Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Busier and Busier

Ever since I returned from New Jersey almost two weeks ago, I've been kicking butt and taking names in the studio. Every morning and much of every afternoon is now taken up with assignments for my masteries program: reading, or dyeing samples, or reading or... well, there just a lot of both of those things!

This week in my spare time (did I actually just say I have spare time??), I did some deconstructed screen printing using these screens. All in all, I'm pleased with the results. I used some new dyes I just got from Pro Chem, three primaries from Carol's "basics" family: golden yellow, mixing red, and intense blue.

The screens, which had previously been charged with black dye, were deconstructed onto one yard lengths of white cotton sateen, 45" selvage to selvage. 

(yellow/red before washout)

(after washout)

(detail)

(yellow/blue before washout)

(yellow/blue after washout)

(detail)

(red/blue before washout)

(red/blue after washout)

  (detail)

All of the above is Stuff On The Good News Side. On the Bad News Side, I am so sorry to announce that I will very likely be blogging less than I used to. I have loved blogging and the friendships and connections I've made because of it, and I don't have plans to stop nearly yet- but recent and sudden family health issues, combined with the intense workload of my masteries program, are conspiring to pull my focus away from online pursuits and towards life issues.

I will still try to blog once a week about what's keeping me occupied and what artsy-fartsy things I'm up to, so it isn't 'goodbye' by any means... just a bit of a slow-down. Hope like crazy that you'll stick with me through these busy times!

In the meantime, happy creating!!

15 comments:

Katrina said...

absolute awesomeness!

Connie Rose said...

Awesome Judi! We'll all be here whenever you are!

Quilter Beth said...

I just love your pieces. One is more gorgeous than the next. I always look forward to seeing what you have been working on. Keep up the good work.

Eva said...

Blogging is not the real world. Being creative and having things to achieve is true life, and what is there to blog about if nothing happens?

Sue Bleiweiss said...

some awesome results here Judi!

elle said...

I'm Stuck on You! gee, sounds like a valentine card! lol But life is part of what we all do. I really like these pieces, Judi. When things get tough, the tough get even more creative! Good for you.

Julie said...

I'll still be here whenever you manage to blog and while you're away I'll have time to look back over things I've missed or not had time to focus on. I hope your family issues have a good outcome. Don't work too hard!

Vicki W said...

Your fabrics are fabulous! Don't let blogging become a chore. We'll look forward to hearing from you whenever you have time.

Gisela Towner said...

Great stuff Judi!

You've done so many wonderful things in the past year...
I know you're going to blow us all away as you move on with your studies. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be creating!!

Jan said...

You are creating some wonderfully fabulous pieces. Spare time, HA! I don't think you have any. You post when you can and I will be watching and reading. Your posts are always enjoyable, Judi.

Robbie said...

Certainly understandable...we'll miss seeing your wonderful art but I'm sure at some point you'll 'catch up' and show us what you're creating!

Gina said...

Of course we'll stick with you! Seeing your fabulous posts is too much fun to miss. You are so productive, you call once a week a slow down?! You take care; enjoy your masteries program and lots of well wishes for your family.

Andrea said...

Beautiful!

Anita M said...

Love your work. Hope that your family and health issues don't keep you from creating and working on your program.

Sharon Eley said...

Judi, I know this is late in arriving but I wanted to know if our have a preference for certain cottons? Kona vs Permax. Also, when you use "white muslin", has it been bleached by the factory? And does it take dye differently?