Tuesday, September 1, 2015

 September 1st!
Where has the time gone?
As you might have read in earlier posts, tye dye was all the rage at the camp where I spent my summer. One week one of my co-works decided to expand the tye dye experience.
Ice tye dye.
Why and ...what????
Well, this method softens the colors and the end result is a watercolor affect.
Basically one starts off as usual by dunking the garment to be dyed into a solution of soda ash. Next fold your garment into sections and secure with rubber bands. There are plenty of YouTube videos that teach folding techniques.
The next step is to pile ice cubes on top of the garment. Now it's time to add the dye. We used Rit powdered dye. Sprinkle spoonful's of dye powder over the ice. As the ice melts the dye is diluted and spreads over the fabric.
I have had my fill of tye dye this summer
but...I want to take more photos of the dye on the ice.
I love how the sunlight "lights up" the ice cubes.
I though I would be back in my studio full time now that school has started,
Best laid plans.....
Several things have converged in my home life.
I'm at a cross roads and am waiting to see what direction my life takes me next.
My husband many take a jobs that could change the way we live, in a good way!
Eva and I are also thinking about starting a new business based on environmental issues, leaving less time for art. I'm rather leaning in that direction.
In the mean time I've decided to purge my home and do some remodeling.
I'm truly  moving every aspect of my life in a new direction.
And I have to say, "My future's so bright I have to wear shades."
(I stole that from a song --sung by??)
Of course I cant't just paint my walls, they have to have flare!

                                                                  The dinning room.

                                                                         A hallway.
I read somewhere that if you don't know what to do, clean out closets and other clutter from your life. The act of moving things will ripple out, "moving" your life in a new direction.
Here's hoping!
Thanks for dropping by and stop back soon!


  1. Love the walls, flair indeed, my kind of flare. I might do some more eco dying, do like that for sure. xox

  2. The walls are great. You did a fantastic job on them.

  3. Tye dye and ice! That's very cool. Thanks for stopping in to see me today. Looks like we've definitely both been going through some life changes! I hope things work out just the way you'd like them to.

  4. The colors do look pretty on the ice cubes. I really like what you've done with your walls; they look fantastic! I hope all your changes continue to be good ones!