Sunday, June 07, 2009

ok, I'm back from website hell!!

I know you missed me - thanks for all the cards and letters - LOL. For so long my website languished and was neglected (that's what happens when you start a blog) and now my poor blog (and every other one that I read) has been sadly neglected. Oh, the stress of time management! In between the website stuff, I have been printing scarves. The first batch was butt ugly but I think they've gotten better with a few layers added. I had previously done soy wax on some chiffon scarves and they were gorgeous, but I didn't like the few I did this time, at all. This didn't look any better after I ironed out the wax. so I discharged through a screen and now, of course, it needs another layer. That will be 3, not counting the dyeing part. These next two blue scarves were boring beyond belief. Three zillion layers later of wax, dye painting, discharge, writing and screen printing, I find them much more interesting. I charge way too little for all the work and I think my stimulus prices might just be inching up after this. This blue chiffon was another yawner. Waxed it and - bleh. So then I printed and discharged through a screen. And screened again, this time with a dark color and two different screens. We'll see what happens to this tomorrow. It is still not satisfied with itself.But it will wait because I think I had better give up and turn in. Tomorrow!

5 comments:

Eva said...

So great to get an insight into this process, the evolution of scarves. It is a teaching for me to carry on and believe in the piece and what it will be.
Of course, we cannot concur with the prices of industrial products, and only those with a sharp eye can tell the difference. But it is in the nature of art that novelties can be understood only by few. Most people cannot digest art until it has been chewn thru a dozen times.

Diane Wright said...

Boy, I'm glad you're back! And, you have pretty much erased my desire for a website...even though I think you did a wonderful job. Yikes...the work, the anxiety, the time, the angst....

Jean Baardsen said...

I'm new to your blog. Your work is beautiful! I read this post and then went to your website. As a newbie, I don't know anything about your work, but I had just picked up the fact - from you blog - that you print scarves. At your website, I didn't see any mention of scarves. Looking in the galleries, I didn't know if any of the work was meant to be a scarf. Also, anything that had been sold no longer had the size on it - something I was curious about. Aside from the information that some pieces had been sold, I saw nothing to indicate that you sell your work. Or for what kind of prices. Or where you sell it. Or how you sell it. I didn't see this information on your blog, either. I did see your "contact," but, personally, I would have wandered right back out again since none of my questions were answered at your website. My point in writing this is to give you a "first impression" from someone who doesn't already know you and your work. I hope I haven't offended, and I totally understand about "website hell"! Blogs are much more fun.

FunkyC said...

Welcome back from website hell! I know that world.

I love the way you 'un-blah-ed' the blue scarf...so much more depth. It wouldn't happen to be for sale?

Jeanette said...

I love the end product of your blue scarf. The discharge version of your first one on the blog, the rusty-red one is my favorite, although you plan a third level of something or the other I like it just as it is.

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