I'm working on a new series of fiber art postcards and am exploring something different this time. I purchased an absolutely spectacular assortment of 60 jacquard batik squares from Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions a couple of weeks ago at a quilt show in Warwick NY and decided that they'd make gorgeous backgrounds for the postcards.
The fabrics are from Ghana and the colors are so luscious and vibrant -- very different from my usual more muted palette. I don't know if it's the season or the weather or my mood, but I'm going with it.
I'm thinking about adding some photo transfers of the images I've been snapping with my iPhone using one of the several apps that give lomographic effects to photos. I've been noodling around with Camera Bag, Toy Camera, and Plastic Bullet but my very favorite is Hipstamatic.
I LOVE these hands. They're antique glove forms that we found in Judy Gula's booth at the Art Opera in NJ in April. They live on a shelf in my office and wave happily at me every day.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!
Recently I signed up for the Art Sketchbook Project from the Brooklyn Art Library and I got word today that my sketchbook has shipped. I picked the inside/outside theme and I can't wait to get started. It's not too late to sign up if you're looking for an inspirational and creative project.
You can find my books or dvds in book stores and quilt shops worldwide, or you can order an autographed copy by contacting me directly. My latest book, Surface Design Essentials, was released in January 2010 - look for it everywhere!
Jane & Elin Teach You Art Quilting Basics
A new dvd in C&T Publishing's At Home With The Experts series. Elin Waterston and I show you design basics and how they relate to art quilts, how to start with a photo and create an original fabric collage, and how to incorporate found objects into your work. Plus there's a fun studio tour!