Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Tints

A beautiful Kentucky spring 72 degree day.  Doors and windows open. Dogs asleep.  (They give me joy on our hikes in the woods.)  Wind blows pole wrapped, shibori dyed silk on the line in the screened in back porch.   Waiting to be steamed and sewn into elegant wraps and capes. Their colors blend with the newly budding trees.  Larry takes his afternoon nap in the downstairs bedroom, sun streaming through the screen.  The empty hammock on the front porch sways. Two black cats sleep beneath.  Windchimes move slightlty.  Their glass shards colliding.  Soon I will  carry the silks to my studio in the loft.  Wrap them in newsprint, place them in an old canner on the stove, cover them with towels and steam set the pale spring colors of dye.  These tints are perfect for the subtle colors spring trees, rosebuds and dogwoods.  

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