Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cameron Mason at the Project Room

Cameron Anne Mason showing her fabrics

Cameron's fiber art

Detail of Cameron's work
Scene at the Project Room
Last week I was at the Project Room again where Mandy Greer is in residence. She invited textile artist Cameron Anne Mason to speak about her work and why she makes. Cameron brought samples of her hand dyed fabric which was delicious. She also showed some of the fabric sculpture she shows at the Foster|White gallery. We all sat around crocheting for Mandy while she spoke, even a dapper gentleman arrived and took part in the creative scene.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gasworks Park Photos

the gasworks
sign art
paddleboard race
Gasworks silhouette
Practicing fire dancing moves

We have a really cool park in Seattle on Lake Union called Gasworks Park. There are some old rusty gasworks there (hence the name) and it a wonderful place on the water with city view. Here is some of what I saw today.

Small Waist

Small waisted masseuse
This may be the world's smallest waist...seen in a coffee shop in Port Townsend. This girl, dressed as a victorian lady, corset and all, was giving chair massages. Anything to drum up business!

Sketchbook Challenge

Here is today's sketch/ old telephone (actually new, it's a reproduction).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dyeing scarves in the backyard

When I went to Confluence (the Surface Design Association's conference) in June,  I bought some quick setting ColorHue silk dyes. Here are my first attempts at dyeing silk chiffon scarves. You can buy the dyes at

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sketchbook project for August

It's a new month and time to get painting and drawing. I'm following along with Jill Berry on her Sketchbook Challenge The challenge is to paint every day things that are around your house. I did something like this a few years ago with great results.

I've been doing a few watercolors this summer but mostly sewing, felting and needlepointing so far this summer. I'm itching to get my paints out and this is a good challenge for that. Won't you come along too?