Daydreams in Cloth & Clay

Something New

I had lots of fun making this 8x8" quilt. My latest fiber project based on one of my 3D sculptures.

I'll be teaching classes at AFFIC later in the month titled How Do You Do That. All about creating digital art from the 3D world. This is a wonderful event in Columbus, Ohio.

Art is Life

I had a wonderful time with the River City Dollmakers late last month in Cincinnati.  We created full body sculptures in polymer clay and learned a lot from each other. One of the best things about teaching is what you learn from your students. 

I have been taking an online class myself this month on with Dion Dior. The class is all about using Inktense water color pencils and what a revelation they have been  to me.  Dion does a fantastic job of organizing her class into instruction and exercises which I love.  Quite a bit different than working on just one project for weeks. I know I'll use these pencils and my new brushes on all kinds of media besides sketch book pages, cloth and paperclay are very promising. Dash is a peek at what I've been doing. 

Next up is teaching at John C. Campbell in North Carolina from July 22-28.

We will be sculpting Character Heads in Creative Paperclay® my favorite type of clay. There may still be room for you in this class, visit their website to check it out. The  place is magical!


My New Website

My new website, created on my new iMac is finally finished and showing up on the web! I waited and waited not realizing that I needed to clear all those browser catches! Silly me.

I should tell you about this embroidery which I chose as the picture for my blog. I did this embroidery in about 1972. It was done on the back of a grey denim jump suit for a friend and has now been cut out and framed.  It was a design I found in a very old book at the library back then. 

This is the cover of the book, portfolio really of loose pages with all kinds of wonderful line drawings of designs and borders. I have been fascinated  by this book all these years and wish I had a copy of my own. I only have a few tracings of designs that I made at the library in 1972. Even then I was only allowed to look at the book not check it out.

I searched this online and just missed a chance to buy one last November, I think it was on German Ebay.

I thought my embroidery was perfect for my blog titled Daydreams in Cloth and Clay, since it was a preview of the interest I'd have in sculpture and all things textile. The embroidery was done in DMC  floss with 3 strands, mostly satin stitch. Things were so simple back then.  Now I have boxes of amazing types of  "string"  to embroider  and embellish with.

First Post

Greetings Friends,

I'll post a few words and pictures here now and then about what I've been doing, where I have traveled and what new sculpture, fiber and mixed media projects I'm working on. Stop back now and then for a visit.

© Kathryn Walmsley 2013