Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Well, here's a desperately uninteresting approach to the Inching Artists Challenge for this week, the theme of which was Rust. Not having got around to doing any rust dyeing (though it's on my list) I really couldn't think of what I wanted to do. All I know is that all week, I've had Neil Young songs stuck in my head (My, my, hey, hey in particular - there's a line "it's better to burn out, than it is to rust" and for some reason, that's ALL I could think of when I thought of rust. So, in the end, I took an image of the album cover Live Rust and imposed the lyrics on top, printed it on sort of rust coloured fabric, and stuck it on some vilene - I'll edge it later. Boring, but whatever. Maybe a series of classic album covers, LOL?
And here's the colour wheel I dyed yesterday, all nicely ironed and laid out - a good selection of plums & pinks, I think.
Also did some piecing today - here are two African blocks - I don't think the one on the right works so well, but I didn't have enough of the fabric I used in the centre of the left block. The left one will be going to Karol Ann; I'll keep the right one. Also worked on some of these attic windows blocks with shoes in the centre - didn't do them all today, but as I just stuck them in a stack when done, I kind of lost track of which were today's blocks, so here's a pic of all the ones I have done. This will be a birthday present for a friend who turns 40 next year. Lots of those coming up, actually. Including mine (but not until NEXT year, I hasten to add).
Lots of stuff to post tomorrow, so if you are waiting for something from me, who knows, it might actually be on the way after tomorrow - hopefully, there will be just long enough break in the strike for some stuff to get to where it is going - another week of varied industrial action starts Monday. Grr. Ruth tells me that in South Africa, when they strike, they stand in the street and sing songs. If that were true here, at least we'd have some entertainment!