Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Space Between - Interview with Susan Fletcher King

I am so excited to have been juried into the invitational exhibit "The Space Between" - co-curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.

You can read my interview here. Be sure and read about the other artists on the Dinner at Eight artist blog. This is a great way to get a little peak into each artist's personality.

Happy Discovery

I’m Ready for My Close-up, Mr. DeMil has a base coat of Pepto-Bismol pink acrylic and layers and layers of multiple colors of Crayola crayons. Of course, ironing between the applications of color is necessary to set the crayon into the fabric and allowed me to decide if more color is needed.
Highlighting was necessary to visually separate the upper back from the neck. With light peaches and pale pinks in hand, I went to the ironing board with the fabric in order to save some steps. My happy discovery was to find that when crayon is applied to hot fabric, the color instantly melded into the surface. There are no harsh edges from the coloring strokes and very quickly the artist can tell if more/different color is needed.
From now on, methinks heating the fabric before applying crayons is the way to go!
Background is a snow-dyed silk from my dear friend, Nora Jones of Fort Collins, Co.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Space Between - Linda's interview

The Space Between - Interview with Linda Teddlie Minton

I was so thrilled to be juried into the invitational exhibit "The Space Between", co-curated by Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal.  And today was my "day in the sun", when I was the featured artist on their Dinner at Eight Artists blog.  Please take a look, then be sure to read about the other artists too ... we are all just fascinating!   ;^)
Susan Fletcher King's interview is scheduled to be posted on April 26, so be sure to check back then.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

An April Fools' Meeting

We had our April 1, 2011 meeting at Nancy's house, which feels very "out-in-the-countryside", and is so beautifully decorated.  I thought I'd finally post some pictures, since we are getting ready to launch our official website soon.

Connie made this art quilt for her kids at the beach.
Just one example of the deconstructed screen printing that Nancy has been playing with.
A work-in-progress by Mary Ann ... an abstracted cart wheel,
from a photo taken by her husband.

Nancy was our gracious hostess for the day.
Even her Copper Pennies dish was served
with an Easter Bunny theme.
Mary Ann and Susan, getting ready to dig in.
Luscious dessert, YUM!
Connie and Liz share a laugh.
My favorite pic of Susan.
Pic-of-the-Day -- Nancy at cocktail hour!