Time for a blog party to celebrate my new DVD with Interweave, Art Techniques for Quilt Design! woot woot! No matter what we do as creative people, we all need some reminders, tips and techniques to help us enhance our work and design process whether for quilting, sewing or any other form of art expression. My DVD is full of wonderful things I learned in art school and over the course of my life as an artist and painter. These little things can make a big difference in your designs.
My favorite part of the DVD is when I teach figure drawing. I asked Vivika De Negre to model for me as we filmed the DVD (fully clothed of course). Figure drawing is one of the greatest ways to learn to capture gesture. Gesture is the inherent movement and spirit of a form and I touch on that in the DVD. Gesture is the very thing that will bring your work to life! Understanding gesture helps you create designs filled with unique personality and spirit.
Drawing is simply learning to see through your hands. Drawing connects the mind to the hand. Often, beginners are intimidated by drawing because of negative self-messages like: “I can’t even draw a stick figure!” Ummm…you know how I feel about that kind of thing…of course you can draw! I offer simple warm-ups to get you to bypass your brain (with all of it’s projections and limitations) and dive directly into your eyes and seeing.
Would you like to win a copy?
Over the course of the next week, my many wonderful sewinista friends from around the world will be sharing their understanding and experience of the DVD over on their blogs. Stop by and check in with them between September 24th and October 3rd.
LEAVE A COMMENT RIGHT HERE ON MY BLOG between now and October 7th to be entered into the GIVEAWAY. (comments now closed) Two lucky people will receive copies of the DVD! WINNERS CHOSEN AT RANDOM: Jeifner and Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau (If you want to buy a copy head over here.) Here is the awesome list of bloggers…take a peek. (Thank you to my blogger friends who are taking part in the party!)
3. Stephanie Denton