new roving and thoughts about dye

I have been focusing my dye operations. Working almost solely with Blue Faced Leicester rovings and sabraset dyes, I have been delighting in this new medium.

wool roving

This process has been liberating, adding a new field of interest to my days. Since my move, I have been increasingly able to let go of ideas that are not going to be implemented in this life, and also of the great amount of stash that I have collected to support those unrealized ideas. I have become more selective. What is challenging for me is to sit still with the process, and understand that I am on a path that is leading me to a deeper degree of competence in my chosen field.

I’m leaving something out here. It relates to yesterday’s post about meaningful storytelling in my work. I am working with a flawed medium, in that these dyes are tested on animals, the wool is sourced from who knows where, that kind of thing. There are alternatives, and I will incorporate those alternatives as I learn. Through cosymakes, I learned that there exists a family of heavy metal free dyes that I plan on bringing into my studio.
Don’t mean to be heavy. How about a beautiful photo to lighten things up?

the x-ray botanical art of Hugh Turvey