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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday Favorites

 Lately I have been having trouble with switching from cruising to writing.  Lots of good things to see and read and learn!  Here are my favorites (in no particular order) from this week.

Friday Favorites
I got my e-zine from Lynn Krawczyk delivered in my inbox this week.  She has 10 tips for developing your personal design process.  Her thoughts about how to make "something from nothing" are worth a read.

This one is a two-fer.  Jane La Fazio shares a tutorial for using your drawing skills to create a prayer flag.   Jane Davies is also making prayer flags using a resist and water technique and she links you to her tutorial on the method.  Prayer Flags are weekend activity so I will show you the results when I am finished but expect to see my attempts at these two methods.

Elaine Quehl is preparing to teach a class on thread sketching.  Even if you can't attend the class, the samples she shows you are exciting to look at.  She shows a range of things to do within the technique.

Terry Jarrard-Dimond interviews Sandra Palmer Ciolino. I am including this post because I know Sandy and can pass along my recommendation. She was at the table next to mine this last spring at Nancy Crow's Barn.  She is a really nice person and her quilting is fabulous.  Sandy is teaching a 3-day workshop this fall at the Barn and if I could I would be attending!

Terry at And Sew It Goes talks about the difference between Photoshop and Illustrator.  I have used both programs and found Illustrator really hard to learn.  But I was using it on a Mac and was also trying to figure out that system.  I am aware of the capabilities of Illustrator and I think I will check out how much the program cost for a pc.

Lisa Kerpoe shows some pieces on which she has used multiple resist methods.  I am blown away.  I have such a mind set of" one layer and done" that I need constant reminders like hers to keep my mind open to experimentation.  I really love the depth given by multiple layers.

Veronica at Fiber Antics shows how to turn a turn a vase of flowers into an interesting design using a view finder.  It is a technique she learned in a design workshop

Okay I included this because I liked the quilt but Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio also links you to a blog hop if you are interested. And more eye candy can be found at Kathy Loomis's review of the QSDS alumi show. And MORE eye candy at Arlee Barr's blog. Her stuff is 3-D and that is exciting!

I am now off to my wet studio (kitchen) to work on the prayer flags.  Pictures when I am done!


1 comment:

  1. Love it as usual. Especially loved Veronica's use of a viewfinder. Now where did I put that card stock????


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