so here I sit downloading reports and working on sales tax returns. Richard went up north to visit family and ended up with the flu but is on the recovery. he returns tomorrow. I finished sorting the silk and shipping it all out.
it was an interesting process.
there was a lot of work done today. silks being sorted, tested, and samples made with them.
all the pieces shown here are silk and are made using old interior kimono lining silks.
imperfections exist but these silks have a history-and an intention. they have been saved all these years ( from 50-100!) and yet they are mostly overlooked in favor of the fancier outer and more decorative kimono fabrics.
these inner kimono and nagajuban (the under kimono that comes in contact with the skin) are often made of the softest and thinnest silks. and they dye beautifully.
here, we were taking a few photos and just enjoying the mandalas outside.
the first image is Richard at the polewrapping machine-having a hard time. later, he got int the groove.
look for more later today too
raining here, off and on. adjusting to the weather as usual here. it has given the garden a good soak though so I don’t mind-that and it’s also fairly warm.
I was tired of the other into. you probably were too…
heading to the airport soon!
a very productive evening and day. ready for tax prep and some silk study tour work.
Richard arrives tomorrow!
and if it’s below 0 where you are, I’m really really sorry for complaining about the cold here last week.
it’s been a trying day
a trying day for me is one where i feel i don’t get anything done. today feels like that. and so much to do! makes me a little crazy.
on another note, i was able to get an RTA for the unused cartridges and reordered the new correct ones. there’s nothing like running out of ink when you need it and then having to go pay crazy prices for them at the local office supply store. I like this site for my ink:
i order the RM cartridges. cheaper and i haven’t had a problem at all. i would of rather just replaced the printhead (which is what i suspect it needed rather than throw the whole thing out-what a waste!) on the old kodak printer but it came out to about $50 including shipping plus the week or so wait, plus a coin toss on whether that would have solved the issue. i found this one at a big lots for $49.
i had seen them there some time ago and made a mental note about it. right next door the were selling the same thing for $100. but i have lost the whole day and now will have to work late.
where’s the assistant when you need one? ahhh….the life of a so called artiste! at least now my labels are printing with clear scan bars.