Saturday, October 10, 2009

School has been swamped!! Big classes, big ideas, not enough time it seems and a ton of new obstacles this year. Overall FANTASTIC kids! I Am always so impressed and inspired with what they can do.

But anyways.......................they finally released the name of this years 2010 Musical and it is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!!! YEAH!!!!!! I hate keeping secrets and that one was hard to keep. We made silk screened shirts for the unveiling and they turned out pretty well!

Hand stenciled screen, just used a word program to get the font and manipulated the letters, took about 6 hours to paint the screen, and then a card stock stencil for the foiled silhouette. Speedball inks worked well, they are metallic but it wasn't that noticeable on the t-shirt. The foil is from Laura Murray Designs. Not difficult to do, but we used Alenes Flexible Fabric Glue for the foiling because it eas clear and the Murray adhesive was a dark Gray.

I can't wait until February :)

(sorry for the pic quality)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School is getting ready to start and I am very excited!! Lots of neat ideas, looking forward to meeting new students and seeing the old too! Just wish I had everything in the house done already. Redoing both bedrooms is time consuming. I am refinishing a bedroom set that I bought last month and It isnt finished yet adn I already have the table and chairs for the kitchen in to start the processs on too!

Where did the summer go?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Way back in May I got up off of my butt to participate in the May Show at he Mansfield Art center. I didn't get in to the show but I did give my mother one of the collograph print series that I made. She seems to love or at least like it. These are some of the other prints from that plate while I was experimenting. I don't have the final framed work pictured. The black one is just getting a base of ink to work with and the color unfortunately was damaged in the press. I stopped to talk to someone when the plate wasn't all the way through the rollers.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I was inspired by my friend Sally Tharp who has a daily blog with all of her amazing artwork to get my but in gear and do one of my own. I figured that if I started writing about it, I would have to do it I am working on organizing my studio. It is the first day that school is out and I have to put all that stuff somewhere that I lugged home. I am probably going to toss Van Helsing into the DVD palyer for some noise and see how far I get. I am hoping to get it all finished by this Friday so that Monday I can really get started doing "stuff". I have a series of prints I want to work on that focus on family and relationships.