Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Silk Screen Class with Maggie Weiss
This is Maggie Weiss, my favorite teacher! She was so nice, and always smiling, even though her laptop had been stolen. I have always wanted to learn to 'silk screen' and she made it easy and fun.
She's holding two finished projects from another class she taught. Look familiar? I think the whole class used the same face, and then finished the project any way they wanted. The results were amazing.
Some of the samples Maggie brought to inspire us. It worked!
This is my screen and picture I used to make it
and here is the finished print - ready to do something with. I love the sepia look of it. I want to take more classes with Maggie, if I can. She's in Evanston and has a 3-day class scheduled, so maybe . . .
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.