Sunday, January 08, 2012

More Mixed Media- and a Book Review!

I got some work done on my Tangled Textiles challenge piece, which needs to be done by the 15th.  I will be pushing that deadline!

I'm doing mixed media again, and have a base layer similar to the last one I did.  Right now I'm waiting for some gel medium to dry that I used to do transfers using a method I've never done before.  Yes, I know I'm breaking a cardinal rule, but I don't have time to do samples.  I'm just praying it doesn't come back to bite me on the butt.

Here's your teaser, one corner of the piece.  I haven't even started with the paint, so I suspect that it won't look like this very long.

That white rectangle is not fabric, it's my transfer mid-process.

I also added to my library this week- and I am very happy with one acquisition!

I haven't even read the entire book, but she has some exercises using your camera that I am excited to try.  She does have information about camera settings and other technical information, but mostly this is a book about using the camera as an artistic tool.  I knew I was reading a kindred spirit- she talks at the beginning of the book about needing to spend at least some time after work (as an attorney) each day with her fabric and sewing machine.  She has some interesting ideas for using your own photographs in different kind of art projects, many of which are easily translated to fabric.  For anyone who wants to be more creative with the camera, I would highly recommend this book!

We got our first snow in quite awhile yesterday.  I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed the lack of snow and the mild winter temperatures we've been having.  I just hope we don't get buried in the valley the rest of the winter- it can snow all it wants in the mountains!

That's it, I'm off to see how dry my gel medium is.  Here's hoping your week is a good and creative one!


Renate said...

The book looks interesting Beverly as does your sneak peek! Like you I'm pushing at the dealine for TT also.

Gina said...

I love your quilt already - gorgeous colors and fabrics!

Sounds like a great book. I recently ordered three new lenses for my camera rather than go for a new camera, so am now in exploratory mode with my camera. This book sounds like it could make it's way to my studio shelf someday!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Lovely earthy tones Beverly!

Vicki said...

mmmm, lovely dyed fabrics, serendipity, I have just blogged about transfers! looking forward to seeing it (looking it up, I mean) on sunday.
I have jean and valori wells' book, which is about photographing gardens for art quilts - "Through the garden gate"

Rayna said...

What's the cardinal rule? The piece looks great!

Diane Perin Hock said...

Oh dear. I think I need this books. Thanks for the review!

Karoda said...

I keep overlooking this book when it pops up on recommendations on Amazon...but I'm intrigued...just not sure how dedicated I'd be. Will you from time to time do a review of what you experiment with?