Monday, December 15, 2008
I got a thank-you note yesterday from Bonnie Oullette telling me what a great time she and her friends had doing gelatin printing from my book. She said they had printed some great fabrics and she loves the process. Today, she sent me some pictures of pieces she has made using the fabrics she printed. Here are two. This first one looks like whole cloth and it is Bonnie's favorite. I can see why.I am always amazed at what creative things people do with the gelatin fabrics. Last week a packet of luxuriously large (20"x 72") crepe de chine scarves arrived. I shibori'd one of them and am tempted to keep it for myself. It's so beautiful I won't even let Effie wear it. This is what nickel and chino MX look like on silk. Sort of mauve and blue-grey. Today I stayed home to pack teaching supplies and wait for the appliance man. A few days ago I whined about our 6 month old Kitchen Aid undercounter ice maker being broken. We are surviving the ice deficit, but only because I put some cubes in bags in the freezer. (can you say spoiled brat?) The repairman was here today. Him: "M'am - you have a bad water valve and it has to be replaced." me: "can you do that today?" Him "Of course not, we have to order the part. It should be here in 2-3 days." Me: (long, unspoken sentence full of expletives deleted) SIGH... Him: "Yeah, they are all junk - made out of plastic, and so expensive." Me: "Did you read the article in yesterday's NY Times?" He hadn't. But I had and if you own any appliances or are about to buy new ones, you need to read it. I was in hysterics - because it is pathetically true. This is why the Gillmans have a whole new kitchen. Go have a laugh. Print it out - it's worth the read.
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