13.7.10

Clouds for a (almost) cloudless day













There were clouds today - but only for a few
precious hours...













At least I´ve been busy with some cloud-making
of my own lately...













... doing avocado-skin dye (rather addictive
occupation), adding different incredients found
in and around the kitchen, such as tea (better
don´t ask me what else - this heat is brain-clogging...)













And again, I have more than I need - so there is,
in adddition to the Pink Pack (thank you for your
continuous affection for it...) now a Pink Cloud Pack
in the shop...














"Low cirrocumulous clouds in the west.
War in the east.

Lift teabag from cup.
Add milk. Ask if it is happiness

or pleasure you prefer.
Watch the storm churn to the surface.

Shadows gather in the valley below.
To count them is to know their many shapes

cannot be counted.
They must be numbered among."

(Suzanne Buffam: EXIT)

Kommentare:

ancientcloth hat gesagt…

Love your "pink cloudy" fabrics!
<3

Kaite hat gesagt…

i boiled up 3 hass avocado skins for 3 hours with a test piece of silk and only got a dirty brown. May i ask what type of avocado you are using? the Hass is the smaller, rough skinned dark green then turning black avo. I'm wondering if you might be using the longer, smooth skinned green ones? kaite

Chrissie hat gesagt…

I love the delicate poem you have associated with your pink cloudy fabric - just had to have it... whatever the 'secret ingredients' are!!

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... - I use all kinds of avocado, K., mostly organic - one might think the Hass dye better because they are dark, but to me it doesn´t seem so, I even think I had the brightest results so far with the bigger, light green, smooth-skined - perhaps it was too much skin? I usually use not more than 1/2 skin, + boil it between 1/2 + 1 hour - but I still think it has something to do with the pot, too... - it´s almost on it´s way, C., thanks - I like that poem a lot too - hard to understand that work like her´s is unpublished in print...

jude hat gesagt…

i have some of your pink here, just about to try it. lovely variations on a cloud...

ger hat gesagt…

Looking forward to see it...

Kaite hat gesagt…

thanks for your reply re type of avocadoes. it's Winter downunder here and the only avos we can get are the Hass ones. i have to wait patiently now for Spring to come...k.