Sunday, March 12, 2006
The Profits Of Idleness
are not always what you would expect them to be. This picture here, for instance, is an example of the kind of thing that happens when you forget to clean up after a dye session. Well, okay, perhaps forget is too euphemistic...just plain ignore the cleaning up, is closer to the truth! It doesn't happen every time (guess how I know!), but just this once, I looked in the bottom of the bucket, and here was this beautiful pattern. I have taken photographs like this before, of ice on the windscreen...but this is like coloured ice. The textures are fascinating, and I'm hoping to use the photo as the basis of some photoshop work. I want to work with some of the details, perhaps to make printing blocks, something to work with on a long term basis.
The downside to this idleness, of course, is that you do have to clean up before you can dye again... and now that that is done, I'm going to dye tomorrow, some browns, I think, and perhaps some orange. And do some gocco printing, though that may be done later in the week.