Re: [Marbling] craft
- Hi, All,
I am really appreciating every word of this discussion - thank you! I
thought it was just me!
About 3 years ago, I was invited to show my marbled papers. I worked really
hard, and had 33 papers I was very proud of matted and framed ($XXXX), and I
thought they would fly off the Art Center walls; not so! I figured that
perhaps it was because they were "out of context" and not inside the covers of
books. People just did not know (few read books these days, I guess).
In subsequent showings, I have had framers (small town Indiana) get really
bent out of shape over a particular Spanish paper, asking how I could get away
with putting a folded piece of fabric under glass! Always makes me smile!
Some of my framed papers are now going to the Indiana State Fair in the
Professional Fine Art category, in the "Experimental" section. Stay tuned!
Whenever I demonstrate, I always have a bunch of people gathered around
watching, or kids as young as 4 lined up, waiting patiently (!) to "Make a paper,
please, Lady." Classes, again, central Indiana rarely fill.
There does not seem to be as great an issue with my marbled fabrics -
scarves, pieced jackets, etc. Interesting, perhaps because "surface design" is more
of a buzz word than "Marbling."
Thanks again for the discussion! I will remember "aqueous monoprint!"
(Thanks, Diane, for your books and comment!)
On another note, I thought I read somewhere that Robin Heyeck had a new book
on marbling out. Do any list members have definitive information?
Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis
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