Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MIA

I know I've been missing in action on this blog for over a week, but it's all been for a good reason. One week ago I left for St. Louis to take a paper & cloth collage workshop with Fran Skiles. It was one of the best workshops I have ever taken, and the techniques I learned will solve some dilemmas that I have had with my recent studio work. Below are some samples of the work I did in the workshop.

text in my newest favorite font, stitching with perle cotton, gesso, acrylic paint & ink

photo taken in a local warehouse, more of the text, gesso, acrylic paint & ink

same photo taken in a local warehouse, more of the text plus some alphabet text, stitching with perle cotton, gesso, acrylic paint & ink

same photo taken in a local warehouse, more of the alphabet text, stitching with perle cotton, gesso, acrylic paint & ink, additional layer of canvas

9 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I so wish I had been there with you. I love her work. Yours here is yummy!

Rebecca said...

These are fabulous, Karen! I love how you have loosened up a bit with these. :) My only complaint is that I wish your photos were a bit bigger so we can see the details better. (hint, hint)

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

LOL, Becky! Hopefully I just fixed that, but you never know with Blogger. To some extent, they make the photos the size they want them.

Mary Buek said...

Karen, these are great. Love 'em. I don't see the stitching, but I'll take your word for it. Are you coming through this weekend?

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Karen,

These are gorgeous! The new font looks like Courier, and indeed I don't see stitching either. But still: gorgeous..
Regina

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Lovely!

Liz Berg said...

I envy the class with Fran Skiles...I would love to study with her!
Nice new work!

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Thanks, everyone! I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and I love this new direction for my work.

Seth said...

These samples really speak to me... the text, the texture, the stitching, the colors. Fantastic!!