I wanted to use one of the new indigo textiles for a cover on my next journal only the design needed to be scaled down so from a photograph I printed it onto cotton fabric and paper to use instead. So now I still have the fabric to use on a sewing project.
If you dont know how to print on fabric, it's as simple as ironing your cotton muslin onto freezer paper and then running that through your inkjet printer. I love seeing my images on fabric and have covered several journals this way.
At first I thought the journal was a flop (you can't see how wonky the back cover is) but now I like that it is very imperfect. Perfect things lack soul. Imperfect things are a better reflection of who I am.
Our Christmas camellia is blooming away for the first time in 3 years. It definitely cheers me.
And if you're my Facebook friend you know that my friends and I gathered for Tara Ross' puppet workshop at my house right after Thanksgiving. Thank you Tara for your excellent class and thank you too to DecoArt for supplying the paint for us to use. The paint is gorgeous and we had so much fun!
My 2nd cataract surgery has been completed now and I'm in shock at how clear and bright the world is. I'm making all kinds of plans for the coming year; I feel a new lease on life.
I'm dreaming of travel now and more teaching and another online class. Probably the online class won't be until early summer though as I have lots going on. What shall I teach? I'm ping-ponging around between Sculpy Dolls and Printmaking. Well and Landscape Abstract Painting. Ha ha. I just love making videos and putting lesson plans together. It's so much work but it makes me feel good, knowing that we can share without the barriers of time and space.
Well, I'm moving pretty slowly this month but do plan to do some painting to share with you. Enjoy the season and I'll see you on the internets.