Thursday, February 03, 2011

Work Work Working Away

Sometimes it seems that the harder I work and the more hours I put in in my studio, the less I have to show for it!  ARGH!!!  Right now I'm doing a lot of dye combination testing, to see exactly what hues I want to use on future pieces.  Until that is complete, I can't do any real fun work.  But I do enjoy the routine that I've gotten into, and I'm listening to a most fascinating book: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.  You may recall that she is also the author of the fabulous book, "Seabiscuit".  I highly recommend both books, but "Unbroken" especially.  

Just to add a bit of excitement to my work this afternoon (and to try out some new dye combinations with some of the resists that I've grown to love after viewing Lisa Kerpoe's dvd) I did the above piece on silk crepe de chine using grits as the resist..............I am in the South, after all!  The piece hasn't finished batching yet, so hopefully I'll have some fabulous results to show you in the next day or two.

It continues to be quite cold here, for Georgia, and I am so very happy with my seed germinating pad as an aid in batching my dyed silks.  We are, thankfully, having rain right now, as opposed to snow and ice.  My heart goes out to both our friends to the north who are enduring yet another blizzard, and those in Queensland who have just suffered that devastating cyclone, after all of the horrible flooding.  Be well! 



Jeannie said...

I just read the blurb on Amazon about Unbroken and it sounds fasinating. Your silk looks yummy. I hope you share the final results. Have a wonderful weekend.

Carol said...

Your silk looks great at the moment so it will be really interesting to see the result. Weather! Just awful, in so many places around the world. Here it is hot, nearly 80F now at 9.30 in the morning and may go up to 100. No rain, though it seems to be raining almost everywhere else in Australia and more flooding happening. Between your blizzard and our cyclone, we need to stay warm, cool, dry but most of all stay safe. xx

Lora Martin said...

I'm not a Southern girl, but I love grits. Not only are they delicious food, but they make beautiful fabric. Looking forward to the next step.