Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Future Constructions

Answering comments in this post because I can't get everyone's email...Blogger at work again.
For Val, my second degree isin English Literature, concentration 20th Century American but I had to read every century to get there; and just to make you fall off your chair, I like 12 hours finishing my Master's in.....tada.....World Religion. Brother, was I gonna make some money when I graduated.
To everyone else, thanks on the compliments about the piece. This was a test piece for a larger work but since I have to spend all next week cleaning (you should see my house...yikes), cooking and finishing Christmas shopping, I won't be able to start until Christmas Day. Our holiday has always been Christmas Eve. The boys and wives then go to their respective in laws for Christmas. Sweet Ronnie and I bask in the glow of we did again another year. Me usually in the studio, him usually being a couch potato. So to make a long story even longer, I will paint the Peltex first and then Wonder Under it for the larger piece.
The cable ties worked so well because I WonderUndered the Peltex to watercolor canvas. A very fine grade but it gave it the stability to not go all wonky. I would like to try adhere it to fabric but my concern is that it won't have that same stability. Will have to do a test piece to see 'cuz I gotta tell you pulling those ties throught the canvas was a chore.
Last but not least, you know I was pulling your leg about the video and blankie....come on, with my sarcastic witty humor. What? That's not how you see me.
Sidebar: No Val, I still have twelve hours left to finish my master's which I did not do. Sorry for the confusion.


Debra said...

Don't bother with a test piece. I've done peltex on fabric and it's not fabulously stable.

Valeri said...

D'ye mean ta say ya got a Masters in TWELVE hours!?! Wow! I'm impressed!

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