A Place for Creativity & Creative People In CNY
Hi all..Seeing that the semester of teaching at SU in The Warehouse is completed....I moved on to private workshops...They are being held at The Art Store on Erie Blvd in Syracuse...The first was was this past Sat. Basic Screen printing on fabrics...very fun , very easy...My students...all adults, did a great job and fun was had by all..They went home with a head full of new creative ideas that they never dreamed they could have and a new skill that will open a lot of fun creative time for…Continue
Added by jan Navales on May 23, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments
Hi Everyone..the semester is over at SU but my teaching goes on...
I am offering 2 very easy , very fun workshops. both are being held at The Art Store on Erie Blvd. in Syracuse..call 474-1000 for details or to sign up. ...or contact me through this website...
The first is Sat. May 21st , 10:00 am -2:30 pm Basic screen printing.learn to print fabrics..this is a very easy thing to learn. No drawing skills required for anyone who feels they need them...I will introduce to you …Continue
Added by jan Navales on May 10, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Well, the change in the wind has happened once more...My "girls" are on hold and I am back to my fabric art... I have deceided to set a huge goal for myself that has been brewing for about 10 years..amazing how long it takes for that gust of wind to reach my creative space.... I am very focused...I really think...actually ,really know that my financial aspirations are the big motivator....I know some artists will disagree with that way of thinking...but hey.. whatever floats your boat to…Continue
Added by jan Navales on April 4, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments
How exciting for the CNY artists to have the first art show...I am planning on attending..with friends...
I am confused regarding the email sent out...request to let them know if we are attending so they can reserve..but reserve what??? .It is not clear...can someone help me out here....
Today , Saturday the 5th, was very enlightening ..I attended a workshop put on by Onondage ceramic guild and SU ceramic dept...and promoted by Gandee Gallery in Fabius...
Screenprinting on vases that are done on the wheel... Amazing results....Why does one who is painting watercolors go to that??? Well, I am actually a master screen printer and have been for 25 years ..or more...teach that at SU...and ...I am taking clay classes for fun...Oh Oh I think I'm in trouble..I promised…Continue
Added by jan Navales on March 5, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Where we are in life is always so interesting...today I find myself back to 1985 with my art...I copyrighted a line of whimsical cats called Whisker Babies in that year...My girls that I am doing now have made me think about them... they have the same fun look...and Heaven knows that are a million cat lovers out there....so I am once again introducing them to the world in hopes that the whole world wants one...Now wouldn't that be just perfect...Just one on this blog for starters...…Continue
Yesteday I was thinking about the Paul Simon's song" Diamonds on the souls of her shoes"..don't know where that came from...You know how the mind works...so I created a new girl ...polka dot shoes
In a show and tell group, I dragged out my drawings from my past life...I call them "My girls" They are the part of a series of fun whimsical drawings with sayings..Everyone took a vote and said "THIS" is what I should be doing....Well I've been doing them since I was a child....except now the saying are not child like..ha ha ..well some are, but most aren't... I have some listed up on etsy and ebay..as of yesterday Sunday Feb. 20th. I plan on gettting them out there...…Continue
Another gloomy day in Syracuse...and the thoughts of another blast from Old Man Winter. Someone needs to enlighten him as to when winter starts... Fortunately the gloom is only the weather. My spirit is bright knowing I will be offering fun fabric classes and workshops starting in January...Learn to create your own fabrics unlike any you could ever find in a store..and it's easy...I'll be pursuing finding the space to hold these great fun events after The Holidays...so keep it in mind and…Continue
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I just have too much stash and way too many ideas...So I have deceided to start using it all up with all those ideas...and hopefully what I come up with will add to that bank account. Of course me being the fabric artist...my stash is mostly fabrics...I want to make small items because I am currently working in a small space...makes sense to me..so , I have taken fabrics, cut them into 2 & 4" squares, put batting inside, stitched, painted and embellish them..They are ready for whatever…Continue
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In doing my "very first" blog I totally forgot to tell the world that I do in fact, have my own website....I designed it and built it myself...I must say, that my not being a swift computer person, I do have a feeling of pride...It is www.myfabricart.com It shows only a tiny portion of my stash of fabric pieces and what I do...It has none of my watercolors on it or any of my serigraphs...I do need to get myself organized and update it with a new look…Continue
Added by jan Navales on November 9, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments
10 x 20 Serigraph of Adeaide Alsop Robineau's Scarab Vase done for the CNY Arts and craft Society 8 color hand pulled screen print.
I have come to realize, I have been an artist forever...or at least as far back as I can…Continue