Friday, September 02, 2005

more of same

So why do I keep hitting the e-mail button, hoping that someone is posting? In the absence of personal messages, I am driven to talk to myself. My windows are open, so I had better be careful. I'm going to give in and go to bed but before I do, I give you another piece of Helene's hand-dyed work that I have played with. On the left, the original. On the right, after I have used wax resist, dyes, and then screened on it a bit. It is remarkable how one can find a totally unrelated piece of fabric, which was printed many months earlier, which has the same palette as a currently printed piece. The window piece in the middle of this next picture was part of a series of gelatin plate prints I did as a demo for a workshop last spring. Amazingly, set on a background I printed years ago, it works . The moral of the story: never throw away any scrap of fabric. Ya never know.

4 comments:

mary m. said...

Very Cool, Rayna!

gabrielle said...

Hey Rayna,
I'm here...read your blog everyday...can't wait to see what new stuff you are doing.

Valeri said...

I read your blog regularly and love what you are doing with the fabric pieces. I'll try and comment more often only frequently I'm in a hurry! I feel exactly the same so I'm sorry for not being more positive.

Caitlin O'Connor said...

yummmy fabric - love the increasing complexity as you add more layers - very cool! I'm still looking for a soy wax source here in Australia, since I really get inspired every time I see your batik pieces!