Have you ever wanted to learn the intimidating art of dyeing fabric? I know that if you’re a quilt artist , you probably do, that’s if you ain’t already proficient at it. I am fascinated to learn, intimidated yes, but really want to in the worst way [ I use silk painting on my work, it’s similar, permanent and gives me the control I want] but I always feel I’m missing out on something. Well, Diannajessie’blog http://diannajessie.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/fabric-dyeing-is-there-a-right-time-to-start/#comment-2697 has the answer for you. She has gathered a whole list of references that will provide just the help and confidance to try it. Head on over if you’re feeling that you’re missing out on something too. I’ll see you there.
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About Myself & My Approach To My Art About Myself & My Approach To My Art I can't remember a time in life, that art didn't play a role, in one form or another. But my primary focus as an artist, has been painting. Close to 20 years ago, I was introduced to quilting & quickly became passionate about it. However to create a quilt there are some necessary steps that have to be followed, this obviously restricts some of the creative choices. I began to miss the creative freedom possible with painting. Since there are only so many hours in a day and I had other important things going on in my life, I had to focus my interests. When I discovered mixed media art quilting, it was a great fit. The combination of quilting techniques with painting and other art skills opened new creative directions to explore. I was home! It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges. Then I follow where it leads. My approach is more of an instinctual one. I usually don't do much pre-planning. My creative choices are made as they present themselves, based on my gut feeling. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. Personal Links View more posts