Look what I bought for half price last week! This is for doing some natural dyeing in – stainless steel so it doesn’t affect the colour and I can keep it just for that.
Remember I won second prize for my Transporter Bridge postcard in the Newport in Bloom art competition? Last Friday, they had an award ceremony and I got this certificate and the little shield and a cheque for £20!!
Yesterday and today I did some marbling with the marbling paints I bought from the creative papercrafts man at Marlborough. Here are some of yesterday’s efforts:
This is a detail of the above. I did this on calico, which took the paints really well.
Here are today’s fabrics busy drying. They are just a bit bigger than A4 size – I did the marbling in a large cat litter tray!
Before you ask, no I don’t have any immediate plans for using these! I seem to be going through a ‘playing’ phase at the moment. I read a brilliant post today at Gabrielle Swain’s blog, Handmaiden, about designing and working in series. I want to get a series going so that I can develop my art and work with an idea to its maximum, but none of the themes I have used so far really grab me. Can anyone see an emergent style or series in any of my work which maybe I haven’t spotted?! Apart from the postcard series…