Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm still Rusting...

This rust pieces was wrapped up around a big wine jug with some steel wool. I love how it turned out!

This one is on fabric that had a crackle print already

This is rusted onto a piece of batting, heavily rusted and textured.

This past weekend I tried low water immersion dyeing on plain fabric and cheesecloth. I think my dye solution was too weak because the colors are pale...
BUT, the three rust pieces I overdyed turned out very cool, I will try this again.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rusty Turtle on etsy

I've done more rust dyeing, and will be offering some of the rusty pieces of fabric in my new etsy shop, Rusty Turtle

I have more piece I will be listing later, these are to start...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Out my car window

Driving to work this morning there was a gorgeous sunrise, so I grabbed my camera. I drive back roads with very little traffic and in the past have tried to pull over and get decent shots along the way. Today, when there were no other cars in site, I rolled down the front windows and would stop and click.

I did the same coming home this afternoon.
This is my favorite hill scene, close to my house.

Isn't this mirror pic cool, that was a happy accident!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I Love the Sea!

I finished the mermaid I have been working on for the SunRose gallery in Seaside Oregon. Cathy and Ray own this beautiful mosaic gallery and they like my mermaids. They are also just wonderful people, so if you are in that area, please stop by and see them.
I even have more fabric rusting on the back porch, yay!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rust Dyeing and my Nephews

First is the picture of my fabulous nephews from left Max, Tattoo and Sam. They are the sunshine of my life and we had a wonderful July 4th weekend!!

After procrastinating for many months, I finally added some fabric to the rusty pieces on my back porch. My brother David gets me some great rusty pieces and the last haul included five big rusty discs. I also have the big piece he got me last summer with holes. I added a piece of off- white flannel to it and stacked layers of muslin and some silky fabric in between the discs. I left them in the weather and rain for three days and got some fabulous pieces. I just washed more muslin and will be doing this again.