Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Form Drawing & Dalia Flowers

I took my sons out biking the other day and he said " Hey Mom, look at me - straight and the curved just like that drawing stuff we are doing".  
I always believe in my heart that Waldorf influence is doing my kids good - but for them to come out and say something like that, for a 5 year old to be able to think  and relate is wonderful.  

Form drawing is a wonderful way to help your child with his future or current handwriting, frame of mind and over all comfort with drawing.

Here is my newest experiment with dye.  Its from a Dalia flower that was dark plum in color.  I used 4 huge flowers - 2 that were dried up and dead and 2 fresh.  I have gotten so much color out of this pot I am thrilled.  I also after getting a lot of green dye out have now started to get a purple/gray purple on silk after all that green.  Yes same pot and mordant - crazy.  I have hear of Saffron being able to do that with cotton and silk but this is great.


Cyntheeii said...

beautiful- just love it!

Maymomvt said...

Hels has stopped form drawing and doesn't mind. I, however, think it's beautiful and meditational. Lou is doing all those cool celtic knot forms this year. I can't wait to try some :)

Helen said...

How did you sue the Dahlia flowers-ie. soaking and heating and did you add anything to the bath to get such a great change in colour -like ammonia or washing soda? I have not dye with dahlia so im a really interested- also just a mad passionate dyer!