Sunday, May 27, 2018

Stepping it up

I was originally going to title this post "Pieces of sky" ...


for the patches I made as a start to Moon Myth.

I even looked on Google to see if there were any songs titled Pieces of Sky. And there were (are), with lyrics and videos and everything ... but they also weren't (aren't) my creations, so the links got left on the cutting room floor. 

And then somehow along the way things got a little crazy ...


because an inadvertent blort of Soft Scrub on purple cloth led me to try tidying up the mess with a Q-tip which led to me realizing I could make clouds ...


on all those pieces of sky ...


which then had to be put into some kind of order ...


to make sense of them all ...


which wasn't easy, because ...


ALL of Deb Lacativa's threads are cosmic. But really, that's a good thing, because that means they all work ...


But then I realized some of the pieces weren't quite right. So I'm making more, stepping out of my comfort zone, trying to turn cloth into story in a new (to me) way.

Taking a risk ... 

it's how we learn to walk ...


how we learn to dance ...


how we learn to step it up a notch ...

Addendum:

About that learning thing ... you can't believe everything you read on the Internet. Like vinegar to neutralize bleach ... Not!

According to Deb Lacativa, who I trust absolutely, one way to neutralize bleach discharged cloth is to add 1 Tbs of Aquasafe to the rinse water (found in the pet aisle of the grocery store with aquarium supplies).

Always I am learning ...

10 comments:

Deb said...

Check your email!

Liz A said...

Deb - thank you x 2 ... one for the suggestion on neutralizing bleach with Aquasafe from the pet aisle (I was indeed wrongly using vinegar) ... and for the invoice, now paid, for yet more of your wondrous threads. I can’t wait!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

OH!!!, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Just loved, still, reading a few times, scrolling down, just love this...i have a huge smile and am given happiness by your happiness...
Here's to Learning, here's to What IFfing!!!!!!
Love......

Mo Crow said...

love the new patches & so good to learn that vinegar doesn't neutralize bleach, I did some truly awful things to cloth with bleach & vinegar a few years back!

Dana said...

I love the soft mistiness of your cloud patches. Clever!

Liz A said...

Grace, Mo and Dana - apologies for my late response ... it seems Blogger has decided it's no longer necessary to let me know via email that I have new comments. This is part of their current "improvement" project. Sigh.

Anyway, thanks for coming by ...

Grace, always I love to get an eeeeeee (I hope you have had a chance to encounter "The Book with No Pictures" which includes five lines of eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ... five year old Jackson loves "reading" that page)

Mo - this community is so generous in its sharing

Dana - I was tempted to rebleach some of the vaguer patches, but have decided to stay with subtle

Sue McQ said...

An Accidental Landscape! And, look at that little sweet P - adorable.

Liz A said...

Sue - I've resisted learning how to put videos on the blog (being somewhat set in my ways), but boy oh boy, I sure was tempted by these two videos of Parker applauding her newfound walking skills and Jackson dancing "At the Hop" during his pre-school moving up ceremony.

susan hemann said...

your work with tiny squares is so exciting!

Liz A said...

Susan - thank you ... those little bits of cloth are great fun