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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today's Play

First of all, let me say that the trio of quilters you see in the last post shall remain unnamed. You can guess at who is who, but in the end, other than that one of us does not do primitives, and the other two do, we are all the same - just some fun, happy quilting gals! You can pretty much sort it out, at least who I am, by comparing this photo and my profile photo:)



I played around some more with clippings, vellum, organza, and paints on muslin. I like the finish of this one better than the last one. Of course, it's not truly finished until I put it on more fabric, more embellishments, yada, yada, yada....

I truly love words and marks on fabric and textiles. I've learned several different ways of making "my mark", and I don't think I've found one yet that I like. This one, so far is the easiest, but I'm less certain about the outcomes. I originally had plans of making "fabric" sheets in various colors, but now I am not so sure. I haven't given it up yet, but I am less excited about the feel of the finished products that I am ending up with.

I am still playing around with different stuff, too. Today I've painted used dryer sheets, interfacing, and tyvek. All I am getting is a nice mess of stuff to play with further, and a hubby who thinks I've gone around the bend. In an effort to get me out of the house on a rainy day that promotes more crazy thoughts of things to paint, we went out to a couple of galleries this morning. First we went to the Irene B. French gallery in Merriam Kansas where my altered view, "Her Mother's Daughter" is hanging. It is a nice showing, and we enjoyed seeing all the other pieces and the perspectives of the artist's interpretations of altered views. The next stop was to Artichokes, which is close to my house. I decided to take a baggie fabric dying class which begins in a couple of weeks. I have little interest in fabric dying, but a lot of interest in meeting other people and seeing what sorts of things they are painting ...ummmm... dying.

So,it's spaghetti pie and salad for dinner tonight for my son and his girls and hubby. It's been raining all day, and I long for the time to just curl up in bed with my good book. I am reading Abundance by Naslund, the story of Marie Antoinette, and even though I know the story, Naslund is such a wordcrafter that I love reading her work. Her last book that I read was Ahab's Wife, which was most excellent!

And now, I look down at my shirt and I see the spaghetti sauce pattern on it, and I am wondering how some red might go in that painted piece that's laying on the table...

4 comments:

Carol E. said...

I cannot eat spaghetti without getting it on my shirt. I never thought to consider it for a quilted postcard! (at least to use it as color inspiration) The things one can learn on a blog! I have Ahab's Wife in my large pile of to-read books. Glad to hear you love the authors word-crafting. I love good writing, too!

calquiltr said...

Love your new quilt art project(s)! Keep it up...
Wendy

joyce said...

Beware! Once you start fabric dyeing there is no stopping. You will be well and truy hooked after your first class.

Nancy said...

My friend Em and I are supposed to dye this summer. We'll see. Abundance was very good but Ahab's Wife was even better. I'm currently rereading HP6 in anticipation of HP7 coming out next month.