Wednesday, May 30, 2007
It's hot and humid here, really humid! I think we are getting Florida's weather but am not a hundred percent sure.
My neck is still bothering me, I'm seeing the doctor for my kidneys' tomorrow but I think I will have my neck looked at as well. I was getting into hubbies truck on Sunday, his is shorter than mine and I forgot this, anyway I cracked my head really good on the door frame. I just had my eyes checked but I'm really starting to think I'm losing my peripheal (sp?) vision as I really should have seen the truck frame moving towards my head.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I have a really bad kidney infection, that refuses to go away, I'm having some tests on Thursday to make sure it's not something that worse. Having kidney disease sucks.
Monday, May 21, 2007
I'm loading video clips to You Tube I'll post a link later, it's taking awhile to load to youtube. There are five clips in all. Please be patient as I shot these using my webcam and have no way of editing them. The programs I use, Ulead, Pinnacle Studio and Adobe Premiere are all too advanced to edit webcam images; who knew. I have since procured a real video camera that can actually keep up with the digital technology, now to get back into the studio and do some video taping.
So in the meantime I'm trying to find a good pink for my blog background, I think I'll end up making something in the studio and then scan it into blogger and go from there. The pinks I really like are the vintage pinks from the 30's to the 50's. We bought a cabinet, for $5.00, for my new studio space and it's interior is painted in a pink like none other I've ever seen before. It's old very old, both the cabinet and the paint.
Where did all of the family information go??? I moved it over on my other blog: http://www.survivalkitchen.blogspot.com
The plate dried out quite quickly in my basement - about two days - as I never store them in the fridge.
I'll try to get a video clip posted to You Tube, later today, of me working with the natural dyes and the gelatin plate. It all depends on if I can get the video to cooperate, it's been a couple of months since I've worked with any of this and am starting to get a bit rusty (Oh I'm doing some rust dyeing on my day off) at video editing.
Two prints, I just rollered the dye onto the whole plate to create background.
Rollered dye on the plate, that I then placed silk dupioni (that had been dyed with a weak cochineal bath) and created the print.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Compost Dyeing and Other Fermentation Techniques is now in PRINT and is available through my Etsy.com store http://www.kbaxterpackwood.etsy.com Check it out!!! 44 pages of Step-by-step instruction, packed with color photos and is a major improvement over the CDROM version if you ask me.
If there are no copies left email me and I'll post more to my store it would seem the trick to Etsy.com is to add a few items at a time not have hundreds ones store, which makes sense.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
She was shocked that I would be horrified, her comment was "well don't you take things apart to see how they are constructed and to see if the construction is quality or not"? Well actually no I don't, and I informed her as much and since the bags were silk I was a little bit more than put out. She kept claiming that she wasn't doing this to try to copy my bags - yeah whatever get your mitts of my stuff lady.
So the twenty million question is how does one politely tell someone to get their mitts off of your work??? I'm not always known for tact and I know this so I tend to keep my mouth shut so as to not dig myself a grave but come one why would someone do something like this??? Personally I find the behaviour not only odd but inconsiderate - I just don't know how to tell this to people when they behave in such a manner.