Saturday, May 26, 2007

Battering down the hatches!!!

On Thursday it was TWW, (too windy to work). I had to rinse out what I had set up on Wednesday or it would get too dark or eat through the fabric. (Ah, the choices of a rust dyer) While I was out onside working in the Rust-Tex studio, the wind was whipping the trees around and making that swooshing noise that proceeds a big storm. Sometimes a stick would hit the deck. When I heard a big one land on the driveway, I quickly finished up the rinsing. I put anything that could blow away in the house.
As shown in the picture above I left the cast iron cookware on the table, to catch the rain and develop a deeper layer of rust. I figured if it the wind was strong enough to lift cast iron off the picnic table, the house wouldn't be left standing either. I went into the basement studio to wait out the storm. It passed through very uneventfully. Leaving behind a perfect day for rust-dyeing on Friday. Sadly I never got into the studio. Between garage sailing and cleaning the house for company in the evening there just wasn't any time. Today it is too cold. Maybe tomorrow...


Joei Rhode Island said...

Glad to see you back and rusting away =-)

I have been looking at my rusty stuff and thinking about moving it outside. Time for me to order more silk and get are an inspiration


Ruth Rae said...

A friend just shared a link to your web site to me this morning! and WOW am I ever glad she did! your work is amazing! I have seen a few rust sits around but you have really made me want to really give it a try! thank so much for sharing your art!

Mandi aka Fabric Princess said...

your work is so cool...but I was wondering where you find all of this rusted stuff? I have nothing that's rusted!

Lois Jarvis said...

Dear Mandi,
Just take a walk near railroad tracks. Or start talking about your desire for rusty stuff to people and they will be glad to give you some. I also find a lot of it at garage sales, especially in the free boxes. Some people actually go to the dump to get rusty stuff. Expand your horizons!!!