Sunday, December 11, 2005

Sunday afternoon

After my finger was attacked by the sewing machine needle this morning, I decided it was quitting time. Went downstairs to mix up some more dyes and get to work with the wax. The first pass is on my little drying rack (at left) and I'm about ready to go downstairs and decide what else to do with it. I was going to do this one in just blue and white but couldn't stand it and decided to do a variety of blues & greens. Of course, you may notice if you look carefully, that some red dye from a piece of silk that was lying around under it on the table, seeped through. So much for a blue/green color scheme. Serendipity or sloppiness? Don't answer that! This is why I teach that you can't make a mistake when you print -- and why I work in layers. I really didn't WANT red in this piece. What would you do?

2 comments:

kristin La Flamme said...

I'd squirt or stitch red line work over it all, call it contrast and move on :-)

Cathy said...

I'd add a few other red highlights, make the most of what it is. Even though it isn't what you wanted.