I was reading something recently about blogging, and referring to blogging as a modern day show-and-tell for grown-ups. I think that's just about right. No wonder I like blogging and reading blogs -- I always loved show and tell as a kid.
So here's my show and tell for the day: I've been playing with Shiva painstiks this afternoon. Actually, some time ago I bought a bargain bunch of the british Markal paintstiks on Ebay for a bargainous price, so I was using those. They're strange items, those paintstiks---especially that tough outer skin. But I'm getting the hang of using them, and today's assignment was to use a design inspired by a leaf shape, make a freezer paper stencil, and apply in some repetitive design on fabric.
Here is my inspiration photo, of some tiny weed I photographed this weekend -- something about those whimsical leaf shapes appeals to me:
I made mirror image stencils:
And this was the result:
I'm not sure what I'll do with this from here ... Maybe I'll figure that out on another play day!