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!

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

deborah bowness wallpaper

I have become smitten with the work of Deborah Bowness.

{swoon!} hand printed filing cabinet wallpaper makes me weak in the knees.

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via alamodestuff 

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