Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Work in Progress

I think I painted this picture of Marvin Harrison in 2004. Maybe early 2005. It was after I went to quilt camp in Indy, at least. It's been hanging on a corkboard ever since.

Vodou flags (drapo) are often sequined around a lithograph of the saint associated with the lwa being honored.


Above, how it looked approximately four weeks ago. I added the football because I didn't like the way the hand looked, and I added the horseshoe for balance.

To the right, how it looks as of last night. I haven't been keeping track of how many hours I've spent on it because it would probably depress me; I only work on it while I watch TV (I'm now well into the fifth season of Babylon 5 and I have no idea what I'm going to watch this weekend). It's escapism. For a few hours I can hide in geometry, thread tangles, and a fictional universe.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

More block prints

Used a lot of the lessons learned with the circuit-board designs--no straight lines or tight angles. The green paint was a little runnier and easier to work with, too.

No idea what I will do with these.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I have Photoshop!

Now I just need to learn to use it more effectively.

Today makes one year we have been in Milwaukee.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

My assistant is evil.

The Cat has been chewing on my Teflon press sheet. It's full of teethmarks and dozens of little holes. I knew he likes to lick Ziploc bags and chew on fast food wrappers, but this is new. And $15-ish to replace. Nothing is as expensive as a free kitten...

Can't get Photoshop installed on the new computer, so new photos will have to wait. I made some new block prints last night; they're very blotchy. The paint wicked through the polyester satin so I threw those prints out--was a 43-cent remnant I grabbed Saturday for experimentation.

No, I don't know what I'm going to do with the stack of block prints on cotton.

(Saturday I was looking for discontinued Atlanta Braves cotton fabric for my sister to make a dress for my niece. Didn't find any, but I did buy myself a couple of yards of new Iowa State fabric. Iowa State fabric! On this side of the Mississippi!!!)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Frustrated as hell

Sat in front of the computer all day. I want to make stuff, but I don't have any ideas.

How do I make ideas?!?!?!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

My computer is dead. Long live my computer!

A couple of weeks ago the dysfunctional power supply on my computer melted through the case, finally convincing me I couldn't put off replacing it any longer. So when I finally finish installing everything, I should be able to post photos again.

More importantly, I should be able to purchase a printer and begin using it to print photos and words onto fabric as well as printing out templates I can draw around.