On wednesday I taught Tea & Ephemera which is really a class about trying out lots of different techniques on one piece of colored fabric.
It’s all very spontaneous, playing with various papers, printed paper imagery, drawing on tea bags, using printed abaca paper to emulate tea bags, stamping patterns and texture and using shiva paint sticks with freezer paper and stencils.
It’s always fun to see everyone look at the work and see the different things other students did.
On preview night, the show opens to IQA members and then to the public. This is a great time to see the exhibits before the crowds roll in, catch up with friends and stop by the vendors.
One of the exhibits I was anxious to see was the Artist Village as part of the Tactile Architecture exhibit. I was honored to see Kathy mentioned being inspired by me to start this project after I had made several houses a few years ago. Ironically, I entered my first structure, the Cicada house, in Tactile Architecture and it was rejected, so it’s very nice to see a bigger and more elaborate project grow out of that initial art piece.
My house in this exhibit is one of the smaller ones in the center.
When I went by the Between the Spaces exhibit I ran into several friends
|Kathy York, Andrea Brokenshire and Carol Soderlund|
|Jamie Fingal, Rachel Parris, Frances Alford, Me and Leslie Jenison|
After all the years I have gone to Houston for festival there aren’t too many things I buy anymore, but these wood block stamps were one thing I had to get. They are from Coloricious. The owner Jamie Malden designs many of the stamps and has them carved in India. Use regular textile paint with them, just make sure you have a padded surface, like a foam mat, under the fabric when printing.
Dinner @ 8
One of the rituals for dinner @ 8 is hanging spoons from our noses at some point during the evening.