I have been nursing a bit of a cold… and since my studio temperature can hover at 55 degrees (really!) during the coldest days of winter, I have been resisting the urge to busy myself at the felting table until I am 100%. In the meantime, I continue my sketch process (along with various internet-related tasks). This recent batch of sketches are all in ink, all slightly toned with chalk. Feeling for the groove – ink is demanding but inviting; still, I cannot resist overlaying it with the tone and loose, almost gestural mark from chalk. The paper is part of a cheap, acid-free, mixed-media sketch pad/98 lb, mildly toothy. Probably need to graduate to better paper….I have acquired some and it is patiently waiting for me to “grow up.”
Next in a series.
Processed (steamed, wax removed, washed, rinsed and dried). Matchbook arrangements of two separate but similar hue sets. I’m feeling a decidedly kaleidoscopic vibe from this wave of work...☀️
Continuing my wax-resist interlude. This cloth is for my 2021 wearable collection (see @petalunacollection for more).
More painted wax-resist samples (freshly applied dye paste).
Painted wax-resist samples, set 1 (before steaming and washing - so super-saturated!).
Cut/paste/splice/match/reverse/replace/filter - playing with images of wax-resisted and dyed paper as I regroup for a new round of work.
Natural dye workshop on my mind...a peek at some of the dyes we’ll be working with on March 20th.
Mentioned in my last post - here is the official promo! This is my first workshop of the year - printing/painting with natural dyes March 20-22 at the #sefaa center (Chamblee/Atlanta) It will be part in-person/part remote. Check out @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for more info. Space is limited.
First madderroot (and ferrous) print samples completed! More process info in today’s IG story. **If you are in the ATL area and want to learn more, I’m teaching my first workshop of the year on printing/painting with natural dyes March 20-22 at the #sefaa center. It will be part in-person/part remote. Check out @sefiberarts / fiberartsalliance.org for more info. Space is limited.