Well, I’m still in the painting studio (a.k.a the basement), but we are on the home stretch on the studio refresh with the painters hard at work. I have bins of fabric that need just something else before I can be serious about using them. The above fabric was something I did to use up paint, so I’m pretty sure I scrunched it up and then painted the ridges with a foam brush. Then I took a film canister (remember those?!) and dipped the bottom in the paint and stamped away.
Sometimes an improvement is as easy as adding a color as in the above piece. I painted half red and half blue – -double the possibilities.
I’m also hanging a few things on the wall down there to make it a more inspiring space. This is the trendy “hang-the-empty-frame” thing with the actually useful clipboard full of inspiration. Currently on display is my hero, Helen Frankenthaler.
Remember this? It’s a 365 day collage book I did in 2006. (Here’s an interview with Pokey Bolton and WAY at the end is a short clip of the Quilting Arts TV segment I did about using the book as inspiration. It’s worth a look just for my goofy outfit.). Let’s just say the book has gone to a higher purpose.
I’ll share more when I have them in place, but here’s a pretty big hint.