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Why are we snails brother?


This is a thing I did while trying out the new greens I purchased (yes, they are delightfully less blue and more yellow) and the most amazing rich velvety purple-brown (Daniel Smith’s Shadow Violet, which breaks in all the best ways).

Click to enlarge, I guess, though it’s just a crappy cell phone pic. I’m still very pleased with it, I’ve figured out a few more techniques and I have decided that my new favourite brown is ochre yellow blended with purple. I also really love doing snail shells


This is inspired primarily by my art friend Mroo , who loves snails and who has basically caused all sorts of Snail Loki/ Snail Thor (snailbros!) shenanigans to occur. (You should check out her stuff and stuff because she’s awesome)(I know I link her every time I mention her, but really.)

I’ll tour update soon. Promises. (you can not convince me that brown for the dirt is not the best brown, look at the yellows in it and how delicious it is)


TDF 2012 – Days 5-8


Radio silence on Tour? I think not! S was in town so I was a bit more quiet on the tour front, and I feel like I’m making nooo progress. But then I took a photo of what I’ve done so far and feel a bit better.

Anyway, I worked primarily on the silvery CVM, and so it’s gone from this:

into this:

The skein photo is pretty spot on for the actual colour of the yarn. I’m very pleased with this, even if I should have let it rest longer before plying so it didn’t break so much. Next skein of CVM I’m just gonna bite the bullet and swap flyers for a higher ratio.

So for my first weekish of the Tour, I have done ALL THIS wow:

Isn’t that cool? I haven’t counted any yardages, and won’t till later I think. The green spindle is still getting added to, mostly at work/on the go because I like to be able to get some spinning done even if one evening is spent primarily processing.

In non-Tour news, I tried out those tube watercolours I got, and I can safely say I’m pretty intrigued. I think my palette is slightly more blue than I want, but I’m planning on picking up a tube of more yellow green this upcoming Saturday and a brighter yellow to help balance it out. First painting is very pleasing: I made a snail.