Thursday, September 16, 2010

my creative space

I've been slowly working my way back into the studio since I've renewed my commitment to a 9-5 workday. It feels like it's been eons since I've cranked up the wax pot. I didn't realize how much I missed it!


... ... ...

I've finally gotten some work done on my newest Swanson Stripe yardage.

 Swanson Stripe
3-color hand dyed batik with bleach discharge 
100% cotton

This is the shot of the last batch. This time, I've played with the brushes and coloring a little bit, and I think the result will be excellent.

... ... ...

I've spent some time working on my triptych too, so I took a few progress shots of the pieces on my waxing table. The yellow areas are where I've painted with Presist. Next, I'll use a thickened dye solution on top of the Presisted areas. Hopefully, this will give me a good base to start working back in with some drawn lines / stitching / applique / knots.






I'm excited to see what comes next. It's nice to have taken some time with these pieces instead of feeling like I had to finish them in a hurry. Deadlines are good and I love them, but sometimes I think it's best to be a little counterintuitive (for me) and let my mind wander a bit.

... ... ...

5 comments:

Belinda Kemp said...

how luxurious to have that much time to work. can tell you are loving it! curious to see what you do with the triptych :)

Anna said...

The last batch of your Swanson Stripe fabric is stunning. Love the color combination and the pattern. Am interested to see the results of your triptych as it definitely looks like a work of art in progress.

5 o'clock crows said...

Thanks Belinda! It was definitely a nice day. I'm excited to see how the triptych goes too - it's scary and fun to change things up.

5 o'clock crows said...

Thanks, Anna! I love that particular Swanson Stripe yardage because it was a commission for a mother making a quilt for her daughter to take to college. I can't wait to see what happens with the triptych - it's been so long since I've worked this way.

guest said...

Hey, looks fantastic! Missed seeing you in Baton Rouge this past week but I have a new client for you...drop me an email! xo Layla