Friday, February 29, 2008

finally friday

At last it's Friday and I can anticipate spending some extended time in the studio over the next couple of days. I worked on the silk paper journal cover a bit last night, fusing the silk paper to some heavy weight pellon to give it a more regular shape, then free-motion stitching all over it. Of course, the white pellon against the bright silk paper looked horrible and I thought I needed to damp the colors down somewhat anyway, so I spritzed the whole thing with walnut ink.

I think that helps to blend the edges in a less obtrusive way and knock down the extreme color vibrance while at the same time giving me a substantial surface on which to do more embellishment. I'm going to study up on my Maggie Grey crusty surface techniques-- she's a genius.

I've been trading recipes with Sara who by all accounts is a wonderful cook. Her blog is a fun read.

Today is catblogging Friday (also Leap Day--happy birthday to anyone who only gets to celebrate every four years!) and I have to say I'm not happy with one or more of my kitties. This morning I found a formerly perfectly beautiful skein of Stef Francis spun silk which used to look like this:

lying in a draggled heap on the floor. Grrrr. I'm sure I can still use it, once I get it untangled, but still. It wasn't like I left it where the little furry darlings should be able to get at it, but cats will be cats.

Happy Friday, everyone.


Lesley said...

That journal cover is going to be very beautiful. Have a fun weekend :)


SaraLynn said...

Thank you for all the kind comments! I love the sound of the couscous salad and will post about it soon. i have a sick kiddo today so, I it may be a while before i get to do some serious blogging!
Have a great day!

Kate said...

Oooh, shiny! Can't wait to see what happens next! xx

katelnorth said...

well heck , tried to leave a comment and it didn't work. oh well, trying again - what I said was that although i used to have kitties and they were fun, I think i'm glad not to have them to "help" in my sewing room.

CG said...

Oh that's going to be hgorgeous!!