Friday, June 8, 2007
Busy, busy, busy
I've been working hard getting ready for yet another show - well, two, in fact. I'll be heading off to the Boardwalk Art Festival, Virginia Beach, Virgina June 14 - 17. Then after visiting my mom and brother in Pennsylvania, I'm exhibiting in the Manayunk Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA. June 23 - 24. So, I've been making some of my small pieces that are my "Bread and Butter." I've made 6 small sunrise/beach scenes. The sky fabrics are digital photos printed on specially treated fabric. The water and sand are my own hand-dyes. They're placed in black cardboard frames. I also completed a bunch of my beach scene pins - these are miniatures of my larger pieces. I add free motion machine embroidered palm trees, sea oats, etc. and add a turtle bead. These I sell frequently at a local gallery as well as at art fairs.
As one of the pics show, I've been playing with bleach - actually Clorox Clean Up spray - on black fabric. Wish I documented where I bought that black. I just love the color!!! Will be piecing bits and pieces into a wall hanging! The other pic is a remake - I've been redoing this piece for awhile - think I'm happy with it now. I stretched it onto a wood frame.
I'll be dyeing fabric today. I just received some new dyes I'd like to use in a series of leaf prints.