Saturday, February 25, 2012

Classes and new works

I have been remiss in writing my blog. I have been very busy working on class assignments. I have finished the online Color Theory - Part 2 course.  Part 3 starts in a couple of weeks.  In March, I will be going to Washington to take a class called - Drawing and Painting for the Terrified. I will fit in perfectly with this class. These are classes taken  at Gail Harker's Creative Study Center.  I have also started a class on art principles at the  http://www.quiltuniversity.com/.  It is called the Artist's Toolbox and is  being taught by Lyric Kinard.  I am really excited about this class.  I have had no formal art training and would like to learn  more about art principles.

I have also been working on several pieces.  I wanted to try embroidery on soluble stabilizer where I could leave open spaces in the piece.  This was a test piece done on Peltex.  I was pleased with how it came out but it was hard to embroider through all my layers.
I had decided to make my husband's valentines day present and did this piece with the water soluble stabilizer on a piece of felt.  It was a little easier to stitch through but not much.  If anyone has any ideas on leaving spaces within a piece, I would be glad to know them. I was using adhesive soluble stabilizer - then the fabric - with a piece of see through solvy on top..


The above piece is a new way of working for me.  It was done on wool felt and I used an embellisher machine.  This piece is not finished - I have lots of hand embroidery I would like to add to this piece.

I think that about updates you on what has been going on creatively in my life.  I would like to leave you with a thought that means alot to me.  The quote is from Georgia O'Keefe.  "I found I could say things with color and shape that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."  Have a great week!