Thursday, 7 February 2008
toil and trouble...fire burn and cauldron bubble. today i dealt with a costume challenge by soaking seven cotton hoodies in ashwater, followed by milkwater...then a few repeats and finally immersion in the cauldron in layers of onion skins and found metals. more heating for an hour or so, then the flame extinguished, now they're happily festering away by themselves. they'll be left to their own devices for a few days (likely until Sunday night) for maximum colour uptake.
the furred one is Martha, a very small familiar about the size of a well-nourished grey squirrel...popularly held to resemble a catfishweaselbear. this is a very rare breed, skilled at companion sitting as well as at hurling one's entire earring collection to the floor.
the pot is large enough to cook three babies at once, provided they keep their heads down. pure hypothesis, mind you, as they are quite difficult to fold neatly for shibori-zome purposes.