9.20.2005

Bad Timing


Why is it that the creative impulse strikes at the most inappropriate moments? While packing for the show this coming weekend I was sorting pieces of hand dyed cotton and came across this one that was just begging to be worked on further. I laid them out on the picnic table and spent some time drawing on them with dishwasher gel from a hair coloring bottle (Where could that have come from?). Fifteen minutes later I snatched them up and popped them into the laundry with my husbands jeans - hot wash and rinse to shrink them the way he likes. Now I have to set them aside until I have the time to design something with them.

6 comments:

Valeri said...

This looks really interesting and the bleaching effect is superb. Be interesting to see where you take it.

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Oooh very cool! I like!

gabrielle said...

Deborah...love this piece...can't you just do more surface design and then quilt it....don't you dare cut it up!

kay susan said...

I see buildings, lighted windows, lights reflected in the water of a wet night after a downpour, or is it a starry night reflected in the foreground river?

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lizzieb said...

Glad you took the time to do what you had to do! This is a wonderful start and can't wait to see what you do with it.

You are really on a roll...all those little pieces...you seem to be making a lot of progression...love your little people!

Olenka said...

Recently read about using gel-bleach for discharge dying effects and bought some. Seeing your piece is very inspiring. Will have to jump right in and try it! Thank you! It's wonderful.