Monday, May 20, 2013

Earlier this Month

My friend April had her 55th birthday earlier this month and celebrated with a group of friends by having lunch then going to a pottery place.  We all picked out our piece of pottery to paint then got started with the glazes.  The following are pictures of some of us working- I didn't get pictures of April's daughters and  granddaughter :)

 April the birthday girl and Carol waiting to get started.
Traci picking out pieces to put on her lightswitch
this is my square bowl that will go in my art room
Traci's Swithplate cover "after"

my bowl "after"

mother /daughter working away

painted, then painted over and scratched away

Carol's bowl-square like mine
Carol's "After"

April working on her bowl.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Art Day

here is the table before we got started
On friday-(May 10th) i went to my friend Traci's house to paint and embellish some fabric.  She had seen some fabric painting I did from an online class and wanted to take it a few steps farther for a different project.  So we got out paint, stencils, stamps, and "objects" to use as stamps.  We wanted to paint on
printed fabric to see what look we would get-by using that as our background.
The first piece of fabric we used was heavily printed w/text and graphics.  We each painted "our" side of the fabric and then embellished.  Once it was dry, Traci cut it in 1/2 for us to each use in our own projects.
 The second piece of fabric we painted was a black polka dot on white.  Traci opted to tone her side down with a thin layer of gesso before she started her painting.  I decided to just go for it-hoping once painted it wouldn't hurt your eyes as bad.
We had a lot of fun painting and chatting-a successful "art day" for the two of us-reminded us of the days when a small group of us would get together and have "art days" to try out a new project/product or just work on something individually.  and eat chocolate.  and talk.  girl talk.

printed fabric after we painted and added papers/fibers

another view.  traci did the right side, i did the left

polka dot fabric after painting-again traci-right me, left

close-up of a portion of Traci's side

close-up of my side