Our Fiber Junkies met yesterday; during the summer months, we often meet at Vals who has a wonderful wet studio in her garage. She is such a wonderful hostess, always welcoming us with open arms, tables ready and everything else to make our day a big fun day. We played with one of our favorite techniques - deconstructive screen printing which we always love. We used dyes but this time we also tried a new version using discharge paste.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Being a Brownie scout meant lots of things - crafts, games, fun snacks and one of the biggest thrills - marching in the Memorial Day Parade. It was a day off from school, the beginning of summer and a chance to be with our little girlfriends.We all carried little flags and someone got to carry the big flag - sometimes me, my mom was the leader and I would beg her to pick me. We would march down Main Street in Farmingdale, New York, very proud, smiling and full of giggles. We knew what the holiday stood for, but for us little kids, it was more of a day of fun.
and Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Just a quick post to share my latest project I made as a baby gift for a dear friend's daughter who just had a little boy - her first baby! I made one of these for my granddaughter a while back, too young for her at first but now she's at the perfect age.
It's quite fun to make and many ways a small child can play with it as my daughter/ teacher pointed out. The pocket in front holds the pieces to be matched to the board below.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This is part of an ongoing series I started with deconstructive screenprinted fabric from a while back. I do have a "leaf I" posted some time ago and finally got round to finishing the blue version.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Wishing you a wonderful Mother's day surrounded by those you love.
Have a great day!
Friday, May 8, 2015
We did have an inspiring show and tell at Fiber Junkies the other day. Kate had spend a week at Pro Chemical taking her second workshop with Carol Soderland. The results were beautiful, most of it dealt with neutrals which Kate had samples of in a notebook.
On another note, I'm off to Atlanta to see my daughter and Audrey - my granddaughter. It's a celebration of my daughter's birthday - I became a mother on mother's day. Have a wonderful mother's day.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
It's that time again, always a happy dance day when the Fiber Junkies meet and meet we did at Gen's home for some Geli printing. Gen had everything set up and ready to go; we brought geli plates, plexiglass, paints, lots of fabric, stencils...the list goes on. We were ready to PLAY! I had never used a geli plate and some of the gals brought extra to share. Denny was also thinking ahead and made some homemade gelatin plates for us to try and compare the difference.
Here is one that Denny did which is hanging to dry.
Mary has been pondering over this piece of wool for many meetings but like a good trooper, refused to give up on it. The above piece which she had already sunprinted, shiboried and ice dyed was not what she wanted.
So here is the after (of the before) where she geli printed an image on top. Mary was literally doing a happy dance, now loves the piece and commits very seriously to the philosophy of not giving up. It really does look great and I look forward to seeing what Mary will do with it.