Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thread Painting Class
Beginning thread painting is another IQF class that I enjoyed a lot. It's so much fun to learn new techniques. Bonnie Langenfeld is a very good teacher and, if she wrote a book on Thread Painting, I'd buy it!
I haven't finished my project yet. It was an all-day class, but I got there 10 minutes late, with very little caffeine, and never quite caught up. My first mistake was to start out in the wrong direction. It was supposed to be a horizontal not vertical layout. I was planning to keep working on it, but maybe I should start over - and get it right in the first place.
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.