Friday, February 17, 2006
I had a visit from Heather and Helen today, and, surprise surprise, we ended up in my cloth studio. As the room is in the attic, it is long and thin, fine for one, somewhat plump, woman, but a bit challenging for three. So I ended up lifting a pile of handdyed cloth, and we went through it to see what there was. It's amazing how quickly you forget about the cloth you have, even though it is piled up on the shelf in plain view. So we oohed, and aahed, and chose a piece to split between us. The intention is that we each make a piece for our first joint exhibition, which will be held in August this year. Our styles are very different, so it will be interesting to see what they all look like.
Of course, patting fabric is fun. Looking at finished work is good, too, and we did some of that today.The piece pictured here is an encaustic painting, made last weekend. Encaustic work is great fun, and, given that our central heating boiler broke down over the weekend, it heats the parts that other art activities know nothing about! Not a summer activity...unless you really love the heat.