Saturday, May 23, 2009

taking time

Thinking things through is an art that I have gotten out of touch with, if I ever had a grasp on it at all. Instead of more whining about needing a new, better digital camera, I am taking the time to sit with my A95 and, one by one, go through all it's functions, features and adjustments to find out what I've been missing. Lots, it seems. Of course the first thing I did when I got the camera was pitch the instruction manual in the "read someday" pile. Every gadget comes with a Quick Start one sheet that was enough to get me going. All these years later, it's like having a new camera! I started making templates for my batik experiment using sheets of craft foam. It's flexible, waterproof, cuts like butter but I wonder how it's going to like hot soy wax? Maybe I should test a piece before I waste any more time cutting out paper weirdies.

5 comments:

Leslie said...

I love your paper weirdies,so, if not for use for the batik project, maybe as stencils for a different type of project?

There are way kewl, anyway..

tiedyejudy said...

I know from Melly's class that foam brushes can be used, so the sticky back foam might work too. So the big question is: will you mount it on wood or plexiglass? Use it as a stencil? That might not be too bad, since it has sticky stuff on the back and enough depth to let you apply the wax inside... hmm! I may have to try that! Can't wait to see how you do it!

Judy Martin said...

deb, I'm so glad to visit your blog and see all this stuff re: wax and stencils and dye. Very exciting and inspiring.

Phyllis said...

What great designs and it looks like fun creating them.

I have to admit, I did the same thing with my camera when I got it and now I am feeling I need to go through the lengthy manual and really try to understand just what it is that I am holding in my hand!

jude said...

watching