i’m always on the lookout for interesting and weird items that can be used for tools in making art. sometimes i know what the item was originally used for but most of the time i don’t. this piece is one where i have no clue what this item is or what it is use for.
but it works great for marbling. i like using it to swirl the colors around on the marbling size. here is another view of it.
what is this?
do you have a clue?
can you help me out?
when trying to get things done, i hate little irritants. actually i hate big ones too. lately i’ve been spending time in the garden trying to get things done before it gets so darn hot and humid around here. one of my biggest pet peeve is water hoses that kink up. talk about a big pain in the patootie. and i hate very long hoses. they are too much to drag around and are bound to get kinked.
to avoid that i like to buy a quality hose. this one is my favorite.
but they are pricey. worth it, but still pricey. recently i wanted to buy three 25 foot hoses, but the smallest they came was 50 ft. at over $25 each. ouch! that would have been over $75.
so instead i purchased a 100 foot hose for $38. then i purchased these.
hose repair kits
cost–$6 for the set. i purchased 3 sets for $18.
male & female parts
so for $58 and about 20 minutes of work, i get three 33 foot hoses.
gotta love that.
continuing to work on the multi-technique art quilt. last week i marbled the fabric, screen printed and painted the flower. this week i’ve added some thread sketching.
marbled flower with stitching
and a close look
a little stitching
and some stitching on a leaf
now to decide how to quilt the background