The Rock Star of the news is my: Cancer Can’t Take Memories Journal™ Project I’m working on teaming up with Cancer Action KC to launch a doozy of a workshop — & I am SO proud of this one — it’s going to be a great resource (and I think a really successful project!). In keeping with my quest to bring people to explore their creativity, the CCTMJ project will allow me to work with ANYONE who wants to dive into journaling or sketchbooking to preserve memories for future generations, honor a loved one, or just learn to unpack their mental clutter on the page in a creative environment.
Workshop wise- I’ve had a blast developing Moe the Cat into a tutorial on what’s called Needle Painting (it’s the layered long-and-short stitching technique used to achieve a realistic painted look — like fur). I’ve just got one stripe & his tufty whiskers to finish him up. He will be going to his home this weekend & I just couldn’t be prouder of the results:
I had NO idea what I was getting in to when I decided to work him as a dimensional portrait– but I’m SURE glad I did. He really pushed me to challenge myself & learn something completely new.
In the mean time, You know to visit the NEW Schoolhouse for local workshops booking through August 2012, and I’ll post here as soon as the new online sections roll out (in the next couple of weeks)
We’ve got a month to go until I launch the Mixed Media Lab in Tan TarA at the MO Fiber Artist’s Conference, so visit the MoFA 2012 workshop.
Exhibitionally speaking: I’ve just sent my confirmation to show the Roots at Dusk in the 2012 Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Show May 18 through July 26 (woohoo!). I’m looking forward to having it out in public after its’ 2009 debut. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the Diary of the Roots, you might take a look — it’s 110,000 stitches & took about 14months to complete. It’s a great example of working a large project on a deadline!
Don’t forget to check in on Sinister Stitch – it’s updated & STILLLL growing!
See you in the studio!