Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bettie Page sewn

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It's gorgeous hand painted silk before I put it in the steamer.

Sadly when I took it out of the bag to let it dry all the darks transfered to the light part.

It's in the washer now with synthrapol... The wait is
killing me

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Drawn! Illustration and cartoon

What a fun blog

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

The results

I love some of them but others would probably work better in silk

Back to the drawing board

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Shibori samples

Part 1

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why is it

That the simplest idea has alluded me for over a week?

I love the finished design but I'm not sure if it qualifies as a line drawing or how I would change the values in Photoshop but here it is

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shibori samples

The large white piece in the background along with the two on the left are silk dyed with acid dye.

Love it.. Now I need 13 more samples for Monday. I'm going to try a plaid and an argyle.

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Drawing hands

I love charcoal.. It's almost like finger painting. The very black square in the back is actually my chamois loaded with charcoal. Unfortunately I picked up my phone to take the picture and it us now also got charcoal all over it.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bettie Page illustration sketches

So I've been working on this for a few weeks and the ideas just aren't gel'ing for me.

I know that it's because I don't have a solid image in my head...

So here is what I have
I'm liking the first one the best because it reminds me of a pin- up torn out of a magazine.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009


Working off this collage, I'm going to try and work out a quilt for my portfolio.

Size will be an issue because of the weird flying geese...

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monet on Acid

I enrolled in textiles 3000 becuase I love fabric. Our first assignment was to take an inspiration piece, dye the fabrcis to match 6 of the colors in our piece and create something.

My inspiration was the Monet painting on the left that I recently saw at the High Museum here in Atlanta. The hand dyed fabrics are not in my piece as solid colors but instead I dyed the background and free motion stitched on the resulting fabric. The finished piece was turned in with the fabrics I dyed as the binding but I am going to remove them and just use a black binding.

all that being said, I love my piece. Which sends me to ponder, do I submit a portfolio for review to the textile department? Its what I love, its what I know

decisions, decisions