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Artistic Funk

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I am going through one of those artistic withdrawal times. I have found it difficult to have a block of time when I could get into the studio and start another major series that I have in my mind. I have had little spurts. I diyed a large piece of cotton black — well, it was supposed to be black! It is more blueish than I planned. I thought I used  enough dye to get a good black, but I didn’t. I think it will work nicely for what I have in mind. My friend, Bonnie Bucknam of Handwerk Textiles, brought me two yards of a nice black cotton sateen today. So, I have some good raw materials for my discharge project that I want to do. That is a start!!

I had a busy week-end. Mr C and I did some cleaning, and I cooked up two different soups to serve at the Columbia Fiberarts Guild board meeting/luncheon. I am no longer president, but hosted the meeting of the retiring and new boards. I made a lentil soup in the slow cooker and a curried carrot ginger soup. They were both delicious.

I thought I would show the crow piece mounted on the 6 X6 inch canvas which I painted black. I used the leftover paint to do some circle monoprints. I used a piece for the fiber sketch, titled Chain Reaction.

You can also see my messy work table, another reason I am in an artistic funk. I just don’t have the energy to clean up so that I can start over.

I am very excited. Mr C and I just made a commitment to travel to Japan next April — this has been a dream of mine for a long time. He has traveled there many times and so we are both excited to go together this time.