Sunday, November 21, 2010

The studio

-- Posted from my iPhone

Thursday, November 18, 2010


-- Posted from my iPhone

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Self portrait- semi finished

Like the left side..the right side is still unfinished..progress to come after semester is over

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Textiles:final piece

So even though it is not due until Tuesday I am finished with the dyeing part of my fabric. I may hem all the sides so I can use it as a sarong in the summer.

 The photos above are all from the larger piece. The pink skulls are probably 8" tall. All of the flowers are from the stencil I cut earlier in the semester. So all that I used to achieve this design was the flower stencil and a skull template. I will add those next. OHHHHH and a bonus piece because I want to make a purse out of this one

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Progress on final pieces

The first image has all the dye and resist on it before its indigo bath. The second is out of the indigo dunk. This one was dunked 4 times trying to get a deep blue color. Tomorrow it will be steamed, rinsed and then more dyed added.

Self portrait progress

Working towards my final piece

So these are four small pieces when I was playing with the therma-fax stencil and then I have an idea for a much larger piece that includes a large figure. I have decided to not do this for my final piece and instead work on the design over the summer. Later I will post the pictures of these after they were steamed and washed out.

I find that the things that interest me are still how things emerge from the background and may just do a large piece based on this by taping off sections and just adding resist. It is slightly nerve-wracking to not know what will happen in the end but maybe its what I need..a leap of faith

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Napkins: Textiles midterm

this is the stencil from before but more mixed up..just the rice paste on it

with the dye steamed and the rice paste washed out

and dipped in the indigo..its drying now so I am trying to patiently wait..sigh


Some things are just too bizarre for words..this is one of them

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I actually love this piece, every time I look at it I am surprised that I created it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

katazome design

here is the sketch I went back to eventually

the stencil drawn out..i am removing all the black areas

and here is the stencil..upside down for the moment
hoping that by tomorrow I will have some on fabric..the waiting is always the hardest part

Monday, February 8, 2010

organic design

it makes a cool linear repeat..maybe for a border

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ink wash project

stage 1

stage 2

stage 3
and of course I'm not happy with it because I found a mistake and now I'm torn do I fix it or leave it

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I realized I never posted my textiles final. I decided on shibori for the background
with hand applique and machine quilting. It was large..the stitching for the shibori took
me about 4 movies to do.

this is the finished piece. I think it is about 45 x 60 completed.
The birds are hand appliqued with hand dyed fabric..on top of the already hand dyed fabric. It was not the funniest thing I've ever done

here is a close up

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

surface design

square the designs are based on

more to come after I get the file small enough

Monday, January 25, 2010