Last week was a “Let’s Make Small Art” at the Flint Institute of Arts Art School. Young artists focuses on teeny, tiny creations and truly shined–good job! Thanks for being wonderful students.
My quilt guild hosted Debbie Maddy this month as an online presenter–she was most interesting and a wonderful speaker! She detailed her studies in shibori and indigo dyeing in Japan–it is fascinating! I highly recommend her if you are studying these topics. https://www.debbiemaddy.com/blogs/musings-of-a-fiber-fanatic
I am excited to be part of an online exhibition, 2021 Patterns, hosted by the Grey Cube Gallery. https://greycubegallery.com/current-show/index.html My design is listed with the “Finalists” but there are many, many interesting and intriguing patterns on view. https://greycubegallery.com/current-show/index.html#lg=1&slide=21 The show is online for this month.
Yesterday I taught a couple of classes where the students focused on creating faces. First, young artists made faces with realistic pictures of human faces. But then they altered the faces by cutting up and reassembling parts. Secondly, each person made a face flag, on a felt flag with a knitting needle hanger. We used a variety of materials and lots of imagination. Thanks to the Flint Institute of Arts Art School for being a great host! https://flintarts.org/learn/news
Faith Ringgold quilt from 1996—love it!
10 young artists explored making books yesterday in my class at the Flint Institute of Arts Art School https://flintarts.org/uploads/images/Fall21.pdf They worked with folding paper, writing stories, creating scrolls, and more. What a creative and enthusiastic group of artists!
I am having fun working on new art pieces–it is always an interesting process.
I am captivated by this book made in 1998! From “The Book as Art” by Krstyna Wasserman, 2007. The artist has since passed away or I would write her a letter of appreciation. https://nmwa.org/
I am having a grand time with ICAD 2021, hosted by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow Art. Participants create with index cards, 3X5″ – 4X6″, from June 1-July 31 (https://daisyyellowart.com/icad-base). This is a fantastic annual event and I really love to join in the fun! I am using drawing and collage but anything is possible and doable. It is exciting to see all of the delightful interpretations from everyone involved–WOW!
This is my favorite “Quilt of the Week” from the Museum https://folkartmuseum.org/ String quilt from Kentucky, 1920-1940, maker unknown, hand pieced wool. I LOVE IT!