I'm an art junkie, a painter for many years, but my life now seems to be filled with fabrics, art quilts, dyeing, refashioning (and who said that was easy?) and watching "Project Runway". And of course, the ever present task avoidance.
Looking at artist's websites and blogs is like being on a mini vacation. What fun to find the tutorial "Shibori with Fabric Paint" on Goria Hansen's site: http://gloriahansen.com/weblogGloria is a talented artist, be sure to check out her site. So off I went to Home Depot, had them cut a 10 foot pvc pipe (2" diameter) into five sections and it's been a new adventure in my fabric painting all this week. When I slide the painted fabric off the pipe I usually forget a couple of rubber bands which go flying and keeps my cat, Toni, amused and off my table for a while.
I haven't seen one of these in years so of course, I bought one. I almost hated to use it...but I did.