Sunday, December 31, 2017

Say Cheese 2017

This year's Sew Piecefull Bee exchange work turned out to be one of two challenges-to-self for the year.  It features two deer from two photos taken through the window at Quilter's Cabin by Jenni Beaumont (used with her permission) while we were there on retreat.  I drew them the old fashioned way creating a grid on a 4" x 6" photo then drawing a cartoon out by hand on a larger grid.  I then decided it wasn't large enough so took it to FedEx and enlarged the cartoon.  After transferring the image to white muslin, I began painting.  I mixed the use of watercolor blocks and pencils with acrylic pigmented ink.  The painted deer then were machine appliqued onto a pieced and appliqued background embellished with dyed cheesecloth and thread trash.  Since they definitely looked like deer caught in the headlights, I called the finished work Say Cheese (figure 1).  It was made for fellow SPB member, James Bridges.  I had too much fun with this one.  I think I will try a stag next.

Say Cheese                                            fig. 1

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bafa Members Work, December, 2017

Members met to share work and pass on friendship block work (to be shown later when projects are complete).  Color exercises were shown and discussed.  In conjunction with the exercise, Nancy B. Dickey, showed a finished work she had created in complimentary colors (fig. 1-2).  Also, work-in-progress (fig. 3-6), classwork (fig. 7-9) and other finished work was shown and shared (fig. 10-13). 

Members Complimentary Color Exercise                      fig. 1

Fabric/Canvas Collage-Complimentary Colors
Nancy                                     fig. 2

Connie WIP Journal Page     fig. 3

Sylvia Weir  WIP Classwork              fig. 4

Kathy Risinger  WIP Classwork             fig. 5

Jean Aguilar WIP Classwork  fig. 6

Nancy - Classwork Samples Metal Leafing-  fig. 7

Susan Cornell Finished Classwork      fig. 8

Susan's Fabric Box View 2                        fig. 9

Lisa Johnson                            fig. 10

Nancy - Torn-paper Collage  fig. 11

Nancy - Torn-paper Collage                         fig. 12