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Its Raining, Its Pouring

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Yep, we had lots of rain in Portland, today. But I didn’t care. I have been making a mess in my studio and I produced another work using some of my art cloth from my summer classes. This one is titled Indigo Moons (what else).

I needed to make the piece a little larger than the dimensions of the art cloth that I started with. So I cut it and auditioned some fabric that would work in the insert as a background for more moons. Here are two that didn’t work for me. Clickable to see larger. The first one is the same fabric before the indigo treatment. The second is a piece of indigo cotton from my workshop.

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I decided that I needed more punch so I went with a more colorful fabric.


I like how the brighter colors are in the main piece in a very light value. This has a satin stitched edge.

I am so excited because I get to sleep in my own bed tonight. Mr C finished the painting. Now I am busy doing laundry and getting the guest areas ready for Mark and Jayme. They are down in the Sisters area camping with M & M and their parents. I think the rain stayed in the north so hopefully they have had a nice dry time. Everyone is coming back to Portland tomorrow. I have to plan a big family dinner for tomorrow night.

I just have to add that I love, love how the new paint looks in our bedroom. I need to get busy and get the new curtains made to finish it off. I am also looking for a new duvet cover to go with the new decor. I have one I bought at IKEA ages ago, and it looks pretty good.