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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.

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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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Christine McConnell is my Muse

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Since I’ve had some time off, I have been catching up with Christine McConnell. For those of you who are not familiar with her, I found her on Netflix through her show “Curious Creations of Christine McConnell”. It had one season, and I still watch it regularly. (I’m also still very bummed it was not renewed.) Now she’s on Youtube, and I once again get to see Christine create the most marvelous things! She also has a Patreon, and of course I’m subscribed!

With my time off, I have been trying to craft, sew, and paint my heart out. Why not, I have the time! So, originally I had trouble finding motivation, but then I turned on her Youtube channel and I had to catch up on what she’s been up to. She made this lovely pillow, and her tutorial is amazing! It turns out so gorgeous! She is so amazingly talented, and it’s hard not to be motivated her! This is my tribute to Christine McConnell! I have to attach all of the fabric to the canvas, and hopefully it will be done in the next day or two.

Thank you Christine for motivating me!

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“I Was Old In The Forest”

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This one was quite the journey from start to finish. The photo the quilt was made from was done my a wonderfully talented photographer and artist, Cayton Cox. (Check out his Instagram here.) The quilt itself is broken up into 60 different squares and rectangles. It was kind of difficult, but it was fun watching it all come together. The final size is approximately 40 by 60 inches. (I still have to attach the hanging sleeve.) It’s made with over 50 different fabrics, in all sorts of textures ranging from tulle to heavyweight upholstery fabric. I’m scheduled to teach a class on this printing technique this summer at the Textile Center of Minnesota, but with everything going on, I’m not super sure. I suppose only time will tell.

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