I am trying to look ashamed but I can't seem to manage it. I know I said I wasn't going to buy any more of them, but someone I know had a bazaar at her house tonight with a lot of - gulp - wooden stamps from Afganistan. Not official tjaps, since they are not copper, but I could not resist. I bought five of them and used them immediately on a couple of yards of fabric that are drying downstairs.
On the plus side: today was one of those rare 'gee, I really accomplished something' days. . Monday at the museum, I brought along my favorite Eileen Fisher black long-sleeved t-shirt that was no longer black. It was sort of faded to greenish black except for the greasy looking spots right in the front that remained black -- you know what I mean. So on Monday I used wax as a resist with discharge paste as a cover-up, and then today I painted a little dye onto the discharged area. The picture looks better than the actual shirt, but the shirt looks better than it did before Monday. And I will not be embarrassed to wear it. Or should I be?
I spent the morning doing paperwork, paying bills, and such. But I did take a walk to the bank -- applause please, for the WALK part. I normally take my car and stop on the way to umpteen other places, but this morning I didn't have any other place to go and it is only a five minute walk each way. I felt virtuous for about a half hour afterwards. Spent the afternoon mixing up a batch of dyes and working on some scarves that are now in the washing machine. I started them on Monday at the museum and finished them today. This is my favorite. Here is what it looked like on Monday. Tomorrow I am spending another day in the studio. Hooray!