The fact that my daughter sent me this lovely printed towel for no reason means she is thoughtful and loving. That she knew how it was hand-screened means she grew up knowing printing techniques. I've done my work.
I volunteered to photograph the raffle quilt for the Genesee Valley Quilt Club yesterday. It was not difficult, except that my ceilings were 4" too short. Thank goodness for friends with vaulted ceilings (and nothing scheduled for the day).
Rachel Maddow suggested this cocktail when Harriet Tubman was chosen to be on the new $20. So, I can't lie. It was (after the first presidential debate) time to make this again and imbibe. Recipe courtesy my friend.
Or, is it "Art imitates life"? I was struck with the patterning caused by the roots clinging to this granite bolder. Although bolder is not quite the word needed here. (It was the size of a house.) The same kind of patterning I seek with shibori dyed fabric.
A delivery stop to Cris Winters' Art at the Pink House caught Cris (hidden by the shirt) and her student unwrapping an eco dyed shirt she had made the day before my visit. A delight to see, the technique will be offered again by Cris. Just find her gallery in Saranac Lake.
Knowing I'd be unable to print for a few days, I had to use up the remaining dyes. So, another large piece of linen and the attack of the putty knife. I love the way it comes out, but I'll have to let it sit for a night to see how it washes out.
There is nothing to compare to silk's appeal. Adding color and pattern, and painting with thickened dye has been a rewarding challenge. Can't wait for cool weather to wear these scarves. I've made them 1/2 yard wide and 2 yards long. Five are in the gallery at Saranac Lake -- Art at the Pink House.
Stitched, stacked, and plumped up, these are the pillows I'll take to Saranac Lake and Art at the Pink House. Later this fall they'll be available in that gallery. All are made from the same hunk of hand-painted linen.
Sometimes I just dispense with the container and mix palette-style right on the plastic. I've added a bit of thickener to the thickened dye to cut the amount of color. Now I'll add it with the putty knife to the silk scarf.