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plan, progress and finish of air-brushed fabric collage quilt
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Creative Chrysalis

126 – Stepping Off The Path

August 4, 2021

Now that I’ve created some people for my amusement park scene, I returned to work on the buildings. I had been thinking…

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oops!

July 13, 2021
I just sent out a post that wasn't ready for prime time! No worries, that post will be sent out in the...
a painted fabric sign that resembles a digital sign
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115 – Please Wait…

April 13, 2021

…ase wait for assistance…please wait for assistance…please wa An endless digital sign implores you to wait for assistance – important signage for…

drawing, fabric collage and painting of computer keyboard
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106 – Steps of Instruction

February 21, 2021

My imagery of a funhouse with a rolling barrel entrance perfectly represents the inviting rabbit hole of the internet, but this amusement…

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20 – Is eye candy a satisfying diet?

April 16, 2020

When I get bogged down with current work, I like to think about why I make art, and if I’m straying from…

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5 – Waiting for ideas to float by

March 9, 2020

“Adrift’ was my last quilt. It was unplanned. I missed being absorbed by an all consuming project, but nothing was grabbing my…

painting of art quilt in progress
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

21 – This Was Supposed To Be Simple!

May 21, 2019

The sharp edge between painted and not painted will be hard to cover up. I extend the painted area, attempting to match…

photo of air-brush painting beginning
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

10 – Air-Brush Process

May 10, 2019

Traditionally, the painting process requires masking – exposing areas to be painted while protecting other areas from un-wanted spray. Frisket (a thin,…

photo of air-brush and paints
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

9 – Where’s The Brush?

May 9, 2019

An airbrush is slightly larger than a pen, having an attached cup or bottle to contain paint and connected to a compressed…

bottles of fabric paint and ink
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

8 – Inks Or Paint?

May 8, 2019

Dabbling with different supplies is part of the fun of being an artist, but I really have to restrain myself in an…

photo of air-brush supplies
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7 – Ready, Set, Go!

May 7, 2019

My composition is decided, airbrush equipment is in working order, paints and mediums are at the ready. What about the fabric? Cotton…

photo of ghost pirate ride
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

3 – How Difficult Could It Be?

May 3, 2019

Amusement carnival art may have a certain naivety but also a definitive “look” to it. Bright color, outlining, bold imagery often with…

photo of airbrush
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

2 – Ready for an Air-Brush Adventure

May 2, 2019

I hope to duplicate the look of a spray-painted mural with air-brushing. My experience with air-brushing is limited, more because of time…

Finished Butterfly and Flower Quilt
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butterfly

14 – Butterfly has landed!

February 21, 2019
It took longer to finish up this quilt than I expected, though it wasn't the quilt's fault. Life just got in the...
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butterfly

13 – So much greenery

January 11, 2019

The assembled quilt has been loaded onto my A-1 longarm sewing machine. Not only will the stitching hold down the fabric collage…

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butterfly

12 – Where will the butterfly land?

January 7, 2019

Before quilting, I need to play with the position of flowers (I’ve painted a smaller second one) and butterfly on the painted…

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butterfly

11 – Soft as a butterfly’s wings

January 2, 2019

Added some paint to soften the edges between black border and fused color spots. I’m liking it! #butterfly #wings #fabriccollage #saqawip #fabricpainting…

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butterfly

8 – Oops-your background is showing

December 14, 2018

My painted flower had a transparency problem. The background was showing through, especially the trellis lines, even with a white backing applied….

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butterfly

7 – Do you see a problem?

December 13, 2018

There’s a problem here-do you see it? (Painted flower from Andrea Brokenshire’s workshop and painted background from my photo reference.) #paintedfabric #paintingproblems…

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butterfly

6 – Leaves and stems appear

December 4, 2018

First steps…painting a background for a new quilt using my photo for reference. I’ve maintained some areas of white by ironing on…

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butterfly

5 – Making a mess is fun

November 28, 2018

“Controlled mess” is so much fun in painting! Here I’ve protected areas that I want to keep white with freezer paper templates,…

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butterfly

4 – Winging it with paint

November 25, 2018

Using a black and white photocopy enlargement underneath the fabric, I’ve painted the main structures. I can wing it from here by…

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butterfly

3 – Beginning the background

November 19, 2018

The background begins! #artworkinprogress #paintedquilt #saqawip #susanpolansky

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butterfly

2 – A perfect background!

November 16, 2018

My photo from the summer is perfect for the background of the flower I painted in Andrea Brokenshire’s fabric painting workshop! #artstart…

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butterfly

1 – What to do with a painted flower?

November 14, 2018

I made this painted flower in a workshop taught by Andrea Brokenshire. She’s a very talented quilt artist and generous teacher. Only…

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India quilt

16 – Block printing in Sanganeer, India

April 23, 2018

Are any of the fabrics in my #indiaquilt from India? No, but I did come home with a suitcase full! South of…