Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PTA September 2016

I have been so busy with family, my blog has been purshed to the back burner - so thanks for hanging in there with me. I wanted to share our last PTA meeting as they are always so much fun and also inspirational - so much talent!
We met at the home of Janice M and managed to take a quick picture outside. Janice also gave us a tour of all the beautiful work they've had done on their property.
At the end of this stone walkway is a chicken coop, such a beautiful setting - lucky chicks!
This is looking into Janice's studio and the view from inside is even better.
Show and Tell is always such fun but this time, one of the best - seems like everyone has been busy in their studio. Dort has been working on a series - modern day family crests with sayings so apropos for each one. The above is Dort's family - "Full speed Ahead" as they are rushing madly with Washington, DC in the background.
A wonderful use of fabric!
And another one of her family member's family - "What's Your Hurry".
The detail on this is amazing which is a trademark of much of Dort's work. The coffee mug is a real little mug and....
the dog has a collar and carrying a leash.
And another part of her family - "Leave no Dish Unturned" - apparently into eating and picnics.
And again, such detail.
Dort is also working on another series with her cousin which centers around natural disasters - this one a tsunami. The large waves are effectively done using lace !
Janice showed us her new cat - This, who is a real "People Cat" so my being a cat lover was in heaven. Thia really enjoyed hanging out with us.
Georgia showed us something she found on facebook and tried it herself - all done with thread and tracing her hands - pretty clever I think!
Kate showed us one of her prints from our Indigo plant day. I did this also but didn't have nearly the great results that Kate had. This was done using an Indigo plant, rubbing it over some plastic doilies and then scrubbing it with soap.
Kate recently took a weeklong workshop with Sue Benner - she had so many beautiful pieces to share but this was one of my favorites - whole cloth and done on a large table with mx dyes.
And one of kates beautiful journals that she creates using her marbled fabric - beautiful and functional. Tomorrow is Fiber Junkies and we'll be marbling so lots to report...Til then...


  1. What inspiration! Love the hands...indigo...everything! Even the cat! HA