Friday, July 15, 2011

Indigo and Woad Update

A few weeks ago I planted indigo and woad in my garden. You can see the seeds here. These plants are both traditional sources of blue dye. As predicted the woad, which is suited to our cool damp climate in Seattle, is thriving and I'll harvest it later in the summer to try vat dyeing with it.

The indigo, which likes temperatures above 80 degress farenheit, is struggling to hold on and is barely an inch tall. This despite my coddling it by carrying it around the garden to catch the elusive morning sun and differently situated afternoon sun. Poor little things. But at least I can see the leaf structure.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Finished Mural!

Ladies and gentlemen! The mural for Cancan nightclub is finished! Step right up to see the weird and wonderful creatures!

 Click on it to see it in more detail.

These are absinthe spoons. The fish with breasts? - well it is a burlesque club.  The curtained door to the bar is modeled on the entrance to the Paris Metro. The plants are wormwood and anise - the ingredients of absinthe.

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Work at Frame Up Studios

I'll be at the Fremont Art Walk tonight, Friday 1 July, at Frame Up Studios. 3515 Fremont Ave N. Near Dubliner Pub. Here is the web site for the art walk. I'll be there from 6 - 8ish. See you tonight!

They will show my work through the month of July.