Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ONE page from the ONE fundraiser

Just to give you a little taste, I've selected some of my favorites (in no particular order) from the ONE Cause, ONE Wednesday, ONE Hundred Collages fundraiser.

Be sure to be there with your finger on the SEND key, at 10:00 a.m. CST -- that's THIS morning ... to place your bid to win one of the 100 collages by one of these artists.  (Bidding instructions are on Virginia Spiegel's ONE page, via the link above.)  Remember ... 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE, as your donation will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Here's what you've been waiting for ... your TEASER for some of the collages that will be available.  Bid quick, or you may miss your favorite!

Bluebird - Judy Coates Perez

Escarabajo 2 - Jane Davila

Brazen - Lyric Kinard

Cottonwood Leaves 1 - Cynthia St. Charles

Peace - Karen Stiehl Osborn

Movin' On 2 - Wen Redmond

Passage - Laura Cater-Woods

Picasso Revisited - Pamela Allen

Remembering You - Jane Dunnewold

St. Pete Lace 8 - Natalya Aikins

Renewal 1 - Jeanelle McCall

Sentry III - Laura Beehler

Silence - Leslie Tucker Jenison

Still Waters 5 - BJ Parady

Traveling Companions - Linda Teddlie Minton

Sweet Tea House - Jamie Fingal

Three Birds - Gloria Hansen

Float Down - Virginia Spiegel

To Be a Fly on the Wall - Pokey Bolton

Yellow Circles 2 - Liz Berg

Written in Stone 10 - Jette Clover

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ice Cube Dyeing

Carol Tackett, of the QuiltArt list, has been experimenting with something new ... ice cube dyeing.  Here are some of her results, along with her comments:

These are the results of ICE CUBE dyeing.  I used ice cube trays and froze the dyes that were very concentrated with urea.

I put a wet soda soaked piece of fabric on a dye table, placed the ice cubes randomly around on top of the fabric, then place another piece of wet soda soak fabric over the top.

I used a hammer to break the cubes up just slightly, covered with plastic and allowed to sit and "batch".  It was quite cold outside, in the high 40's and the table is in the shade.  I left it all day.  These are the results.

The heavier dyed side is the bottom piece of fabric and the lighter piece with more white areas was the top fabric.

I need to do more experimenting but this is the first attempt.

Thanks, Carol, for sharing these results with us ... verrrrry interrrresting!

All 5 fiber/mixed-media collages

I thought it might be helpful to show, in one place, all 5 of my fiber / mixed-media collages that will be included in Virginia Spiegel's ONE fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ONE Cause, ONE Wednesday, ONE Hundred Collages).

Traveling Companions

Heat Source

In Search Of

The Reach

The Wanderer

Please go to Virginia's blog posting for "Tips and Techniques" on bidding for your favorite artwork.  And remember that the opening bid amounts are only minimums ... since this is a 100% tax-deductible fundraiser, higher amounts are certainly accepted and encouraged.  Here's a brief summary of how it will work:

On Wednesday, February 16, ONE Hundred Collages will be offered with a minimum donation for each collage of:
$160 for two hours (10 a.m. – Noon CST)
$80 for two hours (Noon – 2:00 p.m. CST)
$40 for two hours (2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST)
Have fun!