At a crossroads…to be at a point where two or more roads meet. Or..at a point of decision or a critical juncture. And consider…Overlap, convergence, intersection…
I have found myself in school again after many years. It is a privilege and a pleasure. Now my identity as an artist is undergoing deep change. And my silk work is as well. I truly don’t know where this road will lead…
Stretching the quilt backing onto the kitchen floor, then taping it, is a process in itself! But my quilt day had just begun!
Next there was placing down the batting and then pinning the quilt top to it.
I am so HOPEFUL that I will like the results… but as this is my first time trying to machine stitch a quilt, I am not sure about this!
I am linking up with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. I need the help of these experts!
I’ve started experimenting on silk chiffon. Wow- what a great fabric. Soft, strong, and it takes the dye great. I started the underdrawing with my silk dyes, dried out so the lines would stay, and also used magic sizing on the chiffon.
Here the dyes are drying a bit- when the water evaporates almost all the way it works great for delicate lines and brushwork.
The drawing worked wonderfully on the magic-sizing prepped chiffon. After steam setting the drawing, I painted it as well, again with the silk dyes and magic sizing. The chiffon works great- the colors spring out vivid, and the details very sharp.
I’m linking up to Nina-Marie Sayre’s Off the Wall Friday– check it out!
Puzzling over linguistics…
I say often that silk is my media… sometimes I say I work in textiles. I have begun some works now, and want to say that my media is COSTUME.
Meaning garments that refer to fashion history and all it’s meanings- but also, a work of art, one that might portray reality or not, one that might have layers of meaning or observation like a drawing or a textile work.
There are so many artists working with clothing in this way- but how to describe it? Succinctly- as a category, the way a media is a category…