Saturday, April 17, 2021

Take Two Again

A day of looking at improvisational design has my two half-yard piece back on the design wall for another look. And I must say that this one is looking promising. I am to send some auction quilts to QSDS soon, and perhaps this should connect, get quilted, and be on its merry way.

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Other Side ofthe Camera

Stacks of fabrics, wide design wall, table top machine, rigged camera, stuff, stuff, more stuff. All to show a few pointers and get the wheels spinning for day two of Take Two. Now to do this again for the weekend. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Take Two Round One

Take Two and round one. My half yard + half yard's skinny line , which we won't be doing (awwwww) in this detail. I've got a "Line, Shape, Setting" class in QSDS in June 5-6 this year. Here's the link: and that's where I'll be teaching that thin line!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Stop and Look

After dropping packages (of fabric going out) at the post office, I saw a great linear arrangement. Tiled brick with lovely cracking, like veins pumping life. I had to record. This is the stuff I try to remember when I print. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Printing Under the Influence Anyone?

A space for one is open in the next Printing Under the Influence class in May. This is a live workshop (me in my studio, you in yours) over Zoom of five classes spread over two weeks. It's all about influences, printing, and making lots of fabric. Check my website for details.

Monday, April 12, 2021


I've spent the last couple of days working on my daughter's new house. It is my kind of escape -- I don't check mail, phones, or anything earthly. Just paint, trim, clean, scrounge for food, repeat. Tomorrow it's back to work. 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Green Up

We're just about to burst in green trees, and this patch of flowers will give way to the next and next that will start to bloom. Rain will continue, for days at 100% (don't remember that being a forecast!) till we're in full on leaf out.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

On Display

More often than I think, I make yards with a center medallion composition. Starting in the middle is satisfying, and it lets me give the outer ring another treatment or motif. This was named (by my web assistant) "On Display". You can see other odd names if you visit the shop.

Friday, April 9, 2021

End of the Week

The week-long class in printing silkscreens is now put to bed. I was supposed to be the subject guide, but I found I learned so much -- a humbling experience. And the printing from the eight who worked with me was inspiring. And it was fun. Which is beyond good for these times. Thank you! 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

What Now

I've often heard classes titled "What If" which confuses me. I'd say for this pile of unfinished work it should be "What Now?" which would force me to confront the inherent design and figure out its compositional strengths. Which I will. After I add more to the pile.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Guilding the Lily

By popular command, I demonstrated my meager knowledge of printing a breakdown screen. Of course, I've added more printing, and rubbing, and scraping color. Can too guild a lily.