Tuesday, November 12, 2013

hello, strangers!

Well! I certainly took a bit of a break from blogging, didn't I? School (especially my studio classes) kept me so intensely busy that I hardly had time to shower, much less blog! But I'm making time now, so yay. I imported all my posts from my old blog, but the focus of this one is going to be a little different. When I started at university, I knew I was a fibers person. Since then, I've realized I'm really in love with surface design! So while I'll always love to do stuff like this...:

pigment screenprinted on hand-dyed silk
...I am also very much interested in exploring other surfaces, lately in ceramics. Like this:

unfired stoneware with porcelain slip and sgraffito liney-business
And! In addition to these things, which keep me quite busy, I enjoy making soap and am trying to make a go at selling it. For money. I KNOW! Exciting, right? Here's a recently-made batch that I can't wait to cut into:

cedarwood, rosemary, & clary sage with charcoal
Hmm, what else? Sometimes I bake. It's the non-caustic, probably-won't-melt-your-face-off cousin to soapmaking. Expect recipes, friends. Not often, but they'll be dang good. And!! I recently taught my (wonderful, talented, adorable, silly, &c. &c. &c.) mama how to dye fabric! So I spend a fair amount of time in the basement with her, conjuring up the prettiest colors you can imagine. Like these:

the second-to-last piece has some amazing variation!

My mom and I sell our hand-dyes on Etsy, if you're of the sewing persuasion. Find them at Twiggy and Opal! Alright, I think that covers it. If you like any or all of the above, that's what you're in for. If you don't... get with the program! Alright. Bye.