Wednesday, January 21, 2009

As requested...tee shirt pictures...discharge dyed and hand painted

These shirts have been hand painted using formosul a discharge chemical. I love the mystery of this process you never know how it will look until it has been steamed and washed. No two shirts are exactly alike.

I sell these shirts for 20.00 for a short sleeve tee and 25.00 for the long sleeve. This does not include shipping which usually runs about 2.50.

If you would like to purchase one you can find a selection at Oregon Trail Roasting Co. in Belleville, Illinois or at By Design Gallery in Alton, Illinois. Otherwise I can be reached at my e-mail to arrange shipping.

Stay tuned more pictures soon.

Okay girls you have your pictures!

Be well and remember these are the Sweet Years!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Work

Toward Home 2008

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season... I had a great time visiting with friends and family. We hosted a New Years pajama party it sure was nice to be comfortable all evening.

I learned to knit a simple scarf and have one in process. My daughter is almost finished with her third scarf.... she is a very fast knitter. Today she is home sick after a fainting this morning mid shower. We suspect flu dehydration but will be seeing a doctor this afternoon to make sure. She is currently feverish and on the couch reading Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice. I am enjoying the unexpected day off from my coffee shop job while keeping an eye on Savannah and doing some research on dyeing silk.

Saturday my husband and I sat down for a lengthy assessment of my work processes and I learned a lot and will be making some BIG CHANGES in my work space and work schedule. This was really interesting and also something I resisted a long time... now that we have started I don't know why I waited so long. Process improvement will only help me become a better artist and will determine my new work space requirements, and future investments in some remodeling of our home to allow me to work here rather than leasing a space. This is very exciting! Stay tuned for pictures. I am looking for contractors to begin work as soon as possible.

My line of discharge dyed tee- shirts continues to sell well and I am developing new designs for Spring.

The art quilt pictured in this blog sold just before Christmas.... I will miss it as it is one of my favorites.

I am hoping you enjoyed the season.

Be well and remember these are the " Sweet Years"