Friday, September 30, 2016

Life Lessons

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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Photo Shoot

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).

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Time for Harriet

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Life Imitates Art

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.

Monday, September 26, 2016

No Matter What

On some trail near Lake Placid this weekend this sign made clear that there was no biking, but shooting (as in target practice) was just fine. Tonight's debate might need / have needed this warning.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Eco Dye Prints

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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Waste Not, Want Not

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.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Liquid Color

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Delivery Today

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Under the Needle

The fourth seam on this pillow will be done on the machine. Yes, yes, I'm slowing down for this, and yes, I'm taking the pins out as I go. Well, almost always. This is the linen I painted last week.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Way to Mix

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.