Monday, July 30, 2007


No, I did not fall into a vat of wax - perhaps I would be better preserved if I had. But today, I was printing in my basement. What?? Not my studio? Nah. It has been very hot and muggy, so I prefer to stay in the air conditioned house and work. It has been a week of experimenting and sorting, printing and overprinting.

A while ago, Helene had sent me some fabrics she had batik'd, most of which were lovely but really did not fit into what she is doing. The not-lovely ones were candidates for my print table. Here is one I think looks pretty nice, but a similar one was not as nice, so I worked on it today.
I mixed up some turquoise dye and here is the resultant overprint. Brighter, anyway.
The best piece of the day was a complete surprise. A deconstructed screenprint that somehow discharged. I have no clue how this happened, but I love the serendipitous result.
There were lots more pieces, but I'll end with this one. A blah beige screened with black. There's nothing like black to add a flattering note. The fabric looks thinner than it did yesterday.

Enough of this idle chit-chat. As usual, off to bed -- and I have an early meeting tomorrow. Ack. I missed you all.


Gerrie said...

Hey! It is good to have you back. Love what you did with the perfectly nice sunflowers. You are my kinda artist!!

Jeannie said...

Wow! I love the piece with the deconstructed screen. Have fun!

Karoda said...

ooo, yes! that deconstructed screen print just draws me into it!

Momo said...

Wonderful colors! Thank you for sharing with us!

Debra said...

Loverly sunflower print ya got there, but that deconstructed screen is heaven.

Glad we are both back in the blog...