This was a wonderful class One Theme, Many Possibilities by the talented and charming Kerr Grabowski.  If you’ve been thinking about it, jump onboard the next class you can! It was an extraordinary adventure. My class was comprised of a room full of independents that just ran with every ball Kerr threw out to us.  For instance, the top three pics are mine and the one on the right is made from sifting charcoal over a resist stencil onto a previously eco-printed piece. I never did that before and love the result!  We all tried out new ways to make marks, altering and testing our methods as we went.

One person silk screened one piece, then attempted to reproduce it with fabric paint. None of us guessed right on which one was deconstructive screen printed. Another experiemented with how to get the best line print using glue gun stencils and mylar with very successful results!

I have to tell you that I’ve never seen such a welcoming group of women in one place before.  There were no cliques to be seen and no one was excluded from anything.  If you were sitting alone, it wouldn’t be long before someone would come by and make some friendly gesture.  It wasa quite remarkeable!

Unfortunately my camera battery died twice at very inopportune times, so there were some great pics I missed, especially on our last night.  I’m not easily amused but the last night’s events had me in stitches. so to speak!  And my three suite-mates were the BEST!  We really lucked out, I think.  Anita, Susan and Andrea – all very special peeps! You helped to make my week one I’ll never forget! Thank you!

 

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

6 replies on “More Quilting By The Lake

      1. My best friend came with me the last time she was at QBL and took the class and had a great time! She couldn’t stop talking about how much she loved Kerr!

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