Sunday, July 10, 2011

bisa butler

i took bisa butler's class today, and it was great.  her class is college portrait workshop.  we all had a great time.  linda, from "eatsleepquilt" blog was also in the class.  it was about 10 or 12 of us in her class. she showed us how to pick our fabric and cut out the pieces. she told us how to draw our pattern. their were two pictures that we could choose  this is the one that i decided on, jill scott.
i am working on the face in this picture.  the main piece that i really had to take my time cutting out was the eyes.  on the right corner of the mouth, i am trying to get right.

working on the head piece here.

just finishing the neck.

added the blouse and finishing necklace.  some of the necklace pieces will be in 3D.  when i finish the entire piece i will post it. 

here are few pictures of us working in the workshop.  also if you are interested in taking her class, she is having the same workshop at her studio on july 16 next saturday.  check her facebook for information. here are a few pictures of us working hard, but having fun.  almost forgot, the workshop was at the fabric peddlers, Nadine's shop in maryland. nadine, served us breakfast and a great lunch. bisa came down from phillie or maybe it was new jersey. i can't remember.  the last four pictures are pictures of bisa's art work.

linda work hard

this is the other picture that someone is working on.
renee work hard also.
these last four are bisa butler's pieces. enjoy! the first one here, she is still working on it.

stitches for now,



Marjorie said...

What fun! Every time I see one of your portrait quilts, I think I need to try one. Maybe once I get a couple dozen things off my quiling "to do" list.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

omg I love what you did with that necklace! I think I like your color palate more than the one I chose, mine is all over the place. Great job!


Trish Williams said...

I love what you done thus far and I'm a fan of Bisa works also. Wish I had been in this class.

Judys Fiber Art said...

I took a class on this process and was not able to do it. Yours look beautiful.

G'na, Detroit said...

YOU ARE "AMAZING"!!!!! DIVINELY BLESSED,GIFTED!! I Juz saw your work thru PINTEREST by accident & didn't realize it wz Quilts! I am Passionate @ all thgs ART! I pray one day to afford one!! I juz introduced U to my daughter, her mouth dropped whn I added it's Quilting.Continued Success! Be Blessed!