Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fabric Sample Book

Created this sample book which measures 5" x 15"....10 pages held together by three rings so I can add more pages if necessary.
The first page is a sample of my stamps on palette paper and the black and white fabric, the same stamps except I used fabric paint and acrylics mixed with GAC 900. This is my first step in working entirely with fabrics...something I'm committed to do throughout this fall and winter. I'm hoping this book will help me understand the workings of dyes and paints and also how they react using gelatin plates and silk screening. I'm excited about this journey using fabrics, dyes, sewing and bead work. I'm not interested in quilting but rather using these fragments to create ongoing stories as they show up on my journal pages or if they might begin in the fabric work itself. Today is the first day of my new spiritual year so it feels like my direction has set its course perfectly! Using memory and archaeology finds and writings will also be my best bet for new work!

I want to thank all of you who have visited my catalog and preview featured on my sidebar. I'm so proud of this little square book and it's nice to know it has been seen. I've also had sales and that feels good too! I'm not that interested in putting together shows anymore so printing a catalog has been a wonderful way of completing work and putting it out in the world.

Hope everyone is enjoying Autumn! It's my favorite time of the year and this year seems to have arrived early as we usually have hot days in late Sept.& Oct. Oh well, I'm going to do the great shed has all my winter clothes so I'll be dragging in and dragging out and settling into cozy sweaters and scarves.

My apologies...last post I said I would be changing up the looks on Blue Sky Dreaming but I just ran out of time and interest...I'd really rather be the studio! Have a great time beginning this new season!