Monday, September 26, 2011

Series Assignment #3

The series workshop with Lisa Call is completed, and it helped me get into a better, more disciplined studio practice. I worked so hard that I didn't have time to blog - that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.

One of the choices for the design exercise was to turn multiple shapes into one shape. I dyed circles into a large radiating circle. The week ran out before I really felt that I had a developed composition.
The dyed circles felt too flat without an addition to them, so I tried red first - complementary colors usually add zing.
1st try at composition #3
I really liked the way the red popped, but it felt like the red fabric was too flat. A switch to a more subtle and mottled dyed fabric seemed to work better.  I still don't feel like I have a completed composition, but I'll get back to it soon.
unfinished composition for assignment #3 about 36" square
The composition feels too symmetrical, so I plan to make it less so in the next iteration. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Interpretations 2011 at Visions Art Museum

I'm honored - and floating on air! My art quilt "Grief" was juried into the Interpretations 2011 exhibit at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, CA. The show opens on November 4, and runs through January 22.
Grief c.2009 22" x 36"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A decade after 9/11

War and Peace by Jeanne Marklin

Peace to all who lost family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and heroes that day

Peace to all who watched and felt helpless
Peace to all who felt anger and revenge, and have known no peace since 9/11
Peace to all who fought for the cause of peace, and have found no peace
Peace to our country and it's people
Peace to all the people of the world
May this anniversary move us toward the love and community we felt that day for one another
And away from everything that is not peace.