I spent some time visiting this week with art friends. On Tuesday , I met a friend Elizabeth for coffee and shared what I had learned at the Barn workshop. She is so enthusiastic and it’s nice to be able to share with her. And sharing with her helped me to clarify what I had learned and what techniques I really didn’t want to focus on. I came home and looked through my box of supplies and you know what tools I liked the best?
Simple things: a credit card for scraping thickened dyes on, foam rollers I cut into, a dishpan scrubber, the cheapo one dollar paintbrush with some bristles chopped off…..
A spreader with great edges
A piece of plexi-glass with duct tape on it. I used it for mono-printing.
a piece of a plastic doormat
a needle nose bottle with a plastic tip
I found I liked the simple things you can find at your local hardware store or scrounge from a workbench.
I spent some more time sorting fabric and completing my inventory for fabric dyeing this week. And beginning to pack for Vermont. I leave next Wednesday and I am trying to be reasonable with what I really want to accomplish this summer. Also, I do this after every workshop. Just kind of stop and ramble around until I might process what I have learned. Maybe it’s being overstimulated. Don’t know but I am not fighting it this time. Some hand stitching usually moves me on.
Talk about being overstimulated-had lunch with the wonderful Nellie and her niece Diane. More about that later.
Be creative, my friends!