January 8, 2018

Dance With Me

Dance With Me in Virginia Beach!
In this half-day class, we will be designing beautiful silk dresses on canvas.   The gowns and the backgrounds will be ethereal and dreamy.  The elements we use will create a mysterious story to go along with the gowns.

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January 3, 2018

Virginia Beach - Eco-Relief Plaster Tiles


We will be making a trio of relief plaster wall hangings using nature-inspired elements. The procedure we’ll use is a time-proven method to create rustic eco-tiles that will be ready to hang. 
For more info, click here:    VIRGINIA BEACH ECO-TILES



December 29, 2017

Walnut Ink Workshop

I am offering a Walnut Ink making class in Virginia Beach 2018.  
Walnut ink is pure gold to an artist.  I have used it with a dip pen for writing and drawing, and brushed a background wash on water color paper.  It can be diluted or used full strength, and has a long shelf life in a tightly closed jar. 

While our ink is brewing, we will be making a wee book by casting a plaster book cover.  It will contain circle pages that are origami-folded.  Upon opening the book, the pages pop out large enough for a bit of journaling.  
Interested?  Click here:  Art & Soul on the beach
 
Check back for more info in the near future.






December 19, 2017

ART & SOUL 2018

ART & SOUL
A Creative Journey

A new venue for workshops is now in Colorado Springs!  Go to:  Art and Soul
and browse through all the new workshops on offer.
Registration for Virginia Beach has also begun. Now is the time to register for a discount:

For VA Beach -- enter the Coupon Code: VA18
This will give you a 10% discount on your total of class fees if your order is over $250. Orders must be paid in full at the time of registration.






December 18, 2017

Little bird

This little bird is a mere suggestion of a bird.  He is surrounded by fabrics in script, lace and bark cloth.

December 13, 2017

Bird Skull

I am working on a nature series, maybe some in prayer-flag fashion since I work in fragments.
This one is embroidered on dark green linen.

December 3, 2017

Fragmented Architectural Embroidery

A little architectural rendering with threads.  I love scrolls and portals, and have also sketched these a lot.  Whatever I can sketch I can sew!
 






 

November 30, 2017

Embroidery - Fleur de Lune

This one popped out of my imagination.  I started with the orbs and knew I wanted to depict a transparent cloth.  I've sketched that before. 
Oops!  I see I need to finish the moon thru the fiber.  :O








November 28, 2017

Plant and Critter Embroidery

It is amazing to see the things people have come with.  Again, Pinterest is my go-to for inspiration.  A wee plant in a pot.  I couldn't not make this.
Critters.  
My method of transferring an image on cloth is simply to pencil sketch my image on paper.  Then I turn it over and burnish.  A light pencil mark remains.