Friday, February 20, 2009

Magical Moods in Fibre

Scorched country (my impression of the devastating bushfire in paint)
acrylics, goldleaf and eucalypt leaves on canvas (80cmx100cm)

Threats have eased in the last week so I have been breathing easier (inhaling smoke no less....cough cough) but we are still cought between (what everybody would say) "a rock and a hard place": the Bunyip fire to the south of us is still fiercely burning and has now destroyed 25000 ha ! and to the north-east of us there is the Yarra fire and to the north west of us there is the Kilmore Murrundindi fire. We are learning all these new words like: contained fires, controlled fires, awareness messages, alert messages and their subliminal you either have to be a linguist or a lawyer to understand the intricacies fully...I will give you another one: "leave early": someone asked what "early" means in this bushfire season in one of the meetings we had. The answer: " When there is a fire in your area"...Well, let's get everybody in Victoria out then and evacuate to Fiji....I need a nice holiday close to water....:))

On a more happy note: yep you guessed it: I dyed some more angorino tops and silks...hmmm yummy. The theme for this week was discussed on our Ixchelbunny group on and I gladly announce it to be "Magic" mainly a combo of Princess Bride (the fabulously magical movie you just have to see !) and ofcourse "Lord of the Rings" (which will get a theme of its own someday I am sure, since it's my all time favourite magical book/movie)...but let's see what I came up with......all these babies are up for adoption again so stalk me anytime !

Hand dyed angorino tops (5%angora, 95% 19 micron merino)
150-160g/5.6 oz AU$19

Merry & Pippin (sold)

Gandalf the Blue

the Wood Elves (only 1 left)

Inigo Montoya ........"Prepare to dye.....:)" (sold)

Princes Buttercup (sold)

" As you wish........"

Wizard of Oz (sold)

Hand dyed Mulberry Peace Silk tops
(50grams/appr 2oz: AU$23)

Arwen (sold)

Dread Pirate Roberts (sold)

Saruman (sold)

TreeBeard (sold)

Pure white Mulberry Peace silk tops (25g/appr 1oz: AU$9)

Magical Pure White English Angora Organic Tops from our own "Snow White" angora bunny
75grams/appr 2.8oz AU$24
Something I forgot to add on the last update but making up for it now: let's face it "Snow White" still is part of the magic theme....:))


Sharon said...

Charly, they are stunning as always, I love the Merri and Pippin one, LOVE. Just don't have any $$$ :( and I love your artwork too, very very nice.

ixchel bunny said...

Thanks Sharon ! Yep the Merry and Pippin one was fun to do and really reminded me of the mischievous characters of LOTR...:)) As for $$$ wait, let me wave my magic wand.........and...and...can you see the stacks of $$ on your table now? :))