Monday, February 28, 2011

This photo is a little teaser about my latest garment.
The fabric is a silk/tencel blend, that I have not dyed or painted in an all over pattern.
The garment is primarily white. I have embellished it with mono printing and a little silk screening.
In this photo, I am showing you the silk screens I made with Photo EZ. It is an INCREDIBLY EASY
way to make small, silk screens. I believe it compares well with thermofax machines, but all you need is a simple grow light and some Photo EZ film paper. I'll post more about all this tomorrow, as well as a pic. of the garment.  Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Just finished updating my web site. Phew. Take a look.

For now on the CherScapes web site will be for my wearable art collection only.
You'll be able to see my other artwork here on the blog.
Just click on one of the pages listed under the banner at the top of the blog.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snow, snow, snow and more snow.

Each and every time, 
 beauty and magic are cloaked in this extraordinary blanket of 
silence, solitude and wonder. 

This has been the winter of my childhood memories.

Views from our private road, both coming and going.


 Somewhere in between

Yesterday was a day of rest for me, filled with naps and long hours spent in front of the fire sorting through all the activities, conversations and happenings of the past 2 weeks. 
Today and tomorrow I will catch up on family and domestic chores.
In between I will work on the book. 
The July deadline looms heavy in my future.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Home at last! Pulled into town yesterday afternoon, just in time to teach my Tuesday night class. 
Here are some photos of my booth in Philly, at the Buyers of American Craft wholesale show.

For my first time with my own booth, I think I did fairly well. Some newbies did much better, still others barely made anything at all. Its just the way it goes. The old timers were saying that things are definitely picking up. Even though many of them only had reorders from existing accounts, they still faired much better than last year.

I got a lot of feedback on my booth design and on my collection. Very helpful. And I had some wonderful booth neighbors that made the 4 days much more pleasant.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Okay. So once again, no booth picture. But I'll share with you a few pieces of fabric I was working on before I had to leave for Philly. I was hoping to stitch them up to bring with me, but that was not meant to be.

Three pieces dyed once and now laid out with salt and textile paint. The goal is to somehow collage them together when I get back to the studio next week. The fabric is silk broadcloth. It is a great fabric that loves to be dyed. But it is expensive, narrow in width and many people think it is some kind of cotton.

So I  am in a quandary as to whether I should use it for garments.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hi All,

I am here among the living. Actually in Philadelphia doing the Buyers of American Craft wholesale show.
My first time here with my own booth. Just finished day two. I am very, very tired.
Feet and legs ache. But I think I'm doing fairly well. So very different than doing a retail show!

I drove down with a potter friend of mine who is also doing the show for the first time. Take a look at the van. OMG was it a tight fit!

Here I am out with some artist friends getting a taste of the real Philly cheese steak at 
Pat's The King of Steak.
It was amazingly warm last night. We are actually sitting outside.
However tonight it is freezing and very windy!

This is Pat's competition across the street.

I haven't taken a picture of my booth yet. I haven't had time to get a camera pass.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wet Felting Heart Ornaments

Welt felting heart ornaments with Sue McFarland today in the CherScapes studio.
It was a fun workshop, but I forgot to take pictures! 

You'll just have to use your imaginations.