Well, the free wifi only lasted so long last evening, and then I got dropped, so after I had completely written this post, I lost it and now I'm having to rewrite it! ARGH!!!!
We had a great day in class, working and playing with new techniques. Last night we had three great Powerpoint presentations and lectures by Alice Kettle, Jane Dunnewold, and Lisa Klakaluk. I was so inspired by all of their works and their philosophies on textile art and the world. Go here to read more about the conference.
I took only a few pics of pieces from yesterday's class. By the time I got my camera out, most of my classmates had departed for the day, and I really didn't want to photograph their work unless I had their permission. Here is one of the many lovely pieces done by my classmate Karen:
Her pieces are very colorful and usually involve many layers, which add a lot of interest.
This wonderful piece was done by another classmate who lives in Canada and has enjoyed life as a silk artist:
I love her work and can't wait to see this piece completed!
This is my current piece:
I used a screen that I had begun deconstructing the day before (I'll show you pics in my next post). There was so much dried dye on the screen that I was able to get a lot more pulls yesterday! Interestingly enough, the first pulls showed daiseys and vines. At a distance, pulls from the same screen now appear to be a city scape! I added leaves from outside of our classroom. After screening, but before the dyes had dried, I went back in and "painted" the undyed areas with very dilute dyes. This was done on a heavy habotai which was pretreated with soda ash.
I hope to take more pictures today, and also begin my series.....as this calss is titled "Working in a Series'!
ENJOY YOUR DAY!