Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fiber Art Demo

Last Saturday we had our final Breakfast Demo for the year. A wonderful continental breakfast was served at 9am. We ate, talked, laughed and got creative, and finished up by 10am.

Kathy's Introduction of Me and My Starbucks!

I presented the topic of the demonstration which was painting on fiber with Neocolor II Watersoluble Crayons, Inktense pencils and acrylic paint. I brought some examples of finished fiber art in different sizes, and we had a good discussion about ATC (Artist Trading Cards), ACEO's (Artist Cards Editions and Originals), miniatures (general guideline is 1:6 scale), Inchies (1 sq in), and Plus Size Inchies (1.5 - 2 sq in).

Using My W/C Brush to Add Water to the Neocolor II's

The demo included painting on cotton fabric and quilt batting, sandwiching the fabric with a stabilizer, embellishing with beads and yarn, and finishing the pieces into fiber art.

Thanks to Kate Cissell for taking photos at the Breakfast Demo!

Finished Fiber Art "Thru Emma's Eyes" 3.5 x 2.5" (ACEO sized)

For other examples of my finished fiber art work, visit my 1000Markets.com store,
Littleton Studio.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Artist's Reception for CPSA 17th Annual Intl Exhibit

Wow! What a week. I left the hotel at 4:30am this morning, flight left at 6:30 and arrived at my house at 9:30am. So glad to be home, to be able to decompress and spend some time with my hubby. He was such a sport to hold down the house while I was gone.

Thought I would share some pictures from the artist's reception yesterday afternoon.

Entrance to Jacqueline C. Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia

Going into the main gallery

Artwork in the main gallery

It was a beautiful venue, and the Gallery Manager said it was the best show they have hosted at the gallery.

The Artist's Reception yesterday from 3pm-5pm

Across the street driveway from the gallery

This particular shot is our Ways and Means Director, Melissa Miller Nece, and our Corporate Image Director, Barbara Gleason, at our private showing on Tuesday night before the Board and District Chapter Forum dinner.

Now that I am home I need to start on my colored pencil/mixed media piece for the ET!6 Exhibit. Propectus should be available at the CPSA website on September 1. I also need to start on my 100% colored pencil piece for the Mar 31, 2010 deadline for the 18th Annual International Exhibit in Silicon Valley next summer.