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Zooming in

Studio details in visuals from this past week:

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itty-bitty-batiked piece of paper, done a while ago, will be incorporated into current canoe series

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newly reverse batiked boats awaiting sewn details

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detail of sewing on one larger canoe paper piece

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ditto, finally learned to do them french knots… an error I had made was to point the needle towards the surface, i.e. wrap towards the hole, instead of away from it…. 
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Playing around with painting and pencil drawing on paper
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making it more raw

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paste paper on japanese paper, textural, rich, decadent… to be used with canoes
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noro scarf, like so many others, except in seed stitch, my favourite

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love the blending of colours, more mottled, and less defined rows than doing it the other way, i.e. in a rib pattern

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another section
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the finished scarf, 4 balls total of noro used. I'm in love with it, sadly, nobody so far has commented on it… but I love it, love the colours, the feel, the texture, just everything.

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Starting a completely new series of works, on paper, for framing, lower price point, for world domination (grin)
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blurry, by intention, so they're protected….
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details, pieces are worked on ancient (at least 60 year old paper, once used to house archival photographs at the Toronto archives. They threw out this lovely ledger-sized book last year, so I snatched it up.
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What do you think… you like? I want to do some every week, because it's like DH said, if I do another 50 of them, I'll become very proficient. 

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