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Shibori Examples For Upcoming Workshop At Allied Arts Gallery-in-the-Park In Richland, WA

I've been enjoying creating a few examples of different Shibori techniques for my upcoming workshop Resisting Your Dyes With An Ice Kicker at Allied Arts Gallery-in-the-Park on June 11th.


I was having so much fun, that my daughter decided she had to join me (which I LOVE!) - and then we decided we couldn't just make a few samples, we had to dye some shirts too (12 to be exact - which is a LOT of shirts!).  





It was a lot of work (a lot more than I was expecting because of the additional shirts!), but it was sooo much fun!!





In fact, I'm thinking I may see if I can find an old tablecloth and dye it for my studio worktable and maybe my dining room table too!



Just a couple more weeks before the workshop - I can't wait to see what my workshop students create! FUN! FUN! FUN!





Packaging and Shipping To The Fiber Fusion Show

Well today was the day - I FINALLY managed to get my bowls labeled (a challenge in and of itself!), protected (thank you bubble wrap), a box cut down to the right size (thank you hubby for the new box sizer!!!), and the box lined with high density foam and loaded with artwork... and shipped. whew. 

3 cute little sculptural bowls shouldn't be that much work right?  That's what I thought!

THEN I got busy with the actual processes....and always making sure I followed the show's rules and guidelines for shipping (sure hope I did it all correctly!!).

The rules seem simple enough.  

Must be mailed by x-date (no problem IF you've done all the other steps!)Your name, artwork title, and inventory number must be on all packaging materials (hmmm... lots of packaging materials means lots of labeling!)Create an inventory sheet to place inside the box that has  Your nameYour artwork titleRetail valueYour contact infoThe shipping to informationYour shipping from informationThe final gall…

Getting Ready For Allied Arts Workshops

So much to do in the next month!  I've just sent out a box containing 2 paintings (Oh My, Camellia! and Pocket Full of Tulips) and 2 silk & resin bowls (Resin-a-bowl Star(t) and Resin-a-bowl Starter), to the Summit Gallery at the Community Summit Conference in Wenatchee, WA.   It's such an honor to be included in their show!

Now that those pieces have been shipped off to Wenatchee, it's time for me to focus on my next art adventure - which is teaching a workshop on Silk Painting and a workshop on Resists and Ice Dyeing.  Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to teaching workshops at Allied Arts in Richland, Wa!

This week I'm starting to go through my supplies and order new/replacement materials to use at
Allied Arts.  I've been going through my stretcher frame supplies (ie. pvc pipes and joints) and making sure I have enough for everyone  (plus a few extra - I always feel it's better to be OVER-prepared rather than under-prepared!!).   I've plac…