Thursday, April 26, 2007

shivas, rubbing and stuff


I have been playing with the Cedar Canyon rubbing plates and Shiva stiks - this is one of the Curves ones. They are really fabulous for rubbings - great deep etched surfaces. Working on my rust and stuff I have used copper, orange and gold on black polycotton.


Here I have used the tissutex from previous (the Moonshadow mop up piece) and worked rubbings with the three Shivas but moving the rubbing plate around underneath. I have sprayed a bit more of one of the blue Moonshadows over the surface. I am working on a stitched piece which I will post tomorrow.

People are always emailing complaining about my photo so I have made a real effort and had a variety of 'smiley' ones taken. Hope you like my new pic - I am not good at smiling for photos so I shall practise from now on.

The Tattoo is on at our park Friday and Saturday and we have been entertained with the rehearsals for the past three nights. Very enjoyable.

Val and Jim have spent 3 weeks cruising around parts of the eastern states - started and finished in Melbourne. They went up as far as Coffs Harbour I think and down to the south of NSW - we followed their trip on the map and I saw all those towns where so many of our customers live. Maybe one day we should go too - they said it was lovely country.

11 comments:

Stitchety Grub said...

Hi Dale
Your new photo is luvly ... much more like you! :-D

kay susan said...

I love that top one. I thought there was something strange about your photo!!

Barbara said...

I love your different technics! It gives me inspirations for my next work!!

Penny said...

Love the photo, much nicer.

kirsty said...

I didn't see the old photo, but the new one is very friendly and smiley!! Well done ;D

Helen from Canberra said...

Hi Dale,

Love the pic and the rubbing plate.

Cheers Helen

K. said...

Thought the photo was different Dale. Love the rubbing. Check every day (except when you were away) for news of your book too. Your entries are so varied - great to read. Kay in Tas.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Wonderful pieces! And nice photo.

Debbi B said...

Your new photo is SO much better Dale - it looks like you! I must admit I was always wanting you to change the old one (not that I would have said anything though). Your shiva/rubbing plate pieces are gorgeous - I love the depth of colour in the top one. Must dig mine out again and have a play. Your blog is always so inspiring. Debbi B

Paulene said...

Noticed the new photo straight away - a HUGE improvement, much more like your cheery self.
Paulene

MargaretR said...

First thing I noticed was your new photo Dale, much more like the real you. Love the rubbing. I have loads of those Shiva stick, but seem to forget about them. I must get them out.

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