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.


Valeri said...

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

9:39 AM  
Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Oooh very cool! I like!

11:05 PM  
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!

1:23 PM  
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?


4:56 AM  
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!

9:02 PM  
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.

10:35 AM  

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