Here are the results from the recent dye day at Artistic Artifacts. I’m pleased with the color and the variety of textures. Can’t wait to try another batch.
A couple of times a year Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA holds a Dye Day Class. It’s 3 hours of fun. For a small fee for the class, Judy provides a great space to work, the dye and chemicals AND she mixes the dye for you. I highly recommend it. Her shop is special too, and she carries a wide selection of gorgeous wooden printing blocks that are also available online. I’m not affiliated with the shop in any way other than to be a big fan of Judy and Sharon who run the place with heart.
For now, the dyed fabric is percolating in the warm sun for a day or two. I’ll show you the results when it’s all done.
John Mors and I have each created an art piece based on “Alice In
Wonderland” in response to a CHOPPED style challenge that we gave to ourselves.
CHOPPED is a great show on The Food Network where chefs are given three to
five of the same ingredients and are expected to feature them in a meal.
Our same ‘ingredients’ were an odd shaped cigar box, a wine box, a vintage
photo that reminded us of Alice and a small rabbit.
We present our chopped meal to whet your appetite for our show at Glenview
Mansion Gallery in November of 2016.
I’m not telling you which is mine and which is John’s. I’m leaving that for
you to guess. If you know our work, it’s probably not too hard. Let me
know in the comments what you’ve decided.