Last November, I reviewed Sue Reno's Surface Design Essential DVD here. Even in the fall chill, I was able to make some nice cyanotype prints. I saved the samples because I hoped to do more with them.
This week I had a little bit of time for my studio, so I cut up the letters I'd made and stitched them onto a plain towel I had bought just for this purpose.
Viola! Now I have a new towel for the season that my husband commented on favorably (always a bonus!). I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the lovely Prussian blue didn't change to brown in the wash as I feared it might. The detergent I used? Tide HE.
On another front, I've been preparing cards, calendars and prints for a holiday NWAG art sale at a local bookstore. As I did with the library gallery show, I'm using my photography as the base for my "products".
I've made three sets of 4" x 6" cards, with eight unique images/set. Here are two of the three sets laid out on the kitchen counter. A third set coordinates with a calendar I'm printing and is called "Botanical Series III - Leaves".
|2015 Botanical Series I - Bouquet|
|2015 Botantical Series II - Roses|
And, of course, we've been enjoying lots of family time with dog walks,
|Walking along the Hudson in Rockwood Park|
|The NY Rangers got trounced, but it was still loads of fun.|
|One of my all-time favorites: apple cranberry cake/tart|