Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Tuesday Wish List

To Hang:

Artwork by bluepulsestudio would make a great focal point for your home!

To Wear:

If you like '729 Utica Avenue' you might be interested in sporting this tshirt from moreassvintage.

To Listen To:

'Heart Comma Heart cd'

To Eat and Drink:

My favorite place to pick up a coffee and enjoy artwork.


Phoenix, Arizona

Have a great Tuesday Everyone!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Hand Stamped Throw Pillows - Listing Today!!!

I am starting to list my new collection of Hand Stamped Throw Pillows! So excited :)

Lovely Blooms

The 12" x 14" pillow was created using individually carved ink blocks and stamped in a collage fashion with fabric ink. Each pillow in this collection is One of a Kind textile artwork and block design, carving, stamping, and sewing are all done by me.

Lovely Blooms

More to come throughout the day :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Learning Something New Part Two

Today we learned how to screen print using a simple design cut out of a sheet of plastic... I started with my logo :)

... and then moved on to some abstract shapes. I really wanted to test out printing on different materials (i.e. corduroy, denim, basic cotton) as well as different fabric colors and patterns.

Next week we'll be drawing onto our screens to create more intricate designs and I promise to take a photo with me in it!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!


Monday, February 16, 2009

Learning Something New...

At the beginning of the month I started my short silk screening class at the local community college... I knew it was something that I always wanted to learn but never would've guessed what a natural evolution working with this medium was.

So far the first two weeks of class has involved learning to block print. Put simply, carving your designs onto linoleum and then using them as stamps. I've used this process in the past but never knew the proper techniques.

I've always found dealing with negative space somewhat difficult and the inconsistent print patterns terrifying... But the result is so satisfying!

I decided to try out my blocks on a simple birthday card for my mother... Here's a peak!

I have two more weeks of class and those weeks involve silk screening... So stay tuned :)


Monday, February 2, 2009

HGTV!!! - followup

As posted earlier HGTV's 'Dear Genevieve' Home Decor show featured one of my photographs in the episode 'Polishing Up Her Parents' Home'. That episode is finally viewable online!!!

Watch it Here

What to look for - 'Waiting' photograph:

At the end of the episode: