ever more small pillows, unexpected presents & a minor cheat
|packed snugly together within a frame, thinking of how best to display them; above themed according to a pale palette|
|here the blues are telling their own tale|
a week ago (or more?) a box, full of - as it turned out - delightful presents; completely out of the blue, and all the way from over the ocean, from lovely Dee (one of my favourite (blogs)) above everything still wrapped and then below partly unwrapped, small offerings for The Dwelling & a couple of items I am likely to use for other creative activities....
loving these tie dye results, using previously plant dyed cotton shirts and a silk blouse, they were all turning into a rather sickly yellow/brown and so I decided to dye them with commercial dye: jeans blue for the silk blouse and the shirt on the left below; a mix of olive green and royal blue for the vest and other cotton shirt (I also dyed several pairs of trousers plus a faded, favourite towel, which turned out absolutely fabulous and thoroughly refreshed, nothing to post about though) I really like how the plant dye still shows in parts
back the The Dwelling and some of the presents
|the small porcelain bird has taken up residence in OBK's room, where he is enjoying a sandwich and tea whilst waiting for OBK to wake up; I am sure they will have loads to twitter about, world politics and the likes.......|
|cheeky Cupid has landed in Ms Smith's Studio, where he imagines he'll make interesting modelling material for her, hmph.....|
|Sunday early afternoon mini-concert: the violinist Hippo plays a merry yet spiritual tune for an impromptu Jolly Cactus Gathering(in the far right notice mr. PR is dozing off)|
|the wooden church found a spot in the temporary Buddha space, we're not particularly devout here, nor very strict in our dogmas, living as harmoniously as is possible with such a mixed bunch of critters! |
breath in breath out
And overdying ... I went to a talk about local dyes a couple of years ago and Deb McClintock introduced me to the idea of "festival" dyes. The idea was that much eco-dying is prone to fading over time and so cloth would be re-dyed to liven up the colors in time for festival celebrations. You've taken it one step further and I think the blues especially breathe new life into old wonders.
And those birds!! Love!
Besides the fellow dwellers, I too am so happy Nancy knowing you get such a thrill seeing your old friends enjoying life over here.....
I too like the look of them all smushed together, Dee, it feels so cosy; I imagine a room full of them and then diving in!
Hi Sarita, that is so sweet of you!
You got me thinking Tina: maybe the Dwellers need a bike or two, to get around (meaning they could do their own shopping every once in a while)
Thanks Dana, yes tickling is good, as it generally leads to laughter and a sense of gaiety.....