Navigating the options and challenges to sending the fruits of your creativity off to an exhibition can be daunting. Let artist (and former SDA Journal Editor) Patricia Malarcher take you through the process – with a little help from some friends. Special bonus: advice from Cyndi Kane Meier, Coordinator of 2011 SDA Members Show in Minneapolis, who found that some creatives have trouble following the directions.
After some initial resistance to hearing that a beloved tree blocked the “ch’i”, Patricia Malarcher rearranged her studio according to the creativity- and prosperity-supporting principles of “feng shui”. Take advantage of her research into these fascinating ideas about how energy flows to enhance your workplace – and life.
eTextiles evangelist & digital diva Lynne Bruning asks hard questions and shares the answers she’s found while navigating the rapids of competition entry. Let her insights help you cut through the chaos and caveat about getting your work out there.
Get the real story behind what it takes to plan and shoot a video how-to about your favorite textile technique or creative process. SDA member Anne Selby (UK) generously shares her insights on making one about arashi shibori that includes the award-winning machine she designed.
SDA Member Melodie Flook (at left) was among 4 student/ designers who won SURTEX 2011 designext competition – and a booth of her own at the NYC trade show. Find out what it’s like to be there + get good backstory on 4 textile design schools in the US, CA & UK.
In this new “Shop Talk” series, SDA member and printmaker Cherie Blackwell (CA) will explore how she adapts traditional techniques to print on textiles. Check out this informative overview as well as the great visual energy in her printed textile work.
Inspired by an 2009 SDA Newsletter/Shop Talk article by Jay Rich about mordants, Donna Brown and Diane de Souza collaborated with Catharine Ellis to conduct experiments using several mordanting recipes on Ellis’s woven shibori fabric. Find out how…
Hoarding is having a cultural moment on TV with TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive” and via several recently published books–both fiction and non. Jay Rich unpacks the syndrome and offers some solutions for beating back the scourge of stuff.