Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Parking Lot Shibori update

Greetings All,
Here are phase II of my latest painted shibori and I've added a second color to my previous base fabrics.  Below right is fuisha with lemon yellow.

 Ultramarine blue with cobalt blue added as the 2nd color
 Left is violet with a 2nd coat of violet added and below center is the detail.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Parking Lot Shibori update

 Greetings All,
Here are images of my latest painted shibori pieces.  Each piece is 45 inches wide and 72 inches long ( 2 yard).  Left and bottom center is Fuschia.

 Right and below center are painted with Ultramarine blue.

 Left and below center are painted with violet.

 This has been a wonderful exploration and I am loving every minute of it and learning as I go.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Parking Lot Painted Shibori-update

Greetings All,
Today's Parking Lot Painted Shibori is brought to you by the letters F for Fuchsia #49, Ultramarine Blue #12, and Violet #29, which are all Pebeo Setacolor transparent fabric paints.  Each piece is white on white cotton that's either a stripe or dot and they are two yards in length so that I can create a garment.  More to come later as I progress and I hope that you enjoy my journey.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Wearable Art

 Greetings All,
I have been busy this past week created tunics.  Some I had cut out a while back and other were just on the spur of the moment.  All are one size fits most and the lengths go from the hips to the knees.  Most of the fabrics were gifted to me by Lorain Little of Chicago Needles and Threads Quilters Guild, Juni Nelson, and Lynnde White, to whom I am very grateful.

Buzz Buzz (above) is a batik that I bought for myself and decided to share a part with humanity.

 Sun Set (above center) this ombre fabric was gifted by Loraine Little. Flash From The Past (below right) fabric is a vintage print from Juni Nelson.

Blues Blue (left) is a vintage wax print gifted by Juni Nelson and I also created a head-wrap/stole.
 Red Mask (above center) African wax print gifted by Lorraine Little.
Flux Kente (below right) gifted by Lynnde White to whom I gave her one as a gift for blessing me with the fabric.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FUMC - Foster Gallery

Greetings All,
I will be the featured artist a the First United Methodist Church,
Foster Gallery for Christianity and The Fine Arts. Opening September 21,2014, concert at 4 pm by Dr. John Orfe and Gaudete Brass Quintet.   Reception at 5:30.  116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria, IL and phone 309-673-3641 or  Exhibition will be on display through Nov 19, 2014.

The mission of The Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts is to nurture mutual understanding and appreciation of the connection between art and faith, and to develop and strengthen relationships between artists, the community, and the church.I am honored and humble by this opportunity and hope that if you are in the area that you will stop by and see the exhibit.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Converging @ Speakeasy Art Center.

Greetings All,
I am so very excited to be a part of "Converging" an upcoming exhibit of a diverse group show that includes Susan Carson, Ann Conver, Jennifer Costa, Cathie Crawford, Patricia Whalen Keck, and Judith Koren-Shanahan.  This exhibit is at the Speakeasy Art Center in Pekin, IL.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Flash from my past.

Greetings All,
This is a flash from my past.  When I started quilting I focused on bed quilts and then I started on art quilts with the use of African and Afrocentric prints.  A sister/friend got in touch with me last week and once business was taken care of she told me she had gotten the piece she bought from me in the late 90s framed.  I asked her to please send me a picture and here it is.  Thank you so very much Brenda Hampton for your friendship and support.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Parking Lot Painted Shibori Update

 Greetings All,
Here are my latest updates on my painted shibori and I am loving have the larger PVC because now I can create 2 yard pieces and that is garment worthy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

#1 Grandson's Quilt.

Greetings All,
My #1 grandson, my only grandson graduated from high school and will be off to college this fall, so Nana offered to create a quilt for him.  Once I asked what where is favorite colors (blue, green, and red) I chose what I had in my stash and we are all pleased with my choices.  He even said that a pillow sham would be nice and do it was done.

Monday, August 4, 2014

9th Triennial Garthering

Greeting All, 
I spent 3 days in Charlotte, N.C. at the 9th Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA, where we created quilts for Lutheran World Relief and here is a little slide show.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Parking Lot Painted Shibori update.

 Greetings All,
Here is an update on my painted shibori process.  The piece below were done of the smaller piece of PVC.  You can see the difference in sizes from my photo below.

 I re-painted several piece on the larger piece of PVC and you can see them wrapped on the photo above and the results below.  This has bee a most enlightening experiences and I look forward to what I create with these fabrics.

This is the only piece that I batiked and I do have more in the works.
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