every last ounce of goodness


I've been dying fabric for the quilt lately. I've been dying fabric for years. It got me thinking: The only stage I don't like is towards the end when the residue dye - as it's no longer active - has to be poured away. Why? it's mostly water. But something inside me winces, it's beautifully … Continue reading every last ounce of goodness

resistance to drawing


Funny how some fragments of life become lodged in that part of the memory that keeps rolling back round to the front. This was part of the conversation in my interview for art school 2 years ago... Me: I'd really like to learn to draw Tutor: Huh? Me: Yeh, I can't draw, y'know like real … Continue reading resistance to drawing

a day in a page, part 3


Here's kinda where we left off earlier, the coffee has soaked in and the general consistency of the page is still damp and squodgy. Time for paint! Inner Kid is impatient with all this waiting, drying, waiting, so we press on: Paint and drippy ink. And more purple again! More splatter! More messy! More!!! In … Continue reading a day in a page, part 3

A day in a page, part 2 of part 2


Remember the fantastic ink squirting device from earlier today? Well here it returns but with even more ridiculous proportions. We needed red instead of yellow, which meant draining the yellow out of the squirty-bit. Never wanting to waste color, we released the residue onto tomorrow's page. Tomorrow's page was temporary resting place for the palette … Continue reading A day in a page, part 2 of part 2