Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh help me.....it's MONDAY!

I just realized that Lent is not too far off and that scared the you-know-what out of me, because the church banners (previously rambled about here) need to be hanging by Lent!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! So Anne is thrusting herself into crunch-time work mode and that is, for the most part what I will be occupied with.The following pics are of the tidbits to make said banners; twelve yards of hand dyed linen---oh yes, that about killed me, and then the beads, trim, etc. that go ON the twelve yards of hand dyed linen. (the sedatives I will require are NOT pictured below) The second photo seems to be a more accurate representation of the color of the fabric. It is actually very saturated and textured with the use of several dyes and the bundling I did before the dye bath.

That is the bad news. The GOOD news is I have corrupted my fellow artist and friend, Bernadette, to start a blog and she has loaded pictures of her exquisite work! There will be art every day there, as opposed to my occasional art inspired post and mostly rambling....... <:( Go to Artifacts and check out the wonderful things she creates! That will, no doubt, be a blog you will want to follow. All I can say is her home has the colors of Frida Kahlo's!!!
That's it for now kiddies---off to the salt mines, or the sewing tables. I'm pretty sure they are one and the same!


Jan said...

That fabric is gorgeous, so royal and sumptuous looking. I will be eager to see what you create from these "ingredients".

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yeah...me too!

bernadette ostrozovich said...

oooh! these already look dreamy, beautiful mysterious nightime sky quality to the variations in color. will love to see the finished pieces. hey, no pressure! what are the yummy little pastel looking sticks?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Those are tubes of beads, which hopefully will find a place on the banners. I usually end up buying a bit more than I actually use, but having it here (out in the country) and not using it is much better than NEEDING it and having to run all the way down to Kokomo.
After a quick trip into Peru today I will be back at it and hopefully, by the end of the work session, have something to post photowise!
The color is lush and just will NOT photograph properly. I have great troubles with purples and blues and the digital. Always have to go in to my photo program and adjust, and it still isn't quite right....sorta like me! HA!

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