No, it's not a sports car or a huge diamond ring, but a shiny new rocket steamer! WooHoo! It actually arrived last week right before our Boy Choir guests did, so I didn't have a chance to try it out until this afternoon. I was only running two small pieces through, so I had removed the upper portion before I took this picture. I just love it....and love that I can use it out in my studio and keep my kitchen stovetop free for other things (not cooking, so I'm not sure what! LOL).
When we were with K & D this weekend, they kept telling us how big their puppy Tucker had grown, so we had to go take a peek at our little granddog. He is now taller than Marley, his big brother, but I doubt that he'll ever be as big or tall as his uncle Barker. Here he is lounging on his deck:
I think he looks like Lord of the Jungle in this pose:
and here he was just a little over a month ago at our house:
I've been playing around with some more techniques on silk. Here I've used some Shiva paintsticks and, a few days later, some acid dyes and soy wax:
I like the results and have a definite plan for this piece!