Michigan is in the midst (like many other states) of an absolutely hideous heatwave. Today got up to 96 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to top out over 100. Add humidity and storms and you've got a generally large group of grumpy people.
I was complaining to a friend the other day that there is absolutely no point for it to be this hot, that it serves no purpose. She disagreed - said its perfect weather for dyeing brilliant colors on fabric.
I kept thinking about that. That even though things are seriously out of whack in the comfort area, its not impossible to find a little something good about it. Hot sweltering weather that threatens to make you sweat buckets within seconds? Perfect weather for staying in your studio and making art. No-guilt-staying-indoors kind of weather.
To that end, I thought you might like to take a little class with me via my DVD Print Design Compose. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite surface design technique is and I'll pick a random winner on Saturday and post the result on Sunday.
In the DVD I show you how to do three surface design techniques (thermofax screen printing - shocker, right? ;-) - , soy wax batik and freezer paper stencils. Then we actually cut up the fabric we print (easier then you think!) and design an abstract art quilt (the one on the cover of the DVD is the example in the video) from start to finish.
Here's a little preview that Interweave put together (love the freeze frame at the beginning, looks like I'm blowing out candles!) to give you a sense of the DVD:
Get commenting and stay cool! :)