May 16, 2017

This was the most fun thing I think I've ever done in a long time. In my box of practice gourds was this large bottle gourd.  I covered her in purple ink which oddly enough doesn't need to be heat set.  The orange spirals were done with oil paint sticks.  I then covere...

May 3, 2017

 I'm very process oriented which might be another term for stubborn, but I'm not sure.  If you tell me the stove is hot, I'm compelled to touch it simply to find out for myself.  Nothing against you or your experiences, but I won't know until I experience it.  Today, I...

May 1, 2017

Yesterday was a busy day.  I set some fabric to dyeing while I worked on this gourd piece.  I try not to get attached to the results because these are "practice gourds".  For color, I use dye-na-flow which is a textile paint and well, I am a textile artist.   Even on t...

April 29, 2017

For my birthday this year, my stepmother gifted me a box of practice gourds from Welburn gourd farm.  http://www.welburngourdfarm.com/  I was expecting a small box of broken pieces.  I was surprised when UPS dropped off a 3 foot box full of practice gourds. There are 2...

April 24, 2017

I've been spending more time drawing and did this last Saturday.  This was my third attempt to capture mustard greens growing in the vegetable bed. I added the color and details later in the evening.

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