"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." --Darwin.
We had no real winter this year, and our spring was especially early and warm. I was already dreading our long, hot, humid summers, when suddenly we find ourselves experiencing lovely spring-like weather. Not that our summer won't be long and hot and humid--it will be, but at least we are having our brief opportunity to experience a genuine spring.
This has been, however, the worst allergy season I've ever experienced. My eyes itch, my eyelids itch; hell, even my eyelashes and eyebrows itch. My eyelids are swollen and pink. I've sneezed so often and so violently that I'm surprised the top of my head remains intact.
As wonderful as this unexpected second-chance at spring has been, working in the garden has been a challenge. Actually, my suffering begins before I even go outside. Wahhh!
Complaints aside, the days have been so beautiful, and I have more basil, parsley, and dill to plant. I bought some potting soil yesterday for a big pot, and as soon as my antihistamine has a chance to kick in, I'm going to get busy.
Last week, I worked on some more flour resist prints. Here are the first versions.
This one is on linen.
This one on a pima cotton.
Then I decided to give them a second coat of resist and a second application of paint. Here they are with a second, thin coat of resist.
This is one of those situations in which it might have been better to leave well enough alone.
I don't like this second version as well as the first.
This one is...better than the first version. I think.
So...now where do I go in these experiments with resist?