Saturday, July 09, 2011

you're running on reserve battery power

I'm not sure whether that message on my laptop was referring to itself or to me. Or both.  Another busy day where we continued printing and used wax on a screen and did some discharging on the batik'd fabrics with thiox, discharge paste, and a few other things.

Here's Carol Waugh at work on one of her batiks. It will be good to see how it turns out when it is all done, tomorrow.
Remember the turtle from yesterday?  Well, here it is -- layered and partly stitched!

 Sandra managed to transform her ugly blue bargain bin fabric into some way cool batiks - this is only one of them.  I couldn't resist showing you the difference.
Gjeneve's wax on a screen made a strong graphic print.
And here's Gjeneve showing Karen at dinner, how she made those colorful strip necklaces clustered around her neck.  Very clever and lots of fun - having nothing to do with batik, of course.

Tonight, I spent an hour on the phone back and forth between Amazon.com and my bank after Amazon informed me that somebody had made an unauthorized purchase today using one of my credit card numbers.

T'was not I - I was too busy teaching to browse around the computer and order stuff. Neither they nor the credit card people could/would tell me what the item was or the ship to: address. But Amazon said it was from a different name/different email address from mine.  Glad they are so vigilant. Card cancelled and I await a new one.  

We've put away the wax (well, some of us have) and for the next two days will be screenprinting with paper resists and thickened dyes, working in layers with a bit more intent about where we want to go.
A different kind of challenge.

I am grateful for lots of things about this class; not the least of which is that it has got me printing again -- even just makng demo pieces.  I already have a couple of things that will look great cut up into strips and reassembled with other things. 

stay tuned.  I'm off to bed, still in the wrong time zzzzone. The alarm woke me with a start this morning!

3 comments:

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Looks like a good time is being had by all. Sorry about Amazon!

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful samples! I really must find time to try waxing screens... nice results!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Looks like too much fun.