Notions-Drye Goods Studio Diary

Thanks for checking in. I am a fiber artist. My current emphasis is on eco printing and other wildcraft with a touch of up-cycling thrown in. You can also catch up with me on Facebook at Drye Goods Studio.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Where did June go?

When I go to art fairs that are far afield I like to try to see what is at the museums in the area. On the way to the Edmond's Arts Festival I went to the Mood Indigo show at the Asian Arts Museum in Seattle. I spotted this sleepy little family on my way back to my car.

I stayed with a friend in Portland to do Lake Oswego Art in the Park. Every time she left the house her cat tried to convince me he was hungry. Notice the curling of the tail around my toes-Bo is a shameless flirt.

I won Honorable Mention at Lake Oswego! Both shows were really good, well run and lots of great customers!

But now I am home and in my studio, I love traveling, but working in the studio is best. There were so many things waiting in the garden it was hard to figure out what to use first.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Blue Monday

After a busy weekend (some of it good busy, some of it the bad type) not to mention that catastrophe in Florida, I was out of sorts today while trying to get normal stuff done around the house and get ready to leave for the Edmonds Arts Festival. I got the suitcases packed; heaven only knows what is in them-it is probably worth stopping by the show just to see if I am wearing pajamas out in public. Then I decided maybe what was needed was to go out for a bit. I hit the post office, the bank, the drug store and was about to go to the grocery store when the phone rang. It was my friend Juaquetta, who owns Garden Party Fibers and she said " I was going to call you earlier, but I wasn't sure this was going to work, its old dye, but it is and I wondered if you wanted to come see it-I mean come see the indigo happen!?!!" Not an exact quote but if you read it really fast and out of breath you will get the idea. Who needs groceries?

The fiber goes in white

It looks all swampy and green

Expose it to air and the magic starts to happen! From green to blue!

Woo-hoo Blue!

It lays out in the shade to dry

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday Night

" It is so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show happiness. We learn so little from peace."
Chuck Palahniuk

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Spring Eco Prints

Looking back on this blog, I see that it has been a while since I posted pictures of botanical prints. So since this is a blog about eco printing, here you go:
Asian Maple
Black locust, eucalyptus and rusted nails
Maple and knapweed

I will be at Art Fest in Coeur d'Alene Park in Browne's Addition, Spokane this weekend, June 3rd, 4th and 5th-Booth number lucky R13.