I've been traveling and meeting with Art Cloth Network members in St. Petersburg, Florida. Linda Dawson did a great job organizing the meeting venues and Susan Ettl, our outgoing chairwoman, kept us on track. As usual the best part of the meeting was the show and tell galleries. We all went home inspired to tackily some large pieces of fabric, and hope I keep the inspiration in mind!
Some of the time was spent on tech talk and updating a commitment to post on the Art Cloth Network blog ( (http://artclothnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/10/art-cloth-inspiration.html) so I did, with a series of sunset photos that includes the one above.)
That one was taken with a great little iphone app that stitches together panorama photos almost instantly, it's called Photosynth and its free! Here are some other photo apps I've found helpful for design work, inspiration collections and simple manipulations that find their way into thermofax screens and stamps and stencils.