Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Threads Exhibition at Laband Art Gallery

The Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles held a captivating exhibition of contemporary textile-based work entitled New Threads, January 27 - March 17, 2018.
It was my second time on campus, and first visit to the gallery, and navigating the campus was difficult (very bad signage). I believe it was Spring Break -- the only humans I saw were either the maintenance crew zipping around in carts or prospective applicants touring the campus and as lost as I was.

I should have just looked for the yarn bombed trees!
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
Did these colorful fluffy balls lead me to the location?
Edna Torres, yarn balls installation

Darlyn's yarn bombed bench got me closer.
Darlyn Susan Yee, crocheted bench cover
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, yarn bombed entry, interior of gallery
Following are some highlights of the exhibition.
Diane Meyer, Class Two (detail), Hand-sewn archival ink jet print
Consuelo Jiminez Underwood, Run, Jane, Run!, Woven cotton, linen, fabric, barbed wire, CAUTION tape
Consuelo Jiminez Underwood, Mendocino Rebozo, Fabric, safety pins, glass beads
Delicious Taste, part of Re-Corded History, Mixed media
Mara Lonner, Privacy Burnout, Silk/rayon velvet devoré with mixed media
James Gobel, I Don't Know If I'm Coming or Going, Felt, yarn, rhinestones, acrylic on canvas
Jasmine Delgado, SFV Fabrication, Screenprint, fabric, embellishments
Miyoshi Barosh, Soft Intervention, Found afghans and polyester fiberfill
Mark Newport, Fman and Argyleman, both Hand-knit acrylic yarn and buttons
Ben Cuevas, Twitterstorm, Knit wool
Aubrey Longley-Cook, Runaway, Hand embroidered cotton thread on cotton cloth, 2 digital animations
Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, 14 Cetros, Wood and cord
and hanging above Ojo de Dios, Wood, acrylic paint, polyolefin cord

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monochrome Dot/ Stripe for Your Consideration

A new Spoonflower Challenge is up for voting.

The brief: This week’s theme is a twist on a community favorite, the limited color palette. After selecting one color (hue) of your choice, put your skills to the test by creating a repeating design only using tones, tints and shades of this hue. Black and white can be included.

Here is my entry:
Vote here until 3/26.
There are 755 entries, displayed randomly. Thanks in advance for slogging through them!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

#AtoZchallenge 2018 -- Fluevogs Again!

The Blogging From A to Z Challenge starts April 1st and this week participants reveal their planned theme for 2018.
Here's mine:
I'm nowhere near cleaning up last year's A-Z Fluevogs, so why not draw some more?

I'm wondering whether to hand draw the shoes like I did last year:
 Or use a cleaner drawing traced over a photo in Illustrator:
Which to you prefer?

Curious about the challenge?

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Fluevog #vog_beesknees Repeat on Repeat

This one took a lot of rehab!
For the original post, I didn't achieve the under-and-over lattice effect that I wanted, and didn't have time to figure it out.
I cropped a screenshot of the repeat layout for my posting here and on Instagram.
entire screenshot!
cropped image used for posts
It took a lot of retouching in Photoshop to get it correct (or as close to correct as I feel like getting). The shoe sketch got a major facelift as well. And color corrections! Fluevog is not too accurate with color on their website, so I called upon guidance from some Fluezies (Fluevog fanatics) on Facebook. Angelique sent me this photo of her own shoe:
I used it for my blue/pink colorway:

Shopping links [I get a commission]:
 Black/ White colorway on Redbubble  || on Spoonflower
 Blue/Pink colorway on Redbubble  || on Spoonflower

Which pattern should I fix next?