Friday, June 20, 2008


This Sunday, June 22nd, myself and one of the other artists I showed with this past month will be giving a gallery talk about our work. If you are so inclined and are in the area feel free to come. It starts at 4p.m. and should last about an hour.

On another note, I have just taken a class at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, with the instructor,Julia Pfaff. It was a textile design class and I have posted here some of the Shibori I dyed in that class. This class was great fun and the fabrics were easy and came out beautiful. Now I just have to figure out what I am going to do with them. I really enjoyed the dying process, as I am so used to painting fabric this opens up a whole new realm.

This first photo shows my notes and sketches so I could decided what i wanted to do ahead of time as once we got to class we were going to be doing the dye baths immediately.
The following two images are some pretied and bound fabrics ready for a dye bath.

These last photos show a wide range of the Shibori techniques, both tied and bundled. The darker pieces were pieces of black fabric placed in a discharge bath.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you who made it out to my art opening several weeks back. Yes, I am just getting to this now. Seems I had an after the show crash but I am back up and running again. I really appreciate the show of support. It truly boosts my confidence and keeps me going. Plus it was a blast! Love you all.