Monday, March 22, 2010

Get Out of Town

Travel to the next county, the next state, the next continent. Experience something different for a change. View a different landscape, a bigger skyscape. Meet people who talk differently from you, who look different, who are different.

Ahhhh! Italy!
Come sta?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oh When Those Saints go Marching In

Week 6 - SuperBowl Party
Just a tad late, don't cha think...
But don't much care either.

Till next time!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Voices Contemporary Lectures

If you live in Portland, run, don't walk and sign up for next
season's Voices lecture series. It is money well spent.

My week 5 highlight was having the opportunity to hear
Dee Dee Myers speak. At age 31, she was President
Clinton's Press Secretary and served in this position for
2 years. She most recently wrote a book by the title
Why Women Should Rule the World. It is not a male
basher but rather discusses the gifts women bring to
the table in business or politics or life.  Myers also
encourages women to give consideration to the voice
they use when speaking of their own achievements

As a side, she graduated from Santa Clara University,
which is where my girlie goes to school.

Totally loved Week 5.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Wabi Sabi Eye Candy

I needed some industrial cloth for a project I am working on.
As I mentioned, I had a pile of fabrics that really were bad dye jobs. I also had a bottle of Jacquard's Discharge Paste. This cloth is the result.

These are made using a three layer
process. For the bottom layer, I
placed some type of texture: drawer
material, bubble wrap, just whatever. 
Then the "bad dye job" cloth. The
top layer is a household screen. it
provides some additional
texture and adds the feature of holding
the cloth in place.Using a sponge roller,
I applied the paste. The biggest trick is
learning how heavy a hand to use. 
Too much and all the color is removed.
Too little and you don't alter the cloth
much. It's all in the wrist.
Some cloth was not as successful. To
these, I will add some additional texture
with thickened dye and then remove
some more. The final layer will be 
and Layers. PS has really helped me
They are even better up close and
personal. The colors are much richer.
They are delicious!