March 31, 2012

Kitchen Repeat daisy pattern

I have been printing more repeat patterns onto fabric for the wallpaper panels of rooms. This daisy pattern will be for the kitchen and is inspired by Peggy's wallpaper. I have screenprinted three panels that are 5 feet by 10 feet, although the final quilt size will be 9 by 10 feet.

March 25, 2012

Rosenbach Workshop

This weekend I led a book making workshop for kids at the Rosenbach's annual Sendak in Spring festival. Everyone made origami books inspired by Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak's A Hole is to Dig (1952).

After constructing their books, the kids randomly selected nouns and verbs written on small pieces of paper and came up with silly things to draw like "An igloo is to snorkle" or "A barn is to sing to" as shown in the example above by Greg Pizzoli.

March 24, 2012

Artwork by my interns

Five interns of the past and present had receptions last night and here are some of their wonderful pieces.

Paige Fetchen:

Sam Anderson:

Rachel Kinback

Ellen Haines:

Amanda Santini:

March 23, 2012

Softer Edges installation

This morning I wheatpasted screenprinted wallpaper and hung stuffed pieces in Fleisher's Gallery for the exhibition Softer Edges: Fiber Artists in the Urban Environment. The exhibition opens March 30 and will run through April. The reception is Friday April 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Featured artists include Natalya Aikens, Brenna Murphy, Jennifer Hunold and more.

March 18, 2012

Fern Repeat

Sam and I worked on Peggy's dining room wallpaper, which is a random repeat pattern of large fern drawings I made. We worked on three 12' x 5' panels on the UArt Fibers pronting tables and I will finish the printing back at my studio.

March 9, 2012

Leroy's Wallpaper Repeat

We finally finished Leroy's wallpaper repeat on 200 square feet of fabric (four 5' x 20' panels). The fabric will be quilted and then used as the background for the living room in the airport installation.

March 4, 2012