Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tsukineko Inks Workshop

Yesterday, I took a class on Tsukineko Inks taught by Judy Coates Perez. She is a great teacher, and I enjoyed the class very much. It was held at the College of DuPage campus in their arts center, which was a great space to take a class. This was the ink project I worked on during class. I love how it turned out, even though I did not have very many colors of ink. Guess I have something to spend more money on. Judy was so nice, and her work is utterly amazing. I wish I had one smidge of talent as she has for artwork. Her samples were cool, and I don't know why I was suprised that her works are wholecloth. Duh! Her daughter, Nina, was there, and she's got amazing talent too!
As I made this pomegranate, I thought back to my ideas from December, when I bought a pomegranate for a series of quilts. That made the decision on February's theme for my weekly quilts pretty easy. I changed my mind from "heart" or "recycled" to "pomegranates" pretty quickly! I have 2 ideas for the weeklies, and I am sure I can come up with one more. I also wondered how I would outline, as the inks have the tendency to run a little bit, since they are not "paints". When I got it home, it was obvious to outline the project with black thread. It was still cool unlined, so I took pictures of it beforehand.
Can I name-drop for a second? Also in my class were Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson, and I am sure there were other professionals in the class, but I didn't realize... It was pretty cool. One day maybe I can quilt full time, but for now, the role I have in the comic book industry is a pretty neat job to have.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

how very pretty - beautiful.

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Nikki said...

I love the look of the inks. I haven't tried them -- yet another thing to add to the wish list. Beautiful quilt. The black thread outline is great.

judy coates perez said...

Hi Cheryl, the finished pomegranate looks great! the gradation on the fruit is so smooth. I am glad you enjoyed the class. I thought it was pretty fun too.

Cheryl said...

Thanks everyone!