The dye buckets are finally outdoors and sit on the ground waiting to merge with the wax. The mixing of dyes is time consuming and my least favorite part of the batik process but I feel a release of my creative spirit now that the buckets of dye are ready. It is warmish and the spring spirit is strong with leaves bursting to full leaf on the trees and sweet blossoms all around. The smells of spring are everywhere and the birds rejoice on this day.
My first batik to be completed this year I have titled “Awaken”. I started it last summer and feel so happy that it was finished in time to be part of the LARAC members show at Lapham Gallery, which opens with a reception tomorrow, Friday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs through June 24. (More info here.)
People ask where my inspiration comes from. I have to answer, mother nature, the best artist. As my evening starts to close with the golden light at day’s end I see sun rays falling over the yard and into my dye buckets there by the old tree.