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.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Floating Along

"That bit between Christmas and New Year where you don't know what day it is, who you are, or what you're supposed to be doing."
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I love this time of year. It is kind of "floaty". Yes, technically the days in between aren't holidays, but the two celebrations are so close together it seems silly to do anything really serious with them. Even when I worked retail it had that sort of feel. The Christmas rush was over but there were still too many customers in the store to start getting ready to take inventory. In the way back machine, when my kids were at home we would use this time for movies and other things that there wasn't any time for during the school year. We just kind of floated along. I have been taking walks and puttering in the studio. Puttering differs from actual working in that it is perfectly acceptable to pick up one thing, mess with it for awhile and then move on to either a snack, a nap, or another project. There has been some half-hearted cleaning going on. Yesterday I decided to haul out various scrap piles and start sorting by light, medium, and dark for a planned landscape. I got distracted by the abstract patterns in the prints and had to take a few pictures.

Willow Herb with rusted nails.

Filbert leaf and rusted nails.

As to what plants, your guess is as good as mine, but I loved the watercolor effect!

Iron blanket, the oval shape is Japanese Butterbur.

The green is knapweed, the purply leaves are probably blackberry. This is one of those pieces of fabric I just take out and look at periodically, I don't think I will ever be able to cut it up and make anything out of it.

Today I went to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.  They also had one about Mount St. Helens blowing its cork in 1980 and a lovely textile display. My husband has been playing with his Christmas present, The Instant Pot (at our house he gets the kitchen gifts and I get stuff from Home Depot-it all works out). We had some very tasty chicken last night and this evening he is making some sort of ham and bean concoction with the leftover Christmas ham.

Have a Happy New Year!

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