Just a few days to go before the wedding …Chuppah Day is May 6!
The Bride is making up little Loot Bags to greet the wedding guests, with fun contributions from sundry friends and family.
For the cause, I am donating my stock of stitched and eco printed greeting cards…about six dozen. This is still the year of stash busting! The cards were fun to make, especially with eco printed watercolour paper, cut to fit a greeting card window. The stitched cards have always been a favourite way to limber up in the studio…no planned designs, just playing with colours and textures using fragments left from finished works to make tiny artwork – see a selection below:
The eco prints below were made Fall 2011:
Fig leaf print
Before leaving for NYC, I had to cut back my indoor fig:
What to do with the fig cuttings? Why, layer them over silk velvet and silk noil them with fermenting (three months) eucalyptus:
On silk velvet:
On silk noil:
The euc gives up its colour right away:
The two were bundled, wrapped in plastic and left outside in a wee portablevgreenhouse to solar dye until I get back. We will see if steaming or immersion dyeing will be needed to develop the colours.
Until next time