Craft Book Club- Salted Clouds

I know I haven’t posted the pattern for my Elphaba Glovelettes yet, but I’ve had a few setbacks with the video that I was going to make. I might have to make do with just releasing a written pattern. I’ll do that by next week, I promise.

This month I got my project for the Craft Book Club done a little early. I finished reading “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler and although Kelly was right about the greenhouse scene having vivid imagery, I was most struck by how often it rained in this book! There were lots of rainy days and gloomy skies so I wanted to work with water as a bit of a theme. The other water related scene in the book involves an out-of-control car flying off the road and into the ocean. That gave me the idea to use salt and do something with salt paintings.

Originally I was just going to do some salt paintings and pick one I liked and frame it, but I had so much fun experimenting with different techniques with the salt that I ended up with a heap of sort of test patterns. I decided to cut them into clouds and make a canvas of a rainy sky. I’m glad I did I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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Next month the book is “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. I’m not going to start reading it until July though, so I don’t get too ahead of myself. Besides, I have plenty of other projects to work on, like the round blanket I’m knitting for example… More on that next week too.

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