Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful day. I woke up this morning feeling clearer of mind then I have for awhile. It seems that anemia can cause confusion and unclear thinking besides the terrible fatigue. I believe it. I feel like I lived in a fog for awhile there. Night before last I slept for over 12 hours, catching up I guess. So today I have ideas...and more ideas, my mind seems to be starting back up...full steam ahead!
I have been contacted by a fellow artist that lives here in France with an offer of an old camera to use until we can buy a new one. What a wonderful and generous offer! I am so happy that I can continue to post pics of my progress and let you all know whats going on. I am eagerly awaiting its arrival.
I have been working hard on my velvet bags and now have 7 in the works! So far I am constructing them in two sizes. One is the perfect size for a normal pack of tarot cards, The second is larger with room for lots of treasures. They are all made of my hand dyed silk velvet and the first two are lined in satin. I have a large silk sari sitting here waiting to go into the dye bath. I am going to split it into yard pieces and dye each a different color to use for lining the rest of the bags. Many people who store objects such as tarot cards like to use silk to wrap them in. It has long been believed that silk blocks bad energy and therefore provides a protective barrier. This is why I chose silk velvet to use to make these bags even though it is a more expensive cloth.
I am trying to convince myself that I have enough energy today to start my next dye batch. I'm not sure I am there yet though. If I can convince myself to go mix all my dyes, I could then start dyeing at any time in the next few days. The mixing is the drudgery of dyeing, the rest is all fun!
Just thought I would give you a quick update as to where I am. As soon as I have a camera I will be giving you some progress shots
May you all have a fun and creative weekend!