I dyed this piece of cotton saxon blue but, not being familiar with this dye yet, I went too light on the amount of dye I used. So, I experimented a bit further cutting off two pieces of the fabric and dipping the first one in half vinegar and half ferrous sulfate; the second piece, I dipped in hot soda ash.  Pretty dramatic difference!

9.14.No.2.

It’s that time of year now when my outdoor work comes to an end.  I have only a few more chores to do before I prepare it to winter over.  So this morning I’ll take a look back to days when I had a special visitor!Robin10 Only a few weeks ago did I realize that one of the trees on the slope beside Lake Quannapowett was a pear tree.  The leaves actually did print with some coaxing.Pear Tree2.D.

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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