Saturday, October 10, 2015

- How it went and where it might go

Yesterday Jude suggested a tea moon and my mind jumped to a tea sunrise ...


made by clamping two quarters onto a bright yellow patch of linen (like the one below left), then placing a wet Bigelow Constant Comment tea bag on top and letting it dry in hopes of pulling some rose-y stained layers ...

Picture taken after drying ... the tea bag was initially upright on the linen patch

And while it wasn't exactly what I was after, still it may fit in to what is growing in my mind ...


More on those blue squares later ...

16 comments:

Kim Henkel said...

oh I love the tea sunrise! and I love constant comment tea, although it is really difficult to get here (Northern Canada). I enjoyed visiting and seeing your beautiful patches. I love the colours and the stitch marks. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Liz Ackert said...

Your bowls drew me in ... I'm looking forward to more exploring. Somewhere down the line I see paper and cloth merging for me, but just how is still a mystery. Fortunately, I'm in no rush.

Birgit Olann said...

What a great idea, coins for a moon! I tryed smal magnets, but the contures are not so clear. Back home now, I'm looking forward to try some dyeings. Your different small and bigger patches look beautiful.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... I'm still finding my way with the variable size patches, but they're starting to come together.

yvette said...

so curious where we go following Jude.......i adore your yellow

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

love your strips and moon

Liz Ackert said...

Going somewhere with this ...

Liz Ackert said...

I'm endlessly fascinated by where we end up ... and thank you

Dana said...

The strips are instantly captivating with their variations in color and size. Where to next? I can hardly wait.

Liz Ackert said...

For some reason Dana's comment posted to my email, but not here. So on her behalf:

"The strips are instantly captivating with their variations in color and size. Where to next? I can hardly wait."

To which I would respond:

I'm finding I need to make more patches to do some filling in.

jude said...

ha, it worked great!

Liz Ackert said...

Next I'm going to see how I might use other dyestuffs to achieve this.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hope you share some, if not all, steps on the way...

Liz Ackert said...

Not to worry ... I am endlessly reflective

susan said...

I love the colors of the rocks in your garden and that you use them for inspiration. Your work always amazes me.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you! I look for help (aka inspiration) anywhere I can find it ;)