Saturday, December 17, 2005

Friday continued...

After Gilda's Club yesterday, fast forward to mail delivery late in the afternoon. I found a package of goodies from my friend Cindy who lives in Indonesia. She prints some of the most gorgeous silks I have seen. The package contained pieces of Indonesian paper, this card of handmade paper by the Women of Bak Jok, a tsunami-affected community,
and a gorgeous shawl that my pictures cannot do justice to. It is black and gray, with gold threads running through it: perfect for my next opening - whenever that is. Detail of the gray part. Marty took a picture of me wearing it, but that was too gruesome for words. And my picture of the diaphanous black part managed to make it look like a hairy animal. So you'll have to imagine it. After dinner, I went back into the blue and green fabric that had picked up a streak of orange-ish dye and finished adding color around the wax. It is nicer than it looks in these pictures - and seems to be a companion to a piece I did a few weeks ago. A series in the making? Here is a detail.
I applied the wax resist with household items and a block of scrap wood, which is the white curved rectangle on the lower right. Sigh...I am happy. This was a busy day and thank goodness, the end of another long week.

6 comments:

deb said...

Is that a SPATULA I see in there!
What a word...SPATULA! And it looks terrific.

Rayna said...

A spatula, a fork, and some kind of beater-thingie - LOL. Great word, SPATULA.

mary m. said...

Gorgeous fabric, Rayna...sorry about the link to the porno site. I changed it.

Lin said...

WHAT A CHEERFUL creation, Rayna! And such a reflection of home - spatulas, forks and the like! Colors are bold and super! Don't you love fabrics?? Will this pretty piece make it into a quilt or something else? GREAT JOB!

Karoda said...

Cindy's work is beyond beautiful and fascinating!!!!!!!

Debra Spincic said...

Cindy's work is pretty but I prefer yours, Rayna!