Friday, October 5, 2012

Another WIP

Here's another WIP art quilt, about 5 " X 7".  I've appliqued the inkjet printed on fabric images onto some fabulous old silk remnants, the botton piece is Japanese kimono remnant.  The silk doesn't scan well, so I took pictures:

Not sure where this one's going to go.  I'm thinking maybe some stencilling...taking suggestions!

And here's a first proof of my new print.  Also unsure where it's going and am way open to suggestions.  I'm thinking that I could be brave enough for a reduction print but I dunno....also it may be too late for that.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking.  And feel free to leave your comments here.  I made it easier for you to do. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Own Coffee Obsession

It seems to be a phenom for me to get back into the flow, after some hiatus, with a rush of different pursuits.  But this time, I've at least stayed, more or less, with the same subject in a few different mediums, instigated by Quilting Arts most recent Reader Challenge, "Coffee or Tea?"in the October/November Issue.

So first I set up a still life and took a photo of it:

Then I did a watercolor:

Next, I made an art quilt using this image:
And now, I'm working on carving a linoleum block:

And I've started some small projects that I'll elaborate on in the next post.  And I'll leave you with an appropriate quote:
"The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece. Such imperfections (or mistakes, if you’re feeling particularly depressed about them today) are your guides -- valuable, reliable, objective, non-judgemental guides -- to matters you need to reconsider or develop further.”  David Bayles and Ted Orland