It has been a second busy week with my posting all week on the "And Then We Set It On Fire" blog on gelli plate. All my experiments for the week are over there plus some links to a new fiber artist that I have discovered. Here is my favorite print from this week.
I did get to watch an inspiring video this week. It reminded me of our conversation last week about how we have better art when we create some rules or limits during the creation process. For the life of me I could not get the video to load but here is the link: http://www.ted.com/talks/phil_hansen_embrace_the_shake.html It is not too long. I hope you enjoy it!
Having started my second QAYG quilt I really enjoyed Kathy Schmidt's post about her attempt. Hers is done very differently than mine and it has freed me to try some new techniques on my next scrap-buster QAYG quilt.
I did get Beth's video loaded. She is showing off her Book of Marks from Dorothy Caldwell's workshop at the Barn. This year Beth's theme is seed pods.
Penny Berens also attended one of Dorothy's workshop and shows off her book on her blog. I loved looking at the two books and doing the compare/contrast thing. You might also check out Penny's scrap recovery. I love learning new ways to use scraps.
Events and Give-Aways
If you are in the Maine area, you might consider going to Topsham on Sunday for the Reception for "Painted and Stitched Textile Art" and the Artist Talk by Catherine Worthington. Or you might be more interested in weaving trigs to create buildings next week in Boothbay.
Vicki Welsh is holding a give-away for a Metal Quilt which I have signed up for. But more interesting are the quilts she has made and the tutorial she has provided for making them.
Beth loaned me two DVDs by Gwen Hedley. All that was on the DVDs were pictures of textures that inspired her. So, I decided to start my own texture library to use for inspiration. Here are some texture pictures that will go into my library. All the pictures were taken in the steel yard at UMA. Do you have a favorite?