Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I did a mail swap with Jamie ("artist, crafter, writer, photographer, mother interested in nature, walking & textiles") of Found While Walking.
I sent her some yardage, and she made me a weaving. The hand stitching and beading are unexpected and wonderful. It's now hanging in the window of my studio.
Also found while walking today...after my (great!) visit with David...
Posted by Jennifer at 8:20 PM
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Textile designs © Jennifer Parry Dodge 2011
Some color for your weekend.
More textiles for fall...1-3 a spectrum print in different colorways...this print was made from a photograph I took of a spectrum cast on the wall by one of our bike's reflectors. Yup. It's true.
Alternate colorways for these prints...
Still not sure about naming these...after bands? Songs? Artists? Nothing seems quite right. I don't want to give them seasonal names...because these prints will probably show up again in some form in S/S '12 too...hm.
So excited for fall: I'm collaborating with a very talented artist which may yield leather belts, and a sweater or two!!
Have a good one!
Posted by Jennifer at 1:49 AM
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My brother in law was in town for about 24 hours, so between trips to the airport it was all about chillin' and cooking at home.
Tomory made ribs smoked on our BBQ and I made sides of red beans and rice & collard greens.
The ribs were so good- but meat overload! We decided to eat light the next day & made udon soup with vegetables from scratch.
I made the dashi while T. made the noodles. They are made with just flour and salt water...but you have to knead & step on dough for a long time!
I also made a lemon barley drink to go along with the udon that I saw on Venetia. The recipe calls for lemon balm --which I picked from our garden. You make a simple syrup by reducing the strained broth (with lemon juice & sugar added) made by simmering the barley & lemon balm. I'm not sure if I could really taste the barley or lemon balm in the finished drink- but it was very refreshing!
Posted by Jennifer at 1:45 PM