Saturday, March 20, 2010

Today I spent some time dyeing fabrics. I love the different shades of blue greens and aquas the laces turned out. It's amazing how each little piece of lace took on it's own color, even though they were all dipped in the same dye. It reminded my of my sisters, from the same mom and dad but all so different. What inspired me to dye these pieces, is I 'm taking a class with Ruth Rae. I can't wait to meet her. Her work is so beautiful. For once I'm trying to get ahead of the game and not be scrambling for my supplies at the last minute. Maybe I'll actually be prepared early. That would be lovely!!!!!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Fun weekend

My friend Kecia came over this past weekend. We had a such great time. Every so often she and I have art escape weekends. This time it was at my I did it a little different. Usually we decide on a project, bring our own supplies, and then just go for it. We help eachother, share ideas, and so on. I planned for us to make large artful tote bags. The great big bag to lug around supplies. She had just gotten back from an event in Cali, so she was exhausted and just wasen't up for digging through her stash, so I made a little kit for each of us. The same vintage fabrics, some new ones also, vintage buttons and little bits and pieces. I think it worked out really great. Our bags are similar but still alittle different, even with the same stuff. I think we realized it was more fun having a little surprise of someone elses cool stuff to play with. I think this will be the new plan in the future. Here's my bag. I hope you like it.

This is the back of the bag