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Wild Flowers, AP # 73

🌸💞🌸💞🌸 HELLO SISTERS! TODAY WE’VE GOT THESE ADORABLE WORKS MADE BY CINDY. INCREDIBLE !!!

Explorations of A Fiber Artist by Cindy (Olp) Anderson

2018 was the year I first took Heidi Parke’s class Layered Quilt. What is a layered quilt you might ask?

A layered quilt has four layers

  • a bottom layer of muslin
  • batting for the second layer
  • miscellaneous fabrics for the third layer and
  • a top layer of a transparent material such as silk organza.

The two most important layers are

  • layer three because that’s where your design resides and
  • layer four because it’s degree of transparency determines how visible your design layer will be.

Once the four layers have been assembled it is time to begin stitching.

I can’t tell you how much fun I had making my first layered quilt. After sandwiching my muslin and batting I pulled out my bags of fabric scraps and discarded threads. From the bags of scraps I pulled handfuls of fabric and began dumping them on top of the batting. No…

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Muslin City

📋 ✂ 👚WELL DEARS! TODAY IS TIME TO SKETCH FOR DRESSING. EVERYDAY WE CAN LEARN SOMETHING.

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Fresh on maternity leave before bub#2 arrives earthside, in possession of a recently-received pattern order from Marfy (from their Evergreen #2 catalogue), AND with the urge to epically introvert and sew – I figured I’d use some of this time to pull together a whole bunch of muslins, ready for fitting on the other side when the time permits – that and I was just so keen to do some sewing!

This is probably all aided by the fact that I’ve now got a sewing room – and have finally unpacked and sorted my sewing supplies which have been sitting in boxes for some 4 years now. Having everything to hand, being able to properly catalogue my fabric and pattern stash, and not having to unpack and pack up each time I feel like sewing, is hopefully going to mean I can do some sewing throughout the next year.

Wish…

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Super Power CJS2020: Day 18

💁WELL LOVELIES, MAYBE YOU WILL LIKE THIS GENUINE AND POWERFUL WORK.

Mary's Creative Activities

CJS20LogoGwen Lafleur’s artistic super power is to understand products and how to use them.

I absolutely loved this lesson on creating a Paper Doll making it look ancient.  I learnt a lot from these techniques with what I had at home. I love how Gwen made her doll part of her journal.

CSJ2020-Art-Journal-Closeup-1-Gwen-Lafleur

My background for the dress was a Gelli Print, then added stencilling and some Distress Inks and Crayons.  The dolls, I worked with my Derwent pencils and I aged her with a bit of Matt Medium, touch of gold paint and other colours that I threw in!  I had so much fun with this lesson.

Thank you Gwen, I just adore your Paper Doll and making them.

Paper Dolls 2 - CopyPaper Dolls 2Blue Doll 1Blue Doll 2Green Doll 2Green Doll 1

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Procuration

👀👓 HI SISTERS! ISN’T THIS WONDERFUL ? WE CAN SEE ANYTHING WE WANT.

Désert Occidental

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Maintenant que la porte est close
Restons assise à la fenêtre
Quand l’ombre des nuages passe en coton
de noirs oiseaux tracent les liens au dessus des maisons.
Un moelleux de mousse vert sombre
colle aux pattes, à l’ardoise
Immobile, je les suis dans les airs, je voyage.
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Mirliton
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Un banc comme une crête
au milieu de la mer.
D’où l’on voit la galère et
le tous azimuts.
Pas besoin de fracas,
la vague en fait déjà.
Là où le temps trouve maison,
le poème a mille saisons.
~
Caroline D.
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Coronavirus and Mona Lisa

😷 OH MY SISTERS! I’M REALLY ASTONISHED.

Café culture addict

Is is time to panic yet? Miss Mona Lisa took her precautions…

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Vernissage at the Hyvinkää Art Museum

💁 HELLO DEARS. SOMETIMES A DRESS CAN BE ENOUGH.

erään kadonneen kirkon tapaus [[ neitsythuorakirkko ]]

Hiljaisuuden manifesti, Hyvinkään taidemuseo Donna Criminale (2018) at the Hyvinkää Art Museum by Ulla Karttunen

Hiljaisuuden manifesti, Hyvinkään taidemuseo / Manifesto of Stillness, The Hyvinkää Art MuseumHiljaisuuden manifesti, Hyvinkään taidemuseo / Manifesto of Stillness, The Hyvinkää Art Museum

The opening of the exhibition Manifesto of Stillness / Hiljaisuuden manifesti at the Hyvinkää Art Museum gathered over 180 guests. The five artists of the exhibition are Jukka Korkeila, Anni Löppönen, Ville Löppönen, Henry Wuorila-Stenberg and Ulla Karttunen.

From Manifesto of Stillness at museum’s site here

Hiljaisuuden manifesti, Hyvinkään taidemuseo / Manifesto of Stillness, The Hyvinkää Art Museum

Ulla Karttunen: Donna Criminale (2018)

At the Hyvinkää Art Museum, the installation Donna Criminale is presented as a high (about six meters high, from a ceiling about 8 meters) version. Behind the toilet paper madonna, two red works by Ulla are from series depicting the passion of Jeanne d’Arc.

In addition to displaying contemporary art, The Hyvinkää Art Museum presents important Finnish painters like Helene Schjerfbeck and Yrjö Saarinen. In the last image, artist Ulla Karttunen with Saarinen’s expressionist works.

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Costume Sketches 101

🎩👒 👠👚 HI LOVELIES. LET’S CHECK A WAY TO SKETCH COSTUMES OR FASHION.

Across the Pond and Back Again

I remember a Costume prof telling me once that you didn’t have to be a great artist to be a great costume designer. You just needed to be able to represent the body and explain how you wanted the cloth to fall on it. Even so I still get a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to comparing my costume renderings to the rest of the design community’s. So here are some tips on how to do a solid costume rendering.

1) Always start with the body. No matter how good your ability to represent clothing, if your proportions or angles are off in the body, it just won’t look right.

This first sketch does not have to take that long or be that detailed, it just needs to give you as the designer a solid foundation to go back to when layering the clothing on top. Also…

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