I haven’t had a chance to blog much lately, but when I looked at my stats page this morning I found that I’ve been getting lots of traffic on my site, anyway. It seems someone linked my tutorial on the Bow Tucks Tote Bag and I got something like 135 hits in one day on that one page alone. That’s pretty cool.
Speaking of tutorials Two Creative Studios has a great tutorial on getting started with soy wax batik. I did some batik many, many years ago and really enjoyed it; and have often thought of trying it again. Sue’s technique looks great, so I’ll have to add it to my summer project list. Yes, I know, summer is already about half over and I haven’t gotten to any of those projects, yet. But I am inspired anyway. I need a bigger studio, though, for all the equipment and supplies I’m accumulating.
Two Creative Studios is hosted by Sue and Terri, both great fiber artists, and they put some really interesting stuff on their site, as well as offering some wonderful classes. I’ve taken some of Sue’s but haven’t had time to do any of Terri’s yet. Anyway, if you sign up for their newsletter, you get up to date info on all this stuff and access to those great tutorials.
In addition, they’re having a great giveaway this month, so if you sign up for the newsletter, you’re automatically entered.
A little shameless promotion, I know, but Sue and Terri are doing a great job. If you don’t already know them, you’ll find their work fascinating.
I bought some gouache (opaque watercolor; rhymes with wash) paints yesterday, and drew up a small mandala last night that I’m going to try to get to this afternoon for some painting. If I get anywhere on it, I’ll post something tomorrow.