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....