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I am a Canadian artist in Calgary, Alberta, working primarily with textiles. I'm curious, eccentric and just a little opinionated. Surrealist in thought, Fauvist at heart, this is my almost daily art journal, eccentric and eclectic, explorative and absurd.

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Friday
May032013

First of the local ecoprints cookin'

 I was jogged by a memory of brilliant green on silk when i walked past the cottonwoods this morning with the DogFaced Girl. They're all abud with the most gorgeous tufts of burgundy and won't last long, so i thought i'd better take advantage.

Last years results, respectively on silk with iron and silk with no iron:

My bag of goodies:

A bit of hollyhock and rover bell leaves in there as well--they're up, they're growing, there's craploads so i'm gonna use some!

I'll have to get some closer close-ups of these because they are so beautiful on their own!

(My fingers looked as though i had stuck them in the ahem, scooping procedure necessary while walking a dog--the sap is quite sticky and dirty..)

And i thought to wash all the old FAILS from the beginning of all these ecoprint and natural dye experiments--always check to see there isn't a pink procion piece accidentally scooped in.....

Reader Comments (4)

Love those green silks! Any plans for them?
May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPia
They are pretty aren't they? Gone to a good home last year though :)
May 4, 2013 | Registered Commenterarlee
Looks good enough to eat
May 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkarin millson
Hi ... just dropped by to see your new place ... things are hopping I see ! Happy spring !
May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharron

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