Saturday, October 22, 2011

I have been taking a watercolor painting class. It is very hard to do, but I am working on it. This week I painted the same scene 6 times (threw away 3 and kept 3) For class Tuesday the instructor will critique one painting. I don't know which one to choose. Give me your opinion. I want to be able to hold my own when I go on a watercolor painting tour to Italy in the Spring. Learning to paint a fresh, active watercolor is harder than I thought it would be. Hopefully I will improve each week. I am still trying to keep up with my fiber classes too. Hopefully everything will cross connect in the end.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Having a "Breakdown"

On November 9 we will start the class on Breakdown Printing. Bring one or more blank screens. Do you want to print on cotton or silk? If you are printing on cotton I will give you Soda Ash to prepare your fabric for the next week, you will also need plastic to wrap the damp fabric in to cure. If you print on silk you will need to steam set. Since we will have time to play while the thickened dye dries on the screen I am bringing the supplies for you to make a cuff bracelet that is very cool. You will need to bring scissors for fabric. I'll see you on the 9th.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Finish Line

We are almost finished (or at least started) on the projects with stamps, stencils, silk screens, etc. It has been fun and I am looking forward to class on Wednesday. We will have "Show and Tell" at 1:00 pm instead at the beginning so we can see what you have been doing in class as well as outside of class. I got my jacket almost finished. I will be looking for buttons or some type of closure this weekend.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good News

We can once again use the back gate.  Jason did not know there was a padlock on the outer gate.  It will be removed or they will give me a key.  They want us to use that gate and not the side door, well yeah!

We will be hanging our paintings the second week of November and they will be up thru January.  I will give you a few more directions on getting them ready to hang next week.

I hope everyone had a good time today and went home with plans to work on next week.

Bring your Xerox copies for making Thermofax silk screens and Duct Tape to stabilize them.

I will bring the saw to make frames for those who didn't get one today,  If you want more and different sizes get stretcher bars from either the art department or the needlework
sections of Joanne's or Michael's.  bring Duct Tape finish them.  I left the organza in closet and I think there is enough for everyone to have a 12" X 12" screen.  For the extra screen it is polyester organza from Joanne's.