Monday, November 23, 2020

a working studio. finally.

 There is a real possibility that I will be joining the ranks of the unemployed in the near future. Having more time for family, writing and art make that idea more appealing as the days pass. 

This will be the next piece I mount to a canvas.  Last night I shopped online for canvases and other supplies I'll need. Powers, Stay My Hand! I almost bought a set of acrylic paints! 
All these not-quite-finished pieces are finally going to get going to market and I don't have time to dick around with paint just yet.

The next chance I get, I'm going to Goodwill to see what kind of couch art they have on hand. I can gesso over anything if the structure and surface are worthy.

I'm running out of a few thread colors so Necessity remains the Mother of Invention. I've come up with a scheme for the Winter Indoor edition of Dirty Threads

You've heard of bathtub gin, right? 

The batches will be a lot smaller, but I won't be at the whim of the weather. I still have to figure out how to ship greywater outside to a dry well rather than run it all through my septic tank. This should be interesting.


Liz A said...

sounds like you're about to draw the best bath ever!

CJ said...

"dick around" I always say that. Great idea on upcycling couch art. I need a junk store run. Having fun with my threads and pieces. They're so beautiful!

Joanne S said...

Before you buy that acrylic paint- buy a few small cheap JoAnn's craft paint bottles. thick or thin the paint adheres well to cloth and washes up soft. I have painted fabric for year and years. As dye particles could kill me. Well, my lungs. Watered down you get a soft wash look but less water- more color. And if it's wall art and not wearable- you'll like the structure the paint gives the cloth and then when you add machine stitch- HEAVEN!!!

I'm all for retirement. You've worked and paid taxes so I am guessing Social Security and Medicare will be coming your way? I love having both. We could actually speak on the phone regarding the paint on cloth thing if you want.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

am here,

Nancy said...

Such lovelies to be busy with! Retirement. Good.