I did a bit of harvesting today in the garden. Last years grasses have some pretty seed heads that survived the winter in good shape. No sense letting it all go to waste. The leaves on this miscanthus are razor sharp when green and only a little duller when dried out but they are truly lovely as they twist and turn. I'm sure I will find a use for them.
I've also tried some more of the burnt shibori, this time on fabric. Its hard to see here but to put out the fire I used some old dye. The dye reinforces the appearance of the itajime and gives the fabric a bit more interest.
As you can tell I am still dedicating myself to messing about lately. I don't seem to have it in me to do more and I don't want to just sit around feeling sorry for myself so I'm letting my instinct for play lead for the moment. Who knows maybe it will find an opening for me to escape from this bitter little box I've constructed for myself. (Don't mind me I had a craptacular day at work today, and yes I know I should be all grateful I've got a job and can pay the bills, I'm just not feeling it at the moment, give me a few... it will pass)
The good news is that our puppy had blood work done and is in very good shape all things considered. So this day has been declared Happy Pancreas Day and all should celebrate by cherishing the bellies they love the best! I'm off to cherish my best belly now.