WOW: time is flying! The above picture could actually be my version of time flying, or it could even be a dragon in flames, or perhaps an odd sea creature, or......what do you think? Anyway, it's one of my most recent monoprints on watercolor paper. I was exploring the many variations of violet, and then I decided to add just a dash of yellow, and voila!
I love the feathery lines of color......it's almost like marbling, but not!
and just one more:
As you can see, I was having waaaay tooo much fun at the end of my color wheel exercise. Speaking of which, I'm moving right along on the wheels, and they are paying off! I'm having lots more success with my color mixing now, and feel quite confident in doing so. YAYYYYY!!!
Loved this cover on a recent New Yorker:
very sad commentary, but the design is outstanding! Sorry about the label remains.
I'm doing some baby knitting for a very special bundle of joy, who isn't due for quite some time, so I have oodles of hours to knit away. I decided to dye some of the yarn, making the pieces one-of-a-kind. Since the Mom and Dad have elected not to know the gender in advance, I've gone with this pale green for a blanket
I was amazed at how easily the yarn dyed.........I used my dye studio microwave to steam set the color. After soaking the yarn in vinegar water for about a half hour, I think the dyeing only took me a total of an hour from applying the dye to washing out the yarn. Pretty amazing!!!
We celebrated the 4th at our condo in Atlanta. The fireworks were spectacular from the 14th floor, and Barker wasn't traumatized by all of the noise and vibrations. After doing our early morning walk with him, we stopped by the Bakeshop where we enjoyed whole wheat pancakes with fresh blueberry topping:
and yes, they were every bit as good as they look!
Do you ever wake up grumpy in the morning? Remember that joke? Well, most mornings I just have to giggle when I glance over at Barker in his chair:
can you see his bed on the floor beside him? What a guy! The chair that he has appropriated used to be white, but we have recently had it slipcovered in a sturdy denim.
Now he's almost awake, and quite perturbed with me for waking him so early!
Hope you had a happy and safe 4th of July if you are here in the States and celebrate the holiday. It was blessedly cool here, but it has been rather warm since. I know that my buddies in other parts of the country are really being hit by the heat, so I won't complain. We are used to it and thankfully do have air conditioning.
Thanks for dropping by, and please leave a comment, just so that I'll know that you've stopped in and haven't given up on me. Stay safe and happy, and don't forget to be creative!!!