27 May 2010

Colliding passions

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.


8 comments:

beth said...

These are gorgeous. If you'd like to join The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap we'd love to have you and your batik squares! http://aspecialjourneyofmyown.blogspot.com/2010/05/join-great-big-stitched-postcard-swap.html

Quiltilicious said...

You are certainly one inspirational woman! I have one moleskin book filled with notes from your lecture at Garden State Quilters this past spring, and now, thanks to you, I just signed up for the Brooklyn Art Library sketchbook project.

Karen M said...

I just signed up, also. Its a step outside my comfort zone, but it looks like fun. And it is comforting to see from the other work on-line that it is a wide range of talent levels. Thanks for mentioning this.

Vivien Zepf said...

All so cool! Can't wait to see what you do with these luscious fabrics!

賴彥美 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Jane LaFazio said...

hmm that fabric is gorgeous and your postcard series has great promise!

Judy Gula said...

The hands waving !! love it!! mine are all over the shop Holding things, needles, blocks, beads..
Judy Gula

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