Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Projects & Misc

Here is a mini fabric collage made at the end of my class with Joan Schulze at Alegre retreat 2 weeks ago. She is an illuminated designer and illuminated teacher. Though her teaching career has now ended, she will be continuing to produce wonderful work in her CA studio. Her class and the stay at Gateway Canyons Resort was a true blessing to me. We made lots of fiber & paper through various transfer techniques as well as monoprinting. I have lots for upcoming projects. This one has an accompanying poem I created called Swords & Songs.
Here is a photo of my design board from the class. It has a lot of the classwork. Papers and fabrics are hung in "booklets." Early projects included how to make a mini-handsewn paper 8 page book and how to use that technique to find interesting abstract patterns from folding a page of B&W paper collage photocopy.
My other time and energy-consuming art projects have been landscaping at our house and our son's house for the past month and a new bathroom at my mom's house- several states away- over the winter. 3D art! We are fortunate to be able to do these things, but I'm ready to just quilt and paint.
How about an update from everyone else? Deborah is interested in another challenge. Happy May Day!


  1. My friend kristin sent me your link. I just took Joan's last class so she knew I would be interested in seeing your entry. Wasn't joan just the best? What was your class entitled? Joan told us what a good class you were! Ours was called fanning your creativity... Great experience! Would love to trade notes about it.

  2. SHER, what a wonderful class. I've been an admirer of her work for years! And I'm glad you got to meet Sue and Debra. I've signed up for Rosalie Dace's class next year at Asilomar..........and I know Sue will go back to Allegre!