Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Ariane is in the House

Friend and artist Ariane Zurcher is working in my studio this week and got started with thickened dyes. Her style is more painterly, and I trust that her explorations will, no doubt, emerge to resemble the collage work that she loves. Should be a fun ride.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Take Aways

I've been a fan of seeing work discussed mid-way through its process. What to do next, or if at all, is always a great point in knowing when to continue, or when to call it finished. This is why workshops are needed, if nothing else than to think out loud among others who contribute their thought as well. 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Time for More

I could save this and bring to my next workshop at QBL, but I thought the web store needed more. So it's been loaded and ready for you to see close up. I've more printing in the days ahead, especially when the days are so hot. Then I'm happy to be "cool" printing.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Each Different, Each Same

The view from lunch and the work areas abandoned (they're just at left holding a plate of Chinese). It my workshops are alike -- a table in white plastic adorned with fabric made in thickened dye. There's two more -- Quilting By the Lake in July, Hudson River Valley in August. Join me in printing; can't promise Chinese.


Friday, June 24, 2022

We Did Have Fun

Before we disassembled our work space at Pro Chemical and Dye, we get together for a last laugh. You can honestly say it was a week of working hard and making good prints. And in between, a few good laughs. Thanks all for letting me have a bit of fun and hanging out this past week. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thinking Hard

Thursday marks day four, and by now I've added as much as I can about using screens, and it's time to explore the limits of the medium. What emerged was a slew of wonderful, thoughtful works that brought new strikes, marks, and compositions. I love seeing all of this.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Print Train Coming Through

We should have had that soul train song track playing while the prints moved from table to clothesline, but we didn't. It was enough fun just to see what these two were cooking up. And the rest of us took notes and printed more.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Longest Day to Print

A great way to spend the longest day of the year is by printing. Though Suzanne hadn't said the sunshine (that was ample today) was the inspiration for this print, it certainly could have been. More printing tomorrow at Pro Chemical and Dye in Fall River, Mass.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Waiting At Home

These layered prints wait for me to give them the final thumbs up or down. I'll be adding more to my website store in a week or so, as well as quilting some as whole cloths. 

Sunday, June 19, 2022


Enring my room, I saw the TV was already on with a "welcome PAT" message as a screen saver. Let's see how much they watch me. Starting tomorrow with a class at Pro Chem, one of my favorite places. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Always the Right Glove

Getting ready to head over to Pro Chemical and Dye tomorrow means packing. And from this line-up, I need the left hands. You can find me in two more spots this summer on the East Coast. One is Quilting By the Lake in July, and the other Hudson River Valley Workshops in August. Both printing.