Monday, March 19, 2012
The last day of winter... and tomorrow we will have temperatures in the 80's.....
Today was beautiful...and I had a visit from a snake named Squiggles!!! He was captured by my dear little friend Justin, he is four years old and we had a great visit this morning in the Dawes studio. He contributed to my sketchbook with a lot of blue squiggles and Abby added the beautiful snake. They say be careful what you wish for...about five minutes after they left there was a knock at my door. There they were beaming with the joy of exploring the moist damp earth and finding a new friend. This was a very stinky little guy but that never seems to bother the little boys...we all had a good examination of Squiggles and went out together to release the young spirit back into some nice shade. In a wink..he quickly slithered away with a story to tell his snake friends about a little boy with a great imagination.
I continued working in my trees that are coming to life with soft beautiful greens. I am enjoying the depth of this impressionistic representation. Before I knew it the time had flown away and I needed to get to pick up another bolt of cotton. I also needed to have some special print work done...but I ran into some difficulty with the printing onto vellum. I ended up going to several locations and had no success...I think I will try to talk to some of the students upstairs and see if they would like a special opportunity to earn a little extra money???
I made a beautiful green today for a combination of direct application and immersion dye applications. The color is simply so soft and will be sensational when I add some direct dye painting with some drawings. Then I can add some textures with stencils...did I say how much FUN I am having even if I am working at a snail's pace. Have a great day tomorrow and I will be drinking green iced tea for sure ...if we hit the 80's here on the first day of Spring I will do a happy dance !!! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart