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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Patt Blair's Students at Alisomar (Empty Spools Seminars)

All the while we are using our inks to create, this is the landscape at Asilomar....a slice of heaven for sure.

Patt Blair, our instructor,  said if you can trace and see, you can create something beautiful and I had to take that leap of faith because I didn't share those thoughts before this class.  I thought you had to be an artist with the ability to draw to create art....guess I was wrong!!!  Using Patt's E-Z Drawing Method we were all able to trace and ink our way to our own art quilts....

In many cases, textures were added using rubbing plates.  This gentleman's shirt is an example of a rubbing plate used behind the fabric to create the design. 

These are some samples from the students work in Patt's class.  None of them are mine, I'm saving that for the next post....yes I'm very naughty!!!

Grins and Smiles,


  1. Yes you are! I was thinking "which one is Kelly's" when I read that last bit, LOL.

  2. holding us in suspense... eh? Glad you're having fun.

  3. Wow...I wish I had been there. Although I don't generally paint realism as an artist, I can tell I would have had fun.
    You naughty girl, you know we wanted to see yours first!

  4. Very impressive! It looks like it was a terrific workshop. I can't wait to see your work!

  5. Holy cow they are beautiful. I have a friend who is an artist and he says we can all draw, I have to say after looking at these pics he may be right though I think I could be the exception. Can't wait to see yours though.


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