Monday, March 26, 2012

it's hard to know what to tackle first...

Today there was some planting going on. It felt so good to get some color in those pots.



Some tin can reveals...

the copper pipe bundles need more time

a figure all ready for stitching

just look at that face...

rose leaves, silk, around a tin can

the back
And still working on samples in Karen Ruane's class...

this bird was not planned...he just made himself known.

22 comments:

saskia said...

yes colour, spring has arrived here too!
and those can cloths, gorgeous and what a cute bird he is

karen said...

I love the surfaces you are creating with the dye....

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

great that you can get color going. we're having a cold spell of a sort - was only 27 this morning with wind chill. considering it was 87 last week! really getting some nice eco-color...plot away as usual. you'll have to get a happy face stitched but as you said, ready for stitching.

Penny Berens said...

It's snowing here! No gardening centres open yet. I am loving what you are able to do with a tin can in the mix.

Els said...

Ahhh YES flowers, it's spring!
Love that figure (saw her even before I read it!)
I see a face in that other cloth too ....

liniecat said...

Your little figure is so cute!
And I can see a long equine like central nose in the rose tinted 2nd pic.......with almost eye like shapes either side at the tupper end. Maybe nasal openings at the bottom too...........they are smashing colourways those two.
Celamdines, dandilions and daffodils abound here.....its so refreshing to see such colour.

Rayna said...

I have to admit it took me a minute to see the face in your cloth, but then it appeared! Aren't those little gifts just wonderful?

Our spring is so early that we have been warned to stay away from the garden centers because we could still (theoretically) have a frost. So, no planting - but my daylilies are all coming up. Sigh...

deb said...

Love the figure that appeared, and the dear little bird.

Jeannie said...

I have flower envy. I am so tempted to plant, but I have learned to wait or face the fact that I will have to replace frozen stumps of slime. LOL! So, I will plant vicariously with you. Your eco dyed cloth is gorgeous. The figure reminds me of Kokopelli!http://www.indigenouspeople.net/kokopelli.htm
I also see little birds in the other cloth. Have a fun time digging in the dirt.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, I swear the dye particles must literally dance for you! Even your copper pipes look like art already. Just amazing results, I see the figure (and agree with Jeannie up there) and I see a face with a definite nose on the back of the rose piece, like a buddha, maybe. I love that things appear for you! So cool.

handstories said...

deanna, these are brilliant- just amazing what you are able to do. that rose leaf piece is gorgeous. what a gift. how long have you been dying fabric?

Pat said...

The bundles look so exciting. Enjoy the garden, I love this time before the weeds get the upper hand.

MosaicMagpie said...

I see a face in the rose leaves and silk. Love these images and it makes me want to do a little natural dyeing myself. I love how the bird made himself known. Good post.
Deb

Rachel said...

It's always intriguing to find ideas and characters seeming to coalesce out of nowhere, isn't it!

Tammy said...

Deanna, I honestly don't know how you have the time to come over to my blog and post every time. I came here to see what you've been up too and I am just amazed at all that you do. Such variety and so many things that I just so love!!!! I especially was drawn to that piece of green silk? that you dyed around the can.. and the cameo on the dyed fabric and the stitching onto cheesecloth ... those well .. everything is fabulous.And your beaded collar .. stunning!!! I just had to tell you how much I've missed seeing all that you do .. i'll be back!!! Goodness and light to you!!!

Anita said...

Cute bird! I like your dyeing process,I should try some.I've dyed only with coffee and tea.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see the various things you are up too! the fabrics look interesting and gorgeous too.

Nancy said...

I love how you get such amazing results. I have to admit, I'm usually not so great at seeing 'things' in the patterns, but I did see your figure/face once you mentioned it. And I saw liniecat's horse too. But what I saw in that one was a good set of lungs, X-ray style!
The little birds is so sweet.
We're cloudy here today, but I'm sure it will pass pretty quickly through the week :)

Notjustnat said...

You get value for money on your tin can! The color you got from it, is gorgeous. Nice spring garden coming along there - Enjoy Nat

kaiteM said...

such a sweet bird that walked by

blandina (aracne) said...

Oh those bundles, I just can not imagine how you can resist opening them!

underatopazsky said...

The results of your dyeing are wonderful - such fabulous colours and patterns.

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