5.24.2013

Investigating inspiration






I always jump at the chance to visit an artist's studio...I'm completely mesmerized by their space...how is it organized...or not...what surrounds them in their creative area...what are their tools and their raw materials...

So when Kate of Full Circle Studio suggested we get together to swap creative ideas, I immediately checked my calendar and put the date in ink!




Before we started on our project of experimenting with transferring my collage images to fabric, I had a chance to investigate and look around...





The desk area...





























The worktable...with a lovely view of the garden...






































One of Kate's inspiration boards...






































Soon enough it was time to get to work...Kate has a commercial grade hot press iron...she creates the most beautiful images that are printed onto flour sack towels (available for sale here!)  She thought that some of my images might lend itself to this process...I brought along a variety of fabrics to dabble with...



First the files were set up in Photoshop and the images printed onto transfer paper...



















the hot iron press...
yes, that's the temperature...363 degrees...


















placing the transfer onto the fabric...


















smoothing out the fabric
once the transfer is complete...

















And here it is...the towel with my transferred design...
 
 

























But this was only part of the fun we had...can't wait to share what else we printed up that day...

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful post! Love the design!!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful day. Love the towel

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    1. Liz - you know, any day I can play with art is a wonderful day!

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  3. What fun! I do like the looks of her studio! !

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  4. How fun! Looks like a great, creative day! The towel looks wonderful!

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  5. Totally fun to see into another artists space - this one is particularly awesome and creative - Wow thanks to you both a) for letting you share and b) for sharing - wowowowow!!

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