Monday, January 14, 2013

The red and the gray


It is a cold January day, as I look out my window I can see little flurries of snowflakes swirling to the ground. Alas, once they touch down they simply disappear, much to the disappointment of my girl and myself. Just enough of the white stuff for playing in and making a mini snow-person would be wonderful.

Instead I am inside playing with pots of paints and managing to avoid the laundry altogether.


It might be some time before I can set myself up with some screen printing equipment, so I'm going with what I have on hand. I'm taking some ideas from my sketchbook and bringing them to life.


Testing, testing... 1 2 3


Oh yes, I like that!


Some days it is good to simply enjoy the process, have fun with experimentation and not worry too much about the end result. You might be surprised where it leads you. In fact, I now have a completely new direction I am thinking of taking this experiment. How unexpectedly grand!

What are you up to today?
Is it hot or cold where you are?
Had any surprises lately?

12 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Many many surprises, including me having a bit of a go at screen printing and finding I too really rather love it.

Mom L said...

Congratulations on many things, but especially for finding a new direction for your many talents! And it's something Pony Girl can share.

Nancy in Iowa

jus said...

Happy New Year!!It's boiling, humid and rather overcast today. I'm a little envious of your tiny snowflakes....now that would be a surprise, snow in mid summer! x

Penelope said...

I have a real "thing" for geometric patterns at the moment and these are just beautiful. We woke up to our first sprinkling of snow this morning, not enough to be disruptive, just beautiful xox Penelope

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Oh its sooo cold here.....

especially as i have just returned from visiting my Mom who lives in florida!

....brrrr

lovely colours like quilting with paint...
D x

vintage grey said...

So fun, and I love the colors!! Have a great week! xo Heather

harmony and rosie said...

What a great start to the New Year. Red and grey are my favourite colours so I was always going to like it but I LOVE it, well done Mrs!
x

Christine said...

That is very effective, it has a kind of 60s mod thing going on

teddybearswednesday said...

Loving your new obsession and what it's producing.
xo

june at noon said...

It looks so great! Glad you're having fun with it. (Would something like this--http://aviedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/02/easy-peasy-diy-screen-printing.html--keep you busy for a while?)

Cazz said...

Love those boxes. Child of the 70s.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

LOVE these! I've not been well and am only just catching up with everyone, and this post gets the comment because I really, really like what you're doing here.

(I haven't screen painted since art school!)