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Quilting full steam ahead

Ha, ha – it’s an ironing pun, get it? Ahem. I’ve had steam ironing on the brain because I can’t steam the fabric I’m working with right now. We have all these samples and bolt ends of dupioni silk from a Quilt Festival past, and boxes of little fabric swatches from home decor sample books, […]
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Portraits Alla Prima

In addition to some technical difficulties regarding the website (still in the fixing stage – more on that in posts to come, I’m sure), this month I’ve been in workshop with live models for acrylic portraiture. I’m pretty excited about what came out of those sessions, although nothing is yet finished.   I also completed […]
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Late Report from ApolloCon

I spent most of the convention sitting a table in the Dealers’ Room, because I was in charge of the Charity Auction on site.  It wasn’t a terrible duty, and we made some great sales. Also got some good donations. I had two programming items: first, I ran a really exciting Artist Trading Card Make-and-Take […]
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An Awesome of Wonder Women

Comicpalooza is a big deal for geeks and nerds here in Houston – the Convention Center gets overrun with cosplayers, gamers, and media fans. Some of my friends and I decided last year that we would do a great group cosplay of Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman through the ages, as an activist and fashion […]
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Portrait Society of America Conference Part 3

The final 2 demos of the conference were a bit different. First, Daniel Greene gave us a demo on Finishing a portrait, including how to get started again after weeks or months away from a painting. It was interesting for color theory, too, since initially the model had been wearing a dark jacket, but for […]