Tsukineko Inks Workshop

Yesterday, I took a class on Tsukineko Inks taught by Judy Coates Perez. She is a great teacher, and I enjoyed the class very much. It was held at the College of DuPage campus in their arts center, which was a great space to take a class. This was the ink project I worked on during class. I love how it turned out, even though I did not have very many colors of ink. Guess I have something to spend more money on. Judy was so nice, and her work is utterly amazing. I wish I had one smidge of talent as she has for artwork. Her samples were cool, and I don’t know why I was suprised that her works are wholecloth. Duh! Her daughter, Nina, was there, and she’s got amazing talent too!

As I made this pomegranate, I thought back to my ideas from December, when I bought a pomegranate for a series of quilts. That made the decision on February’s theme for my weekly quilts pretty easy. I changed my mind from “heart” or “recycled” to “pomegranates” pretty quickly! I have 2 ideas for the weeklies, and I am sure I can come up with one more. I also wondered how I would outline, as the inks have the tendency to run a little bit, since they are not “paints”. When I got it home, it was obvious to outline the project with black thread. It was still cool unlined, so I took pictures of it beforehand.
Can I name-drop for a second? Also in my class were Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson, and I am sure there were other professionals in the class, but I didn’t realize… It was pretty cool. One day maybe I can quilt full time, but for now, the role I have in the comic book industry is a pretty neat job to have.