's home, and the Memorial Art Gallery, with a few more things throw in for a great day close to home.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Take Two, Two Sides

Couldn't wait to finish this, and can't figure why. Quilting was finished, and spent the morning sewing the facing and sleeve. The back has a soft commercial backing, so easy to sew by hand. Latest in the "Take Two" series, and I'm eager to pick another pair tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pin Basting

Straight pins are my tool for basting this quilt. I can pull then out quickly. It's 40 x 40 finished, and wool batting. I've started with the dark blue thread, will add in the light color next. Did I mention how I love to quilt the lines I've printed?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Take TWO Workshop in April

Progress on the next in the "Take Two" series. And progress at finding a time and place to have a workshop composing with just two fabrics. Join me April 19th at Buckland Park in Brighton (Rochester) for a day of composing with JUST TWO fabrics. Wilder artist made fabric encouraged.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

New Windows

11 new replacement windows were installed this past week. With 6 more in the kitchen, and 1600 square feet, it seems I live in a fish bowl. New windows mean finishing curtains from 4 years ago. Enough numbers.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Portrait from Roger Remington

It was on my calendar for weeks, and finally got to see the last day of Roger Remington's work at RIT University Gallery. These prints were so alive, and current, that I had to look twice at the dates (1960s). This is "Portrait of Many Sub-Atomic Events". Graphic design, sigh.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Silk Scarves for Winter

The same dye process for cotton I use for printing silk scarves. The crepe di chine is a lovely weight, and these are half a yard wide and cut two yards long. So, joined in a long loop, they will wrap three times around for a T-neck, or twice, if that's what's called for.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Winter Starkness

I've got a yen for something zen. Something just one color and white. These just came off the print table a day ago, and I've shoved aside other contenders. Must be the outside that matches these. I'll add a clue, but don't expect two too often.