I have been watching Design Matters TV
for several years.
A couple of weeks ago I had a marathon session
of Design Matters.
Linda Kemshall talked about the Derwent Artbars,
and I was intrigued and ordered some.
They arrived this afternoon -
just in time -
I had spent hours on the phone with
voice messages and Dr's offices.
My hat's off to folks who do this all the time!
Linda Kemshall had fashioned some ivy leaf images
from floral wire and then ran an Art Bar
over fabric with the wire taped underneath.
Here's my wire and my first image.
Not much to write home about, right?
I kept spraying the leaf image with water,
and this is how it looked after about 30 minutes:
If you're not looking for a leaf,
and you just enjoy color,
then that one is for you!
This is a Sweet Gum leaf:
(wire to the left and rubbing to the right)
I was still too rigid here:
I had made some plates a few years back,
and decided to try rubbing them:
sort of fun!
Another type of rubbing plate
made using a glue gun on cardboard:
sorry, I know it's blurry!
I tried this pine needle plate:
And then I just started laying down colors,
to see how they would play
in different consistencies and varying amounts of moisture:
Above is dry.
Below I've sprayed it with water:
I love how the colors wick into one another.
I guess that is what I love most about dyeing.
It was a nice escape from reality today.
Tomorrow I face the music:
Wait....is this really me?
Is this happening to me?
It still hasn't hit home.
thanks for listening
peace to you!