Tuesday, August 21, 2007

No Moss on This Stone!

Greetings, Blog Hoppers, Fibernauts, and readers of all ilk.

It seems since I finished the heart image 'Flow' a few weeks ago, my creative floodgates have sprung wide open! I can't stop making stuff, have been..gasp..rising early to make stuff.

As a thank you to the group of adults that led my children's summer theater experience, I made these:

More magic card holders. They are so much fun to use and these were especially meaningful with webs on the front, pigs on the back:

Note the initials spun into the back webs.

Since then, it's been all fabric painting, all the time, though there's not much to show for my effort yet. Marking fabric also requires prep and I've been going through all my old screens, putting on new mesh, getting them taped.

So here's a piece that has a good base of color on it:

Somehow, I think it needs more and am mulling it over for a time. It might need some discharge and an additional color painted in...hmmmm...

And here's a piece that's done:

This one's been worked over pretty well...at least three different layers of stuff going on. I started with some pre printed screens and release paste, then did a layer of discharge paste with screens and free hand painting. The last layer was adding in turquoise and gold. Oh, one more touch: black opaque paint. Could I have tortured it any more? I'm pretty sure it was screaming, 'ENOUGH, Already!' by the end.

Then, in a fit of late night creativity, I decided to throw down a screen with some red and brown dyes:

This will definitely not be yardage. I think it's going to be whole cloth quilted. This left turn from my normal over-the-top collage has left me surprised and I'm not sure what to make of it yet. The rinsed and drying piece appears much bloodier than I intended...I think. And I'm a bit repulsed by my own work. There needs to be more dye painting....

If you've watched this blog for any length of time, you'll recognize the woman in the image. She's been hanging around as a screen for a while and recently, I thought she'd be a large collage piece. Maybe not.

And if that wasn't scary enough, behind every photo of clothes line fabric, lurks...The Creature....

AAAAAggggghhhh!

11 comments:

Cara said...

How far are those floodgates open?Are you just rising early or starting where you left in the wee hours of the night before?

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #1: I hereby vow to post a comment on this post every day until you write something new. I'm tired of looking at the same post! I KNOW you do fun stuff!!! I'll be back tomorrow...

Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #2: I'm back. I told you I would be. In fact, I'm back everyday to see what you are up to but its the same old post from august. Won't you PLEASE put up something new for us faitful readers?? See you tomorrow... ;-)

Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #3: So Mary and I were talking about your complete lack of attention to your blog and its readers. She thinks you just don't love us anymore. *sniff* Could she be right???? Please post something new....plllleeeeaaassseee??

Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #4: Mary said to tell you that she is sad. She weeps every night knowing that you don't take a few minutes to put up a new post. She says you've lost interest in us readers. I tell her she's wrong...isn't she???

Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #5: I'm back. But today is Friday so life is looking rosy since there is no coming to work for the next two days. Of course, it would be even rosier if you would put up a new post on your beautiful blog! :)

Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

You know, the title of this post, "No Moss on this Stone!", is completely ironic. By now, all your stones have to be completely moldy. Hope you'll post something new soon!!!

Love your obnoxious (but faithful reader) friend, Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #7: Its a lovely sunday here in Michigan and as I sit here drinking my morning coffee, I was thinking how nice it would be to have a new post from Cathy to read. Alas, that won't happen today. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to check back tomorrow...
Lynn

Fibra Artysta said...

Day #8: Hi Cathy! Just popping by to say hello! :) Mary sends her regards and we await a new post with baited breath....

Lynn

mary said...

hi cathy...its mary...lynn is making me post, well , because she is weak with fever with anticipation of your posting efforts....for the love of baby jesus it's nearly the holidays woman make her well by just one little post......*sniff* i fear she will never recover from your lack of attention....
your humble (and somewhat sick and twisted friend)
mary

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