Second daughter's music activities have begun for the fall, and her work hours at the farm stand have increased because of college kids going back to school, so we have been driving alot. This past weekend, she played her guitar at a downtown street festival with her instructor.
Of course a string broke on the first song, and since she didn't have others with her (she had just replaced them), a bit of instrument trading went on. She had a good time, and it was a beautiful day.
And then she volunteered to paint the platforms for the color guard for the marching band. She didn't realize that the skill set and time would be different from doing the designs that she draws on her books and clothes. I have been teaching her about scaling up her designs, and making templates, and helping her paint. Unfortunately, with her time issues, I am doing more of the project than I would like. Here she is making placement marks.
And tracing a template, with a little help from the lion next door..
Luckily he got distracted by something else, and ran off before the painting started.
Not a lot of sewing has been happening, but I did print out these, and started working on some fabric collages with them.
And the neighborhood lion came back and helped out with this project, that is now decorating my clothesline.
Most of the pieces turned out more solidly colored than I wanted. Since I like to work with prints, these will now need to be painted, stamped, screened, or maybe all three. Its nice to use your own fabrics, but is it really cost effective in terms of time, when so many great prints and colors are available commercially these days? What do you think?
And on another note, why are my favorite colors to dye, not colors that I quilt with very often (i.e., the reds and pinks, and purples)? Has anyone else out there had this experience?
Hope you are all enjoying these last days of summer, and that none of you get sideswiped by Hurricane Earl.