Monday, June 18, 2018

Encaustic Exploration.

Greetings All,
Last week I explore the world of encaustic for the 1st time. Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.  Here are some of the pieces that I created below.  

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wearable Works - Update

Greetings All,
I have created some new tunics from some of my ice-dyed cloth and felt a need to share.  Grape Crush (below left) is of Osnaburg cloth.   Below cent is more Osnaburg cloth ice dyed cotton with orange titled  Dream Sicle and below right is Tutti frutti multi-colored tunic of a vintage tablecloth.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cloth Works - Ice dye updates

Greetings All,
Here are some of my results from my 1st ice dye of the season.  Dyed with Rit powder dyes, Pro Che dyes, and Setacolor fabric paint.  I use Osnaburg cotton and vintage tablecloths.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cloth Works - updates

Greetings All,
I've been kind of laid back for a while and focused on other things like making my tunics, dyeing fabrics, and soft sculptures. Now that it's warm in my area of the world I have been ice dyeing and loving it.  Here are a few photos of my process.  I used Rit dye in both liquid and powder forms.  I also use Pro Chem reactive dye and Setacolor fabric paint.

I have also been gifted some false indigo and I've picked and cut it and combine it and water in a jar to see if it will ferment and extract a blue dye.  I will keep you posted.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Art of the Passion - update.

Greetings All,
The Art of the Passion at St Paul Lutheran Church in Frankfort, IN will be closing on the 7th of April and this is a photo of the Station of the Cross exhibit that closed on the 31st of March, but open again on Easter Sunday.  I love this photo because of the lighting and the shadow of the viewer beholding my piece.  I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be able to participate in this venue once more and again.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Art Of The Passion - exhibit.

Greetings All,
My latest piece was created for the exhibit "The Art Of The Passion" for the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Frankfort, IN.  I created a piece that honors the 6th Station of the Cross.  

Station 6: Comfort – A stranger courageously offers comfort to Jesus.
Veronica was so moved by the sight of Jesus’ suffering that she courageously moved out of the crowd to wipe the blood and sweat from His face with a towel. She was rewarded when the image of His face was transferred to the towel.
It is a suffering face, disfigured with wounds, yet it is the only image of Himself that Jesus chose to leave with us.
We can bring healing to the scars that hide the beauty of His grace from the world. We can continue to build upon faith and the visible signs of love and compassion.  (Matthew 25:40)

My piece is simple in its construction because I wanted to mainly focus on the message of comfort and I do hope that I have conveyed that.  I used some of my hand dyed cotton, gifted cotton, and Kona cotton.  Simple machine pieced and quilted.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 2029 S State Road 39 Frankfort, IN 46041

Stations of the Cross: March 25 – March 30, 2018

Closed March 31

Stations of the Resurrection: April 1 – April 6


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