Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Colors of the Bunny Line-Up
|From left to right: chocolate tort, black tort, blue tort, black tort and black tort.|
Black tort is also the regular tort, the official designation in the Standard of Perfection is "Tort".
|Tort and blue tort. Blue tort is the dilute version of tort.|
Blue tort aaB-C-ddee
The difference is in the D location. The D shows the dense color and the dd shows the dilute color.
|Chocolate tort and tort.|
Chocolate tort: aabbC-D-ee
Both are dense color with the D but the chocolate tort carries two brown genes (brown gene is also called the chocolate gene) while the tort carries at least one black gene.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Bunny Lining Up for Photo Op
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Clean Fawn and Sooty Fawn
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
|McCormick Neon food color and egg dye is very compatible with Angora yarn.|
From right to left, it's purple, pink, blue and green.
The food color does not have acidity, it is necessary to add vinegar when using it to set the dye.
|These are four skeins of 100% English Angora yarn spun and dyed by Maureen. The colors match the order of the color vials on the top photo: purple, pink, blue and green.|
Monday, June 16, 2014
Dyeing Green Yarn
|These two green food colors in the supermarket food color kits give quite a different results.|
|The green in the left of the first photo gives a light pastel green.|
|The Neon green in the right side of the first photo gives a neon green. This skein is made by Betty, due the sunshine, the neon green is more intense than it is in the shade.|
|Maureen used the same McCormick Neon Green for the above skein, due the shade, the color does not look as intense but it's still quite neon.|
Sunday, June 15, 2014
There is an exhibit at the Morgan Hill Community Center that can best be described as recycled art.
|A very well-lit display case with four "art" objects.|
|Another display of the similar art objects.|
The next eight photos are close-ups of the above displays. These are priced around $200-300. What are they? Go to the last photo to see the vision of the creator.
Artist Paul Loughridge explains his concepts of idea and creation. The major quote of this essay is:
"...transforms what most people would consider junk into on-of-kind surreal cyber/steam punk assemblage sculptures."
Junk or Art? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.