Monthly Archives: July 2008

Catching up….

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Lots of projects due these next couple of weeks, so trying to catch up alittle in my studio and I’m also designing some NEW classes…….one I had Carol post on MY WEBSITE called Surface Design Smorg. 

Its all techniques I’ve used in the past couple of years when trying to use up all my own hand-dyed fabrics.  Alittle painting, stamping our own carved stamps, some foiling techniques, some photo transfer, making paper into fabric, some work with chiffon and many more.  In this 6 hour class, we’ll do samples and put them into a book.
I’m excited about this class because it will enable other fibre artists to PLAY!!!  And, when we play who knows where those pieces will evolve from.  I’ll be posting some samples on here or my website soon as these other deadlines are over.
Then, I just received Rayna Gillman’s book “Create your own Hand-printed cloth” and now I have even more ideas to try to play with.  Makes me want to play but deadlines are looming………maybe for an hour each day!!!
Some techniques I had attempted before on my own, and now I have her expertise and instructions from start to finish.  I have been collecting all kinds of weird things for stamping or stencilling onto fabric over the years.  
Be watching for some experiments on here……….I have alot of bland hand-dyed fabrics to play with.

Recovered!!!

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Ok – I think I am finally back to normal (whatever that is!) after a FABULOUS weekend with friends!

The 3 of them arrived within an hour of each other, so we had a late supper then hung out on the front porch Friday evening until the mosquitoes got to be too much for all of us.
Saturday, we had a leisurely morning with DH cooking us breakfast and then we walked over to the gallery at the Morse Museum for them to see DOUBLE VISION.
We left for Moose Jaw about 1:30, stopped in Mortlach for a bathroom break…….got to see Sandy’s mural at the Tea House there – its FABULOUS!!!  We’ll have to stop for longer than a few minutes next time and check out her Little Art Gallery.
We arrived at our hotel in Moose Jaw – the room was NOT ready yet, so we had a drink on them! YES – I had a drink!!!  LOL
We had time to kill so went to The Quilt Patch (I wanted a couple Fat Quarters of Mark’s new line of fabric) and while there, Mark walked in, I could hear his voice, so I rounded the corner and…………it was seeing a long time friend, I didn’t have to introduce myself.  We’ve known each other online for 9 years and this was our first time meeting in person.  He’s exactly like his emails!!!  LOVE HIM!!!
He scared the crap out of Rose Anne, when we decided to take him to WalMart so he could get a new camera and a carry on bag…….we shook up the Moose Jaw WalMart that is for sure!!!
We got him back to the hotel, we decided to try the Lounge at Temple Gardens as it was too early to get into the room where his Trunk Show was.  We should have just stayed there because when we came back in 20 minutes, there was a long line.  We got a fairly good seat, they had a mike on him so he was easy to hear.
The dinner was FABULOUS – we then realized we hadn’t eaten anything since breakfast……
Now, Mark’s Trunk Show was EXTRA FABULOUS!!!  I have never laughed so much in all my life, my ribs and cheekbones still hurt on Monday.  If any of you who get the chance to see his Trunk Show, don’t pass it up!!!  YES – its Xrated but GET A LIFE!!!  It was the BESTEST $40 I’ve even spent!!!  And, 2.5 hours of him talking – making us laugh was pretty hard on my bladder I tell ya!  It took all nite for the pain to subside!!!
I found out my Katmandu quilt is in New Zealand….lucky thing!!!
We took in the Outdoor Quilt Show Sunday morning…….they had 240 quilts hanging. It was BEAUTIFUL seeing the quilts move in the slight breeze.  I took a movie with my camera but I still have to edit my yapping with some of the people out of it, before I post here………you have to be patience.
I didn’t take any pictures of Mark – my friends did and will be sending me theirs.  
We wished we could have kidnapped him but he had a 3pm flight to Edmonton as he was teaching and doing his trunk show in Sherwood Park.

Some NEW Sketches for you to try…..

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Today, 3 friends arrive……!!!

Dusting, vacuuming and cleaning up my studio so my friends can actually all 3 be in there at once.
So, while doing all that……..some card sketches for you all to try out. In no particular order….
Taylor’s Cupcake Challenge HERE and don’t forget to go back on her blog for others.
SplitCoastStampers weekly challenge HERE, and since this one is #186, you have 185 others to check out on that site also.
Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week HERE.  Check out the others.
Sketches by Tamara has this one HERE. (this one was new to me until last week)!
Julee’s MoJo Monday sketch for this week HERE.
Di’s 4th sketch for July is HERE.
Ally’s So Sketchy blog has 3 sketches HERE.
A new one to me, is Noella’s sketch for the week HERE.
Added:
Amy R.’s new sketch is HERE.
I will probably be offline for the weekend……..HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, because I will!!!

Attempting a Video………

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Patterns for Sale on ETSY shop!!!

Dale Anne Potter

Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach, Speaker living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.

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Both patterns – Artful Little Purse and the Fabric Mini Album in a CD Tin are on ETSY.

Both patterns are PDF files with coloured photos and detailed instructions.

I have kits available for each of these patterns, leftover from a couple classes.  You can contact me directly for those.  They are priced at $30 each plus the shipping.  They include everything needed to make ONE purse or ONE Fabric Mini Album. 
Sorry another EDIT…….the kits also include the full-detailed patterns!