Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Callistemon on silk

Lower fabric is the same bush as the wool one,
the top one is a different bottlebrush and the pink is much paler and a bit orangy ...
I just want to thank you all for your messages, will get back to you.......

Callistemon on wool

my favourite bottlebrush, well, you see the result:

by the way, the rose leaves come throught light green, most washed out this time but green is still there

Friday, November 21, 2008

My weekend comming up

I am going to Echuca tomorrow, for a two day watercolour (Aquarelle) workshop with the master: Joseph Zbukvic

check out his paintings on:

all's booked, just have to pack, since I did not know the workshop was on until today, friday...
well.......... I'll be in a dizzzzzzzzzz.........
I just have to make sure I have all the paint on the way home (just as well I pass an artist supply shop) after work, all else I should have available at home, hotel has been booked too

Clothes, I will not worry about them, just fill a bag
Only hope is that it will not be raining, will keep you posted ...............

this is Echuca's river the Murray
and the Emmylou Paddle steamer

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finished silk blouse

well, it's done
PS: did not end up using tea dyed pocket,
it just did not match

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

first time I tried this method

From Indias book, page 128 her own method:

pick up the sun dried leaves (or fresh) from the ground
boil, then simmer for 45 minutes

use liquid in metal pot
keep gently under simmer for 45 minutes
let cool in liquid

eh voila:
as they say, the colour looks better in reality

The second piece is a using a second time dye from the pinkish jumper. Its the one below (Mo, Oct 13th), the lovely colour achieved just does not show

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Next installment

a few pockets got sewn on ....
do you see the tea dyed one
one top right ?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Searching for a way to show the students, maybe this works:

Work in progress:
I work in class on this, trying to get students interested,
They think I am different....
They've seen nothing yet!