No complaints about my first day of summer vacation.
I enjoyed a morning walk, played in the studio, took a little siesta, read and even managed to get a little bit of cleaning in. :)
It hasn't taken me anytime to get into vacation mode this year.
Besides a little journaling today, I played with solar printing again. I had done a bit last summer, and its something I want to learn more about this summer.
So I recently bought a few bottles of of Jacquard Solarfast paint. You paint it onto fabric, place a dark mask on the painted fabric and then this goes into sunlight to develop. I printed a few altered photos as transparencies and then used those as masks to solar print. This was all an experiment, as I never used Solarfast before and was really curious about it.
I only got 4 pieces done before the sky turned black and the rain came down. You can see those 4 experiments while processing in the photo above.
I really liked how one of them turned out.
I liked this one.
And I learned a lot from the other 2.
Once you are finished you rinse out your pieces and that stops the printing process.
I plan on playing around with Solarfast more this summer. I am still trying to make some transparencies that really knock my socks off. AND Its very exciting to experiment.
And today I finally had one flower bloom on my peony plants. Its the first time they've ever bloomed.
And my roses are looking gorgeous right now also.
That's all for me today. I've got a few errands on my list, but I'm not spending my whole day with chores. What about you? Up to anything fun?