I realised after my last posting that my good efforts with the drawing tablet were completely undone by saving it at the wrong resolution, so it still looked blurry and wobbly. Here is another go.
Well, I went and got a Wacom drawing tablet, as advised by my Photoshop tutor. It certainly makes drawing smooth lines much easier. Here is my first ES using it – and while it could be considerably better than it is, it is already better than just using the mouse – so, onwards and upwards!
When my friends went home on Monday, I cleaned up and used up the leftover mixed dyes. They had used some greens I wouldn’t normally use – quite limey, and some orange, which isn’t something I tend to go for much either. Anyway, waste not, want not, so I used up what was there. Here it is drying on my Hill Hoist yesterday morning.
When they dried I also realised that my friends had gone for light/mdm values, again something I tend to avoid, so I ended up with a batch of fabrics I never would have got if I had been left to my own devices – and that has to be a good thing!
One of my friends brought me a little posy of violets from her garden. Aren’t they lovely? I have a patch growing outside my laundry door. And there are small patches of white and pink ones in the front yard. I have a soft spot for violets – they were my mother’s favourite flower – her middle name was Violet. They always seem so fragile to me, yet they grow in the depth of winter, and the leaves are such a luscious dark, velvety green. I had thought Violet was one of those old fashioned names confined to spinsters in Agatha Christie novels – but happily, not so. A colleague of ours recently had a little girl, and her name is Violet! How lovely. So here is a salute to all the Violets out there.