I have been so busy working on this custom order that I haven’t had much time to “play” in the studio and all work and no play makes this artist surly! Yesterday I noticed that some dye I had spilled on the counter had dried in the most delightful design so I dropped the custom order like a hot potato and created some monoprints using the countertop as my plate and the dye as my medium. I printed the dye onto wet paper and wet silk and I got a few lovely prints which I am delighted with.
It was a wonderful and much needed break because I had been running into some technical problems with the order and had been doing steaming tests for days trying to solve the problem. The stress was really getting to me and I was so frustrated that I really needed a break. When I turned and saw the lovely dye pattern on the counter it filled me with such delight that I had to stop and play with it and I found that afterwards I was able to view the problem I was having with much more clarity.