Monday, November 14, 2011

Sandra's Open Studio has a new Member

This is Vanessa.  We adopted her from the Ninth Life Cat Rescue of Ontario this past weekend.  She is a sweet little addition to the family and with that white fur, we'll have to be careful to keep her away from the paint! 

This week in the Studio we are using Sculpey, Paperclay and Jovi Air Dry clay to create little fronts for our pin woven pieces.  If your interested in joining us and meeting 'Nessa", send me an email at

So many wonderful things happening in the Studio

Joan's pieces woven on sticks!
Karen's piece looks great.
The ladies of Open Studio have been busy creating beautiful works of art.  On November 26, 2011, we will have our first Annual Christmas Sale in the Studio to feature the works of our students and our guest instructors.  In the meantime, we have been learning about pin weaving and paste papers...

Sue's pretty piece
Madeleine's colourful pin weaving

Chris's piece is almost done.

Doeteke's beautiful blues and greens.

Erin's piece - great colours.

Barb's piece in progress.

Donna's pin woven and embroidered piece

Linda's creative piece woven with paper rolls
Donna's paste resist fabric

Joan's paste resist fabric

Judy's paste resist fabric

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playing With Flour Paste Resist

 It's been two solid days of prep work and play.  I've loved every minute of it and if you're joining me in the Studio this week, you'll love it too.  I can't say enough about the value of PLAY.  There are so many things you can discover and even the "failures" become stepping stones for something wonderful. 

Fabric with paste and paint.
Same fabric with the paste removed.

Fabric with paste and paint
Fabric with paste removed.