I had a crazy productive day today. I took this completely beautiful and fabulous cat print that I picked up at the Madison Print and Resist Zinefest in the fall,
Made by an artist at justseeds.org
Took some fancy goo
And put it on a canvas. I used tissue paper and a doily to make a frame around it. It’s on a stack of freshly ironed, indigo dyed dishtowels. Christmas is coming right up, ya know.
But gooing and ironing wasn’t enough for me. Inspired by a friend’s project, I also used some of this horrible, cheap, plastic yarn and experimented with basket making.
I’m actually really thrilled with the result.
How cool is that? I used the horrible cheap yarn because I happened to have it on hand and we just had a big snow storm so I didn’t want to go shopping.
I really wish I had used nice, natural cotton rope. I think cotton will make a nicer shape, too. Oh, yeah, there are more of these in my future.
I took a bunch of close up pictures of my dishtowels. Yep, that’s sounds pretty obsessive, I hear it. But it turned out cool.
I added a favorite quote to the photo. Fun. I wonder if that would work as a print.
But I won’t be finding out today.
You can stick a fork in me, I’m done.