If you don’t know Deborah Boschert, and her wonderful work already, I’d love to introduce you to my friend and her new book.
Deborah and I have known each other for at least 10 years. This is us in the green room of Quilting Arts TV, 4 years (and 20 pounds) ago.
I was thrilled to receive an early copy of Deborah’s fantastic new book Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch to preview and participate in this blog hop to get the word out.
I really love Deborah’s strong sense of design and sophisticated use of color. Notice how she often works with a limited color palette and how strong and effective that is. Color is so seductive, it’s hard not to want to use them all.
In her book, Deborah explains design principles and the layering techniques she uses to build her collaged mixed-media work in such a clear and easy to understand way, and she even shares a fun game to help generate ideas for imagery and composition to get you creating. (Sometimes that’s the hardest part!)
Deborah and I had a chat on the Surface Design chapter of her book. I have to laugh, because during the intro I was trying to get her attention to ask her to use my full name (with Coates). I’m a bit sensitive about this because I vacillate on whether to keep the Perez part of my name or not. I didn’t want to bother re-taping after we finished, so please bear with the pantomime, lol. 🙂
Drop me a note about a technique you’d love to learn more about, or you could always share your thoughts about me changing my name, lol.
On October 1st I’ll pick a commenter to win a copy of Deborah’s new book. C&T will ship a hard copy to US winners and an ebook to international winners. Visit these other blogs for more video chats and chances to win.
September 19: C&T Publishing and Editor Lynn Koolish
September 20: Teri Lucas, Generation Q Magazine
September 21: Susan Brubaker Knapp
September 22: Sue Bleiweiss
September 23: Lyric Kinard
September 26: Lori Kennedy
September 27: Maria Shell
September 28: Jane LaFazio
September 29: Judy Coates Perez
September 30: Melanie Testa
Nov 3-6 International Quilt Festival, Houston
Nov 1 Tsukineko Inks
Nov 2 Tea and Ephemera
Nov 3 Tsukineko inks
Nov 4 Blessings in the Wind: mixed media prayer flags
January 12-15 Craft Napa – Sign up Now!
Jan 12 Painting Imagery with Textile Paints
Jan 12 Fast and Fun Foam Stamps
Jan 13 Paint and Print-a-palooza
Jan 14 Blessings in the Wind, mixed-media prayer flags