The Arts Guild of Denton (TAG) presents their Annual Auction this Saturday night.
The silent auction begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the live auction at 8:15 p.m.
Local artists were asked to create a 12x12" Denton-themed work of art.
I can't wait to see all of the pieces in one location.
A photo of the beautiful produce at the Denton County Farmers Market was the starting place for my Denton-themed quilt. I digitally manipulated the colors in the photograph and printed it on fabric with my inkjet printer. I thread-painted the image with my home sewing machine to add shading and texture.
I also donated two purses that I Zentangled with markers.
On this one I used silver Sharpie on black vinyl.
On this one I used white Sharpie on green leather.
The Arts Guild is an independent organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the arts in Denton as the fundraising/volunteer support arm of the Greater Denton Arts Council.
My 4th Bloggiversary is this Saturday so I think it's time to post again.
It's been a while since I posted. I worked part time for one of my clients for 12 weeks while their graphic designer was off on maternity leave. I really enjoyed getting to know the rest of the office staff. Being out of my office for half of each day put my art on the back burner. I hope to spend some time on my quilts before the holiday season gears up.
We attended our neighborhood Halloween party as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.
The party was hosted by a couple of pirates...
with assistance from their friends...
and their daughter and son-in-law, aka vampire and Abraham Lincoln.
Rusty is ready for the trick-or-treaters.
I must thank Rusty for being the subject of my quilt,
"Rusty's New Teddy Bear."
The quilt won John Flynn's Judge's Choice Award at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this weekend. You can see all the winners here.
I think Rusty deserves another new teddy bear, don't you?
I was asked to make 12x12" artwork for The Arts Guild (TAG) annual fundraising auction. The theme had to be about Denton. I decided to make a quilt with an image from the Denton County Farmer's Market. I manipulated two photos I took one Saturday morning and printed it on fabric with my inkjet printer. I thread painted the quilt on my home sewing machine.
It will be auctioned on November 10, 2012 at the Center for Visual Arts.
A friend gave me four shirts to play with during my annual fabric-dying workshop next week. Unfortunately they are 50/50 Cotton/Poly. I don't like the results I get when dying cotton/poly so I thought I would play with some discharge ideas.
I put some cheap dishwasher liquid in a hair color applicator bottle. The cheap stuff seems to contain more bleach than the better dishwasher liquid.
- wet Dishwasher Liquid -
I doodled on a couple of shirts and put them in the sun to dry.
I found it hard to rise out the dried liquid so after a while, I gave up and threw them in the washing machine with a couple of beach towels.
- Washed and dried shirts -
I'm happy with the result. The black went to a heathered grey with a little brown around some of the edges and the magenta bleached to pale pink. Neither one smells like bleach.