Wrapping up the week here and making progress at wrapping up my outdoor studio work.  I culled through all the eco prints, pulling out everything I want to overprint, as well as some new fabric and mordanted everything.  Since most of it is cotton and linen, that took some doing with the soymilk process but it’s finally done!

I’m pretty pleased with these last batches of silk.  I’ve come a long way since my first efforts last year about this time. There is still a lot to learn, of course.

I find it so hard to let go of summer/early autumn and working outdoors but the chill is pushing me in. I can stop routinely making new prints now  and I’ve already begun to slow down and only make new prints as needed or when I need to just change up what I’m doing. It’s time to get into the sewing room and turn out some new textile art, which I have already begun to do. I have a four or five pieces in the works now and I’m wrapping up a couple of those too!

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As I sit here writing, this is what I see out the upper part of my window above the curtain and below the valance.  It struck me that one of the last pieces I’ve done is in a similar color scheme, so I poked out and took a shot to share with you!

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See you later!  Thanks for the visit! Linking up with Nina!

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.

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