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.