July 31, 2011
Summer is slipping by so quickly ! The best laid plans to get more studio time in and see some real progress on pieces I have already started have slipped by as well. The commissions I have received kind of put everything else on hold. Mind you....I am not complaining.
Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether one color printed fabric has a lighter or darker value than another. If I take my selection of fabrics for a color piece I am working on and photograph them in an overlapped row,
then change the photo to a black and white version,
sometimes it will help me to order my fabric selection from lights to darks.
When they are reduced to shades of gray, it is easier to see the overall value of the fabric when compared to another. So....some good lessons learned on this road ! My client was very happy with the result which made it even more rewarding !!
Monday, July 18, 2011
My Fabric Collage "Clematis" will be part of an exhibit featuring visual arts from all over the state of Michigan. It is a juried competition that drew almost 400 entries from which approximately 80 pieces were selected. I am honored to be part of this show and look forward to viewing the entire exhibit in September. If you are in the Holland, MI area at that time, I am sure it will be a worthwhile visit to the Holland Area Arts Council to view this all-media show !