Too warm to sleep – Oil + wax on Linen.
New work – for the Caulfield Art Show on in a few weeks. More details to follow later.
I’ve had a really great couple of days painting this week. Productive, no great disasters, and the uninterrupted time to do it. Always a big plus! It’s left me feeling satisfied about the next 2 shows coming up. I have the work ready, waiting, and I can actually relax for a change. It’s a funny feeling being so prepared. Usually, I’m firing on all cylinders, adrenalin pinging – loving the pressure, but snapping at those around me.
I got my invitation to exhibit at the Mt Eliza show again in the mail yesterday. That show is on in October, so there is plenty of time ahead for that as well. Crikey! I’m going to have to take up yoga or something to keep me busy.
Made a new pair of pants for the young miss yesterday. They are dark denim, with the left-over bits of bias binding I made for a dress previously. I was reather pleased with them – then put them in the wash. Bugger! One great big light line down one leg where the fabric had folded in the wash and rubbed. So, feeling pissed off, and wondering what might happen, I trawled the internet to see what I could find on distressing denim at home…
The advice included using bleach and a sponge (perhaps not), a cheese grater (I kid you not), rubbing with a block of wood, or sandpaper.
A hilarious bath was had last night with a pair of pants in the water with the kids – the chese grater, and some wooden train tracks. The results were a little patchy and while I did try to be relaxed about the cheese grater…. – I’m sure you understand the difficulty. Pants were put through the wash again, and left to dry. Then I took to them with the sandpaper – an altogether better effect and much easier to control. I think they turned out alright – and my son even asked if I could make him a pair as well – without the flowers of course. 😉
This sewing caper is actually a bit of fun.