You've probably noticed a shift to include more Mixed Media as part of my artistic journey. Over the past year or so, I've signed up for several mixed media classes and programs as I have learned so many new design ideas, materials, and techniques which have definitely inspired my quiltmaking! I just love the freedom and speed that comes with Mixed Media--making for more playful learning.
After seeing and admiring quite a few social media posts referencing Fodder School, I jumped at the chance to try out the Fodder Challenge. I was so impressed with the quality of instructors and lessons that I enrolled in Fodder School 2. A little over one month into this year-long series of mixed media art classes and I am already in love with the format of having a guest teacher offer two lessons each month. The first two weeks focus on design and techniques to create fodder, while the mid-month lesson features a project to use your newly created fodder! Plus there is bonus content offered by the other instructors that pack in even more tips and tricks!
Rebecca Sower kicked it all off with color play! While I've done a fair amount of color mixing in fabric dyeing, I absolutely loved Rebecca's approach! I found it freeing, forgiving, and absolutely loved the process as much as the results. In fact, I spent 3 fun-filled afternoons playing with paints to create 3 sets of fodder...which you will see grow in both quantity as well as variety of patterns achieved.