Friday, December 05, 2014
It's been a busy week, and I've summarized most of it in our travel blog.
But I'll share a story here that I couldn't put in the blog. DH liked the idea of painting batik panels as a gift for his brother and sister-in-law, so one rainy afternoon we went down to the shop at the market and picked out two coordinating designs. Now, DH is a big, ex-football-playing attorney, who is musical but not exactly artistic. But the batiks already have the wax painted on the fabric, creating the designs. All the person needs to do is carefully paint the dye in the spaces. And the dye flows, stopping at the wax which resists the dye. Easy peasy! It was so funny to coach (and coax) DH along as he mixed his colors and carefully painted on the dye. His efforts: the giraffe, and the sky on the elephant design. I pretty much did everything else. It was really cute, working on this together.
Here's the blog link:
And just a few photos for the title: