Friday, August 15, 2014

paint and a little predictability

I have been working with my fabric paints towards more predictable results. I am not completely against surprises but there's no going back with this once it's on there. I have been diluting the paints and applying much like watercolors with layer over layer of color. I have given up the iron and just let the paint do it's thing and air dry. I am starting to feel pretty confident in predicting how far the paint might wander and working around or with that. This is just my little test cloth but I kind of like it.




















I am stitching on some of the paintings. I didn't stitch much at all over the summer and it feels good to get back to the rhythm of it. It's very calming - my meditation.


















My boys are back to school. One on to middle school with different school and different schedule. We are still getting used to all the changes but all in all things are going smoothly. A look and listen outside at all the life buzzing around day and night it's easy to see and hear that summer really isn't over.

My goal is a once a week post here - until I have all the rhythm of our days worked out. Thanks to all who are still listening.

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  1. Welcome back! Figuring out how far the paint will spread is definitely the hard part for me. I added some thickener to try to control it better. Sometimes it worked and sometimes a little stain spread despite my best efforts. Your firefly is wonderful! Perfect.

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    1. I always paint onto completely dry fabric for the most control. If the fabric is even a little bit damp from laying down a previous color it is much more likely to bleed - sometimes in unexpected ways.

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  2. such beautiful work, love your sense of line and colour

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    1. I am wanting to outline everything lately. Trying to simplify things down to only the lines that are needed to really get a sense of what it is.

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  3. Still listening ....and enjoying!

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  4. adore the fly and those very fine leaves, ah well I'm a sucker for the tiny things in life

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