Wednesday, July 07, 2010


With just a gap of 12 hours in between, I went from artist's driver for the Festival to recycled art teacher at a kids nature camp. I'm still not recovered from the whiplash. It's my first time being a full time teacher, and the first time in ages being at camp.

The first project was printed windflags, based on Tibetan prayer flags, made with all plant materials. The night before I was experimenting with natural dyes on the muslin. Something didn't go quite right, my beets and red cabbage/blueberry dyes weren't very strong, and my carrots were a wash out. But some tumeric spice added last minute gave a great yellow. I'll keep working on this because it is really fun, and the campers took to the vegetable prints with enthusiasm.

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