My balcony garden is looking very GREEN. Yes, that's KALE overflowing it's pot. And it's very delicious!
And my pot of potatoes almost need hilling up!
Here's the "nutty" colourful sweater I've got going ... it's worked from the neck down. I started with white, changed to black and added white "streamers" and "popcorns". Then yellow and black hound's-tooth pattern. Then a row of reddish-brown squirrels holding brown "nuts" (popcorns). Not sure how to transition to ribbing at the bottom ... I'm thinking some red popcorns against the yellow, then back to black and white ribbing? Suggestions?
I'm contemplating making each sleeve of the above sweater different ... or do you think that would be just too "nutty"?
Here's Miss Boots helping me look at the beginnings of another pair of socks ... very BLUE "Arabesque" by Regia. It's my "stay sane on the city bus" project for this week. I can finish a sock in a week just in the time I spend going to and from work on the bus.
I've also been painting Tetley Tea tins ...
Here's a finished one. Sorry, the pix is a bit over-exposed. It's flowers and dragonflies on a white background. Cute for keeping little odds and bobs.
I've also been experimenting with these ...
... cuz they make mighty fine silk scarves! Seriously! You just DOODLE on a white silk scarf (but put some protective plastic on your table first) ...
You can doodle on two thicknesses at the same time if you doodle slowly cuz the ink bleeds right through. (10 mm china silk scarf with hand-rolled hems ... check out www.dharmatrading.com/ )
Once doodled to your satisfaction, spritz gently with rubbing alcohol. Seriously! Rubbing alcohol form the drug store in a cheap spray bottle!
If y'all know me at all, y'all know that as soon as I get the hang of some new creative project, I'm out there teaching other people to create it too. Here's part of a group of senior ladies learning how to doodle on silk ...
And here's the group modelling their finished scarves! (It's a great group project cuz folks LEAVE WITH A FINISHED SOMETHING!) Yes, that's yours truly on the right (the lady with the love handles ...).
I think my motto for June is MORE COLOUR! Here's a scarf that I doodled on with the Sharpies ... but I didn't iron it before washing, so my doodles faded out. Yes, this was on purpose! (Of course it was! Uh huh!) Who needs a washed out pastel silk scarf ... so I doodled some more ... with Shiva PaintStix (check out www.dharmatrading.com/ ... I bought a sampler set of 3 stix) gold and bronze leaf rubbings in the palest / whitest areas.
Shiva PaintStix are like oil pastel crayons ... let set for 24 hours then iron to make permanent. This turned out so cool that I'm thinking about adding some glitzy beading to the two ends. What do you think?