Sunday, July 12, 2015

Text'art at the Cottage - 2015

Once again the six of us had a great time relaxing and working at the cottage.  The weather was great, and so was the food and conversation. 

 A little late afternoon sun shining through the woods.  Marred a little by the chewed up hosta just below the white birch.  Now that we don't have a dog, our property has become fair game, and the menu is a cut above their normal fare!  Lily buds, hostas, turtle heads.....(the flower I mean)

 Colleen and Helena both had sewing projects and both completed them!!

 As usual, we worked outside.  Heather worked on her watercolours following a course that she took with Shari Blaukopf and you can see her work on her blog:

 Lauma played with different types of discharge on linen.
 And Michele sketched.

Below are some of my endeavours.  The last lesson of the online course that I had signed up with Elizabeth Barton was to produce lines using screen printing and a few different variations. 

 This long piece was created by using torn strips of paper which are lain on the fabric, screened , then as they are now stuck to the screen it can be repeated.  The lines on white are done similarly but the paper is the size of the screen with thin cut-outs. 

 Although this may not look like much I'm delighted with the process.  Wiggly lines were applied to the screen, dried overnight, then the screen was placed on the fabric and alginate was drawn across.  I like the little parallel lines that were created.

I had hoped with this piece to produce the Marsala colour that will be needed for our next 12 by the dozen challenge.  However it is going to need a little more work to get the deep colour.

We started our mornings with a little yoga.  

What a great group - I'm so lucky to be a part of it.


Linda B. said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. What a great range of activities - so much to be learned from one another.
And isn't that Marsala depth hard to achieve......

Heather Dubreuil said...

What a fabulous retreat! Thanks again, Dianne, for sharing your beautiful place and making us all so comfortable. I'm so happy to be part of this dynamic group!