Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween quilt

Since my life is like a shotgun --- blasts here and there --- this quilt for my granddaughter is for Halloween 2012.
(the burgundy fabric is the work wall)

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under the hammer

This leaf, placed between muslin squares, left nice warm reddish marks after being hammered. I then pressed the leaf sandwich with a steam iron and let it cool. After curing for a few days, I'll rinse the cloth and see what remains. If the leaf had been juicier, the leaf ink might have marked better. But I'm well pleased with this experiment. Gathering various marked, dipped and dyed cloths for a Winter project has been a project in itself. Nature provides...

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

hammered ... again

... don't know what this plant is called ... summer green has turned to red ...

... a smushy muslin sandwich ...

... like a Rorschach test on my orange kitchen countertop ... letting it 'set' for a few days to see the results ...

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

my first full moon cloth

... thrift store tablecloth...left in the walnut/oak pot for a few hanging under the October full moon and overnight rain...

patterns emerging...some pronounced...

...others muted...

...still others...

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

walnut leaf cloth

We didn't need another walnut tree right there, so very close to the driveway. Plucking the smallish branches and imprinting them (hammer in hand) onto this muslin seemed the right thing to do...they're gone but not forgotten. Gathering cloths for a Winter project is a project in itself.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

what future am I working on?

I came across this acrylic collage I did last year. It seems that our present depends on what we accomplished in the past...and our future depends on what we're doing right now. Making plans today is like preparing the dough to be baked into tomorrow's bread. It should rise nicely.

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