I am waiting for this huge storm but, so far, only a few inches compared to the 12 inches forecasted. I have my dyes mixed and am ready to try a limited amount of snow dyeing. I spent some time today dyeing some lovely threads. That is always fun.
I did have some time over the holiday break to make some plans for the next year. And start making a set of goals for the year. Are you ready? To be bored reading another list on someone’s blog? All joking aside, I do think the list might push me along.
Goals/Plans For 2011
1. Complete 20 quilts 3×3 or larger by the end of the year. At least 5 of these quilts will be in a series investigating motifs and varying colors.
2. Investigate various surface design techniques including screen printing and deconstructed screen printing.
3. Continue fabric dyeing in the warm months.
4. Attend/complete the following workshops:
Artist’s Toolbox: Lyric Kinard-online at Quilt University January 28th
Creating Compositional Cloth : Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan at the The barn: May 16-20th
Silk Dyeing Feb 6th adult ed at Kendall College
? one more for fall
|One of my favorite Vermont barns|
The 20 quilts is very ambitious for me. 20 tops-yes but 20 done. Mmm….lots of focus will be required. In all reality, the next four months mean lots of quilts. (Once May hits our family with sports schedules, I fight a losing battle on getting much done in my studio. ) The overall goal of this year is to gain more exposure to surface design techniques and to investigate motifs within my quilts. Surface design techniques- I am not sure this is an avenue I want to use but I won’t know until I try them.
Well there you have it. It did take me awhile to decide. I love the push that a workshop or class gives me. Maybe a workshop junkie. But a discerning one. I did say no to the Sketchbook Challenge and Jude Hill’s last online class. But it’s just about killing me not to do Jude’s class:).
Off to finish dyeing some floss. It’s getting late.
Be creative, my friends.