Experimenting with dye on fabric sometimes goes very ugly. But here I salvaged a small piece that like for its repetition, scale, and movement. It allows the white negative space to feature and be a floating background for dancing colour. Unfortunately the whole piece – a silk scarf – turned out rather ugly because too much colour overloaded and unbalanced the whole effect. Ah, my learning curve continues.
Needing some downtown time to beat Dungog’s heat, a bundle of hand painted cards emerged from my hands. These three are a sample of the 20 cards I made today. Landscape abstraction is something I feel to be special as it comes from within me, as a result of the natural landscape surrounds where I live. I welcome your thoughts – how do these images affect you?
Botanical printing, I find, has a tendency to produce unpredictable imagery which sometimes needs something extra. In this instance I added colour, carefully placing it to enhance the natural earthy botanical tones with colours of the sky recently seen during our summer storms. This scarf is a beauty.
Always contemplating the landscape where I live, this image emerged from my fingers onto my iPad. Time has been filled creating paper pods, felt brooches, and dyeing silk in glorious summery colours. More about this soon.