Here’s what I did this weekend. (Missed out on the Super Bowl) I finished the back of “Passion and Grace”.
I dyed some wool roving and also some silk.
Here’s a closeup of the silk. The wool on the right is supposed to be “ecru”. I thought it would be more tan but it seems quite grey to me.
I made some paper cloth with Spectra bleeding tissue I had left over from a class last year. I added some Dye-na-flow paint as well. This is after it dried.
Here’s the back side which I liked better than the front side.
Then I used it to make a cover for my workbook – covered up that awful “sketch” word.
Here’s the back. I was going to add more embellishments but then decided they might just get in the way and I liked it plain.
Then I started on the February TIF challenge. What am I old enough to remember? So I came up with a list including tie dye, bell bottoms, hula hoops, peace symbols, hippies, flower power, 3 channels on the TV with NO remote, lip synching “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in second grade while I pretended to play the guitar, Troll dolls, watching Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans on TV, penny loafers, the moon landing and as you’ve guessed by now, generally the sixties.
I used to draw those “brain” drawings on all my notebooks. I would spend hours doing them. So I’m going to do a piece based on the sixties. I want to try some painting techniques this time around. I also started a padfolio that I’m donating to an auction for a local group I’m involved with. Photos of the padfolio soon. So that was a weekend’s worth of work. Tried to post this yesterday with no luck so here it is a day late.