One of my words for 2012 is 'focus' -
I'm trying to focus on my work and
not get sidetracked!
Thus far, I'm staying focused on focusing.
My second series piece using the circular Zentangles
is well underway.
Today I did a lot of screening and then I made the little trial above.
The blue is actually a turquoise -
my monitor is showing it as very blue.
I'm pleased with the color combination.
I've redrawn the Zentangle and will make a new
Thermofax screen of it tomorrow.....
more refined, less clunky.
Yesterday afternoon I began another silk piece,
this time using flour paste resist for the background.
I applied the flour paste to the silk and let it totally dry overnight.
I crackled it this afternoon and then applied thickened dye.
It is batching overnight, and I will wash it out tomorrow.
I love doing this form of resist on silk.
If you want to learn more about resists,
check out Lisa Kerpoe's blog and her new book.
We had Bosco neutered yesterday -
I think it was harder on me than it was on him!
He had to spend the night at the Vet's,
and it was so quiet around here.
Barker got a much deserved break!
So, this morning, Barker and I were alone for our walk on the golf course.
We've had a lot of rain over the past week,
and I loved the moisture patterns on the cart paths:
Did you check out the cute little foot in the middle pic?
Bosco is home now and just a little bit groggy -
in other words, Barker is being put to his paces again!