Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Colors in the Rain

Last evening and most of the day today it has just rained buckets!! I love rainy days especially when I don't have to be out in it!! So after I got Becca up and off to her first day of High School, I decided to play for a bit. I put aside the Should Do's and the Must do's and just had some color play time!!
Lately I have been very drawn to the wonderful work of Roben Marie Smith. She has had several articles in some of my favorite magazines and she has wonderful tutorial videos on her blog. She plays and paints with abandon and I would love to be able to achieve the carefree sort of art attitude that she exudes. Her videos are delightful! I love her little finger tap routine- Now you HAVE to click on the link above to go to see what I mean!!!

So i dug out the paper and the acrylic paints and the acrylic inks, spray bottles and Gesso, brushes, glue sticks and paper bits, and went to town . The page above was my first attempt. The shot below shows the first of several mailing envelopes that I have begun to use to send off things to friends.
All that I can say is once you start working with Roben's techniques make sure that you have a big space cleared as you will not want to stop and you need lots of room to lay things out to dry!! such wonderful fun!!!

After a bit of lunch I decided I needed to get back to a few deadlines that will be coming up quickly . These pieces are all about color, so I was able to keep the color theme of the day going strong! Below you can see three small art quilts that I am working on all created from my sun printed and hand dyed fabrics. I have not decided yet whether these pieces will form a triptych or will hang alone. I suppose I don't have to figure that out till they are stitched and finished. For now I have plenty of stitching to do!

These two are still in the not sure still planning stages. It looks like we are in for a bit of soggy weather so I should be able to get these all done by the end of the week. Fingers crossed and the creek don't rise too too high!!!


10 comments:

bois-fleurie said...

Your end resuts are so pretty. Looks like a great technique to try out.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love your sun printing Elizabeth, gorgeous work.

KathyE said...

I love the colors in your sun prints. Looks like you're having a great time making great use of these rainy days.

KathyE said...

I love the colors of your sunprints. Looks like you're having fun and making great use of these very rainy days.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey! Just popping in to say hi, and miss you.

Marilyn Rock said...

Great projects Elizabeth. And yes - Roben-Marie is magical. It will take me years to achieve her spontaneity.

bibbitybob said...

Hello! I've just discovered your blog via Country Rabbit, hope you don't mind me stopping by. Your work is absolutely beautiful! You have very lucky friends to have those envelopes dropping through their doors :) x

Sharon said...

You have been busy. I love when we get to play. Just gorgeous things happen, don't they.

Createology said...

You have really paid attention as your pages look wonderful. I adore Roben-Marie and her finger tapping art. Your quilt fabrics and layouts are beautiful. Blissful art to you...

Susan Elliott said...

Honestly...your sun prints make me swoon!!!!!! So crisp and colorful. I treasure the ones that you gave me and can't wait to use them in a quilt idea I have...

Love your new mailing envelopes and glad to see you playing...You make beautiful colors and pages..and it makes me happy to see you so happy! Thank God the creek didn't rise!@

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