Another glorious day here in New England!  Another day for outdoor fun!  Yesterday I was joined by a good friend, Hema, a fellow BMQG member, and her little boy, Kavin, who had almost as much fun as we did.  I think I’ve started another obsession for her, so now we’ll both be obsessed with sun printing. Mostly, we used Solar Fast.  And mostly Kaven played with cars and trains.

Kaven helps Bill put new batteries in Thomas the Train.
Hema hanging up our prints to dry.

 These are my prints, although we don’t really know who did which of the grass prints (the first one).  Check out Hema’s blog [ ] to see her prints.

6.20 SF3
Tall Grasses
6.20 SF3 web
I don’t know the name of these weeds in my yard.
6020. SF 3 web
Some raspberry leaves and another unknown plant.
6.20 SF.4 web
Solar Fast shibori.
Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

One thought on “A Fun Playdate with Hema

  1. This was just awesome Janis! me and Kavin had so much fun. I love how the Shibori turned out. Can’t wait to see what you make with these beautiful sun prints. I am still looking for inspiration to turn them into mini quilts :).


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