Rain and more rain. I plan my trips out when we have some dry time. It's amazing how much can be done at home...netflix, pay bills online, order items online! Today will be soup and studio work and more rain! Have a great weekend rain or shine!!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a quiet dinner at home but last week celebrated with the neighborhood at a big dinner at our clubhouse...tons of good food and friendship. We have guest chefs (neighbors that want to take on the job of feeding 50-60people) ...this neighbor has cooked for years at his church and his wife is a nutritionist so together they pulled off a great night! We all pay a small price and have a clean up crew so the job is big but there is some help too.
This evening we are going to the movies to see "Lincoln" !
Good art making days ahead!!!!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I spent yesterday using bleaches of all varieties on cotton...quite an interesting adventure. I did it all outside and only a few spilled spots of bleach on the deck. It is a true mystery what bleaches and what colors the fabrics turn. It depends on the colors of dyes used in creating the fabric and again, plenty of surprises! I will spend one more day at this and then see how they might fit into this art making...still loving this fall and winter exploration of fabric and sewing!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I fondly remember watching those big biblical movies produced by Hollywood and almost always there was a handsome man off in the corner with a feathered fan, slowly fanning the king or queen munching on their grapes! Recently my archeology magazine had an article on the mountaintop fortress Machaerus and sited it as the place of Salome's famous dance?!! So here is my fan using my stamped cloth...a tribute to hot nights, dancing and desert winds?!!!
Pleased to report I have overcome my sewing machine resistance. I had trouble with the automatic needle threader and spent a lot of time reading, rereading instructions but I now can say I have the basics. There are some fancy stitches I might want to try but I am most interested in using straight stitches in a free wheeling way as to create "line".
Has anyone tried the new silicone paint brushes in various sizes and colors? I am going to buy one today just to see how it handles paint.
UPDATE: Didn't buy the new brush...the size I wanted was way out of my budget possibilities. Another day!