Koh Mak – the lazy Postcards from Thailand

February 10, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #15 thru #20 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches each fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas New Textile Paintings The final batch of Postcards from Thailand are finished!! Welcome to my interpretation of Koh Mak – a tiny island, only about 6 square miles, in the eastern gulf of Thailand.  [...]

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If you give a mouse a cookie…

February 3, 2014

New studio layout … You’re going to want to rearrange your studio I love my studio lights.  They are indirect daylight neutral florescents, which means the lights bounces off the ceiling and down into the room. I also love love the high cathedral studio ceiling.  I think I’m more creative in big open spaces so [...]

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Big Impact with Small Works

January 31, 2014

Lines #84 in Collector’s Home Combing Smaller Works The other day I opened my email to a real treat – one of the collectors who purchased artwork from my booth in Baltimore last year shared images of the work in her home. I love how she displays the small textile paintings in groups with other [...]

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Jungle + Elephant + Mahout = The third set of Postcards from Thailand

January 29, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #11 thru #15 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches each fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas New Textile Paintings The 3rd batch of Postcards from Thailand are finished – woohoo! We’ve moved to the jungle – riding elephants, wearing our blue mahout suit.   Postcards from Thailand #12 – the [...]

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Take Two – Preparing for Baltimore

January 26, 2014

Postcard to hand out in my booth Much to Do Show season is just about here and I’m spending most of my hours preparing for both the American Craft Council show in Baltimore at the end of February and the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC in early April. Last year was my first year [...]

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An Exploration of Formal Design Problems

January 23, 2014

Design Elements Exercises ©2013 Erika Keith Loving Design When I first started teaching online workshops I resisted the idea of teaching design classes. Lots of other people teach design and I thought I’d leave them to it and do my thing focusing on working in a series and extreme encouragement with honest critique. But students [...]

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More Postcards from Thailand – The Temples

January 21, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #6 thru #10 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches each fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas New Textile Paintings I’ve completed the 2nd of 4 sets of Postcards from Thailand.  Each grouping of 5 are inspired by a different aspect of my trip to Thailand in October, 2013. These 5 [...]

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The Joy of Working in a Series

January 16, 2014

Yellow Submarine ©2013 Petra Kooij Textiles My Joy One of my greatest joys of teaching is hearing from students after a workshop is over.  Last year both Petra and Allegra shared with me images of work started in my workshop that they completed after their classes completed. Today I wanted to share their work and [...]

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To make it happen, I write it down

January 14, 2014

Studio Time Why do I track it? Here’s the reality of my life:  If I don’t pay attention I find myself in the weeds. Or maybe on netflix or hulu tooling about as if I have no cares in the world, although inside I’m secretly panicking and am pretty sure I’m going to miss a [...]

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Where is the Art?

January 11, 2014

Postcards from Thailand #1 thru #5 ©2014 Lisa Call 6 x 6 inches each fabric, dye, thread, batting on stretched canvas Working the Delusion A few weeks ago I mentioned I was going to try to make 66 textile paintings in just 51 days in preparation for the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. You’ve [...]

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