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Mounting Printed Images to Canvas

I’m going to come right out and say it. This was a hot mess on the production side of things. I bought some video editing software, had nothing but issues with it, and even got a refund on it. So I’ll be the first one to say, the editing is not perfect, but you’ll still know how to make something fun and interesting by the end.

This was going to be a Patreon video, but I have something else in mind for Patreon, and that should be up by this weekend. I’ll be breaking out the drum carder, and making some batts for yarn!

Wish me luck!

Canvas Art Update

The studio de Eric has been in full swing… Well, trying to be in full swing. I’m still taking time for small existential breakdowns. Trying to keep busy, and focus on making some art! I’ve been digging through all of my half finished projects, and trying to do something with them! I’ve even been quilting! I have a quilt top finished, and hopefully I’ll start quilting it tonight! I’ve decided to give you guys a teaser of some of the projects currently on the slab. Keep in mind, these are not completed pieces, so they will look quite a bit different by the time I finish them! 

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I’ve been Deep Dreaming…

For those of you that don’t know what the Deep Dream Generator is, here is their definition: “Deep Dream Generator is a set of tools which make it possible to explore different AI algorithms. We focus on creative tools for visual content generation like those for merging image styles and content or such as Deep Dream which explores the insight of a deep neural network.” Basically, you take your main image, and you overlay it with the pattern from a secondary image.

It’s using a neural network to search for patterns in images. It takes your main image and searches then overlays it with the patterns from your send image. For the main image for this post: it stared as a picture of one of my quilts. Then, it got overlaid with an image of some roving for an art yarn I plan on spinning. If you look, you can see the fibers and hunks of silk printed onto the original image.

It really is quite the trip. I’ve been playing around with images of my textile work, layered with images of other textile pieces. If you want to see all of the images before and after the filter, check out my Deep Dream page on Deep Dream Generator.

For a sample of what’s going on, follow the jump… Continue reading

Printing Super Post… I Have A Lot!

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Some of these have been done for a while, I just never found the time to post them. Finally now that I have time, I figured I might as well show them off! Most of the images came from two of my favorite people: Art and Photos from Beau Brokop, and photos from Cayton Cox. I just adore both of them! They are insanely talented, and I love working with both of them. This is part of the photo printing class I am teaching at The Textile Center of Minnesota this summer! I cannot wait to see what everyone makes!

And no, these are not all of them; some are at Promise You Art House in Highland.

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Modern Fabric Photo Printing – I’m teaching this class in August

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I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be teaching this fabric and photo printing class at The Textile Center of Minnesota! I’ll be there Wednesday August 5th for the class! I’m super excited! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my classes rescheduled for that week that were supposed to take place this month at The Weavers Guild of Minnesota. I’ll post the class link as soon as I have it!

Follow the jump for more photos of the class project…

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New Works In Progress

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I’ve been busy! Work was swamped for 6 months, and now everything it at a halt. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. So I just wanted to share some of the pieces I have been working on. Some of them are done, and some are still in progress. I hope everyone stays safe out there. I’ll be adding more pieces I am currently working on shortly.

I’m also asking anyone with any cancelled quilt shows, art shows, or other exhibits to contact me, and I’ll gladly display your pieces!!!! The world needs to see art! Especially now!

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I’ve Been Working… I Promise

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I know I haven’t posted much lately, but I swear it’s because I’ve been busy! I did get sidetracked by some health problems, but I’m back on my game! I really want to tell everyone what I’ve been working on, and now I have enough of it done that I can share!

I’ve been fabric printing! I know, that doesn’t sound super exciting, but trust me, it’s not like what you’re used to! I’ve been collaborating with two amazing artists: Beau Brokop, an amazing photographer and digital artist, as well as Cayton Cox, and amazing photographer. I’m making the fabric palettes, using my amazing quilting skills, obvs, and then printing their art on it! It gives a result that is astounding, as well as painfully beautiful to look at!

Over a dozen pieces are currently on display at Promise You Art House, and if you are in the 219 area this weekend, you should check out their event for the new show opening!

The featured image on this article is a piece from Beau Brokop, and it’s a 15″ by 15″ wall hanging quilt! It’s currently on display at Promise You Art House. I’ve printed about 50 of these images on fabric so far in sizes ranging from 5″ by 7″s to 24″ by 24″ wall hanging pieces. This is extra rewarding for me, because I’ve been thinking and dreaming this up for months! I started work on it in March, and I’ve just kind of exploded with it since then!

I’ve been printing on all sorts of fabric, and trust me, there were mistakes, and things that didn’t turn out, but for the most part I’ve made some amazing prints. I think I might even be teaching a class on it next spring in Minnesota! Also, anyone let me know of any places around Chicago or Northwest Indiana I can teach or lecture about it!

Check out some of the images I’ve been printing after the jump! Continue reading

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