This is a fiber post, 'With a little help from my friends'! Actually, today was the first day that I've even felt like going out to the studio....so you know how lousy I was feeling and how much better I feel now! I think three hours of anesthesia just really did me in, because my nose has not hurt very much.
Here is a very lovely piece of shibori that my blogger bud Gerrie surprised me with for my birthday while we were out in KC. That Gerrie sure does have a hand for dyeing, not to mention registering an entire Surface Design Association conference!
The next two wonderful pieces arrived in our mailbox a week or so ago from my very talented mixed media friend Elizabeth. This first pic really shows the elements that Elizabeth was rusting. (Elizabeth is even more of a dumpster diver than I am....now Elizabeth, don't you deny it! LOL)
and look at this gorgeous piece of sunprinted fabric that she included:
I wanted you also to see the lovely ribbon that she wrapped all of the goodies in....so coordinated!
This last piece of Dupioni silk arrived yesterday from my new friend Deborah in SoCal:
We were classmates in Kerr's Deconstructed Screen Printing class at the SDA conference. I had run out of muslin so I asked Deborah if I could borrow a piece from her, and I would replace it later. Well, time got away from me, as it often does, and I didn't find an opportunity to buy her some muslin at the school store, so I tore off a hunk of Dupioni that I hadn't used and gave it to her with the specification that she send me a picture of how she used it. Well, better yet, she played with it and then sent half to me and kept half! I could easily frame this piece as is (there is a lot that the picture doesn't show, including foiling) but I'm trying to think of a fun way to really use it...any ideas?
Thanks again to all of you for your packages, cards, private email wishes, etc. As I said above, I think the anesthesia is both the best and the worst part of this procedure. My Anesthesiologist had me flying for a good 24 hours post op...as many of you will recall....but then the 3 hour procedure just left my body weak. It's behind me now, and I won't discuss it again: PROMISE!