Wen Redmond, who is one of the SAQA Coordinator for my region, has posted this awesome article on making collages. I want to try this technique with the Five. It ties in nicely with Jill's post below.
The Quilt Rat posted a great review of TAP. Doesn't seem like a product that I need to go out and immediately buy. That so totally works for me since I have already spent my quilt/art budget for the month. My budget always seems to be spent by the 3rd or 4th day of the month. Then by the 15th of the month I am starting to eat into my grocery shopping budget to buy those things that just can't wait till the next month's shopping spree. Dear Hubby will be happy not to have to eat bread and water at the end of this month (for a change).
I'll give you the link to Dark Gradation again. I posted my dark gradation results yesterday and later today or tomorrow I will show you some of the embroidery thread I dyed at the same time. It is luscious.
The link to dark gradation led me to the Lazy Dyer. The lazy dyer tells you all the shortcuts that she takes in dyeing and that do not seem to make a difference. They were a good read. I have tried several different recipes for how much of this and how much of that to add. I am starting to develop my own preferences now. Wooo Hooo! maybe there is hope for me to become more than an accidental dyer.
I know that I have loved other stuff this week. It seems like I have learned a lot this week. But let me end with a quote from Margaret's blog that I love.
"Life isn't about to pass....it's about learning to dance
in the rain" ~ Anonymous