These are some brush markers I picked up to use. Sadly, all the ones I had from 20 years ago were dried up. Can you believe that? They just don't make 'em like they used to! LOL
A while ago I was playing with stencils and FW Acrylic Inks. I created a bunch of backgrounds to practice calligraphy on as well as show students what amazing results you can get with a few simple tools. It's important I find that when you are learning calligraphy on fabric you have some basis to put your words on. Not just plain material. Stencils are a great way to create simple backgrounds that you can 'tuck' your writing into and leave space for other interesting stitching to go.
I love playing like this. You never know what you'll find. I was trying to make a mask but then got carried away and realized it was really a silly bird like thing.
looking at this really small like this I also see an elephant head.
then upon pivoting the design I could see the bird more clearly.
And so I added legs and glittery feathers.
Then I realized a bird probably wouldn't like the term 'plucked' so I changed it. It's silly and the exercise is moot given I wasn't supposed to wasting time doing this right now.
However I suppose no effort is really in vain; It gave me a chance to unrap my new pens, get to know them a bit before my class on Sunday and spend some time away from all the sads on facebook right now.
So far, the Traveling Exhibit will be seen at
- Chattanooga, TN at AQS Show (Trunk Show at SPOOL Quilt Shop)
- Quilters Take Manhattan, NYC
- Gershwin Theater in NYC
- Road to California Quilt Show 2015, Ontario, CA
- Published in a book of entire exhibit to sell and use as a proposal to get exhibit booked at Quilt Shows, Galleries and Theaters.
I'm so excited to be included with these stellar artists!
Here's the full list:
Peg Pennell Pat Hilderbrand Pat Dubois Tina Johnson Susan Pagano Sylvia Hernandez Nicki Allen Elaine Jones Nancy Kazlaukas Heather Rose Jane Hall Marilyn Fromerz Stacy Hurt Linda Syverson-Guild Judith Allen Mel Beach Judy O'Connor Chaffee Sally Manke Nancy LaPorte Kathy Durochik Carl Jentsch Robin Kingsbury Shelli Ricci Lisa Giesfeldt
Makes me wish I was going to 'Quilters Take Manhattan' but I'll have to wait till January to see it at Road!