Sunday, 5 April 2020

Butarica 2020 - Palm Sunday Bundle


Vsako leto na cvetno nedeljo nesem k blagoslovu butarico in oljčno vejico. Samo letos pa ne ... Še k maši ne morem, razen po spletu ... Pa zelo pogrešam. In se nisem mogla sprijazniti, da ne bi imela butarice, saj imam potem  blagoslovljeno oljčno vejico in butarico v kuhinji na vidnem mestu do naslednje cvetne nedelje.
Each Plam Sunday I take a Palm Sunday Bundle and a smallish olive tree branch to my parish church to have them blessed. But not this year ... I can not even attend a mass in a church, only on the internet ... I do miss it badly. I could not resign myself to not have a Palm Sunday bundle, especially not because I'm used to then keep it on a spot in my kitchen until the next Palm Sunday.  

Na sprehodu v bližnji gozd sem si narezala vrbove vejice, ob cesti našla lepo cipreso, kjer sem odlomila nekaj vejic. Lesnih ostružkov seveda nisem imela kje dobiti, zato sem sfilcala trakove v živih barvah iz merino volne, ki jo imam od Bog ve kje.
During a hike to the nearby forest I cut some willow tree twigs. I got some cypress leaves. Of course, I could get no wood shavings so I felted bands of vividly coloured merion wool that has been lyeing around.

  
Butarice nisem še nikoli delala sama, vedno sem jo kupila. Je bilo kar nekaj izzivov. Ni kakšno remek delo, a sem je zelo vesela! Pa blagoslovila sem jo tudi, seveda, z blagoslovljeno vodo.
I have never made the bundle myself, I have always bought it ready-made. There were quite a few challenges I must admit. Well it is not a master-piece but I love it!  And of course I said a blessing prayer over it and sprinkled it with blessee water. 



Tako, tule na radiu bo počakala na cvetno nedeljo drugo leto.
It will remain on the radio till next Palm Sunday. 

Monday, 30 December 2019

Filcan okrogel okrasni cvetlični lonček - Wet felted flower bowl



 

Za rojstni dan si je sin zaželel filcan okrasni lonec. Kakšen naj bo, mi je kar pokazal na sliki s spleta. Lep, preprost okrogel lonec.

My son told me he would love a felted flower pot for his birthday. And sent me a photo of a round felted vase from the internet to give me an idea what it should look like. A simple round vessel.

Vsaj pet let že nisem filcala okrogle posode, tako da sem se morala kar pripraviti in obnoviti znanje. Imela sem lepo mikano domačo volno, mešanico bele in temno rjave/črne. Ker je bilo temne več kot po navadi, je barva bolj rjava kot siva.  Rumeno-oranžno sem pobarvala sama, a sam Bog ve, s katero rožico.
 I haven't made a round felted  vessel at least five years so had to renew my knowledge. I had beautiful carded farmer's wool, a mixture of natural white and natural dark brown/black. There was much more dark wool in it than usual so it is more brown than grey. The yellow-orange wool was dyed by me but only God knows with which plant.


 

 P.S. Saj vem, da bi bilo še lepše in bolj zanimivo, če bi slikala še v drugem okolju pa s kakšno rožico zraven...
 P.S. I'm very well aware it would look much better and more interesting if I took a photo of the bowl against a different background, perhaps adding a flower or two ...

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Vesel Božič - Merry Christmas


Vesel Božič vsem obiskovalcem bloga voščim!

Merry Christmas to all visitors of my blog!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Odtisi jesenskih listov na svilenih šalih - Autumn leaf prints on silk scarves

Liste iz prejšnje objave sem že uporabila. Natisnila sem jih na svileni šal Pongee08. Prav dobro so se odrezali. Škoda, da je zdaj vse listje že odpadlo z vej, začelo razpadati v večdnevnem dežju in za tisk ni več uporabno. 
Podlago sem barvala z vrbo, natisnila sem javorjevo listje. 
Na notranjem šalu prevladuje vrbova barva, odtisi listov so samo nakazani (ginko).
Spodaj je še nekaj slik šalov.
The leaves from the previous post have already been put to use.  I printed them on a silk scarf Pongee08. They performed very well. It's a pity all the leaves have fallen from the branches, started rotting after several days of heavy rains and can not be used for eco printing any more. 
The background was dyed with willow on which maple leaves were then printed. 
On the inner scarf the willow colour dominates and the leaves are just subtly printed (gingco). 
Below are some more pictures of the two scarves.
 


  

Friday, 22 November 2019

Jesensko listje za tiskanje - Autumn leaves for printing


Ko grem mimo kakega drevesa, še lepo obloženega z barvitim jesenskim listjem, si ne morem kaj, da ne bi listov nabirala. Doma jih vložim med liste papirja in obtežim s težkimi knjigami. Tako ostanejo lepo ravni in jih kasneje lahko uporabim za tiskanje. Nekateri listi barvo izgubijo in porjavijo, nekateri pa obdržijo vsaj nekaj barve. Skušala bom vsaj nekaj te barve prenesti na svilo. Če že ne bodo dali barve, bodo pa služili kot šablona in na blagu pustili svoj odtis.

In English:
I just can't refrain from picking beautiful autumn leaves when I pass by a tree still rich in coloured leaves. I put them between sheets of paper and weight them with large heavy books. In this way they remain flat so I may use them later for eco printing. Some may lose their colours to shift to plain brown but some retain at least part of the colour. I'll try to make them impart their colour to silk fabric. And if not, they will still behave as a resist and produce some print.