Monday, October 20, 2008

C-R-E-A-T-E-tively me!


Learning new techniques to express art forms in different media is important to me. Clearly seeing shadow and forms in design and then being able to replicate what I see on cloth art comes natural. However, I'm always looking for new ways to upgrade my skills. To that end, I finally got a chance to take the portrait class from Patt Blair working with Tsukineko Inks and Fabrico pens. Patt is a wonderful painter, quilter and teacher! Tsukineko inks are a fabulous brand of Japanese inks that when applied with a cotton stump like tool really yield nice results. I needed to formally learn the technique of using these inks, because I plan to incorporate this media into my future fiber art pieces featuring portraits. I'm a great admirer of the work of Hollis Chatelain. Hollis is a phenomenal artist and quilter. I'm in awe of her work, especially her depiction of African portrait images recreated from her experiences her times in Africa. I'm so excited that next spring she will be teaching in the Northern California area. I'll ber sure to sign up as quick as possible to get some good learning from Ms. Chatelain. Check out my first ink drawing piece featuring my niece Shaunna. I think it's a fairly good representation of her. This work was done with the inks on a faint pink muslin cloth. The warm tones of her skin are developed from sand, truffle and believe it or not, purple color inks. Not quite sure how I will eventually piece and quilt it. We'll see! As always...
C-R-A-T-E-tively me! Sandra

1 comment:

Cathy Kleeman said...

I used the SAQA Ring list to find artists new to me. Tag, you're it:
The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

"First Kiss"

"First Kiss"
Innocence

Cheetah Girl

Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Little Freida

Little Freida
I just love Freida Kahlo!

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly
Inked / Thread painted face with 3D hair bun

"Hello down there!"

"Hello down there!"
Rare find of shrimp like creature in a iceshaft in Anartica

Kiss of a Rose

Kiss of a Rose
Quilt Visions "Fantasy Flowers" Challlenge

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet
Another quilted portrait with 3D organza lillies and leaves

Quilted Denim Jacket

Quilted Denim Jacket
Close up of Shaunna's quilted photo

Simba!

Simba!
Cherrywood fabric challenge - Lion King's travelling show

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
Couldn't resist posting this water color work of an elephant on safari

Leopard at night

Leopard at night
Another watercolor

Geronimo

Geronimo
My quilted rendition of the proud Apache leader

Something to think about....

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"



Pablo Picasso