Saturday, April 25, 2009


So there I was, happily working along, and my pancreas decided to act up. It gets “angry” every once in a while. I took to my bed with pain pills but then started running a fever, so my doctor told me to get to the ER. They gave me antibiotics and pain meds, but I felt much better by today (ok, I was still in pain, but the fever was gone and the doctors said the infection seemed to have been warded off, and I was going stir-crazy!) so I talked them into letting me come home. I’m working with doctors in Houston to schedule surgeries, so I hope the problem will at least be relieved in the near future, if not fixed permanently.

In the meantime, here are more screen printing pics. This time, I used Speedball drawing fluid to paint an image from my journal onto the screen. I let that dry, then squeegeed screen-filler fluid over it:


Then I pulled out a piece of previously-dyed fabric that was sort of ugly, and printed several of the above images on it:


The fabric is still drying, so I can’t hang it up to get a good pic, but here’s the image from one of the prints:


So far, everything has worked just like Lyric in the QU Screen Printing class said it would—the drawing fluid washed right out, but the filler fluid stuck. I guess the real test will be whether the filler fluid washes out completely with hot water when I’m ready to “erase” it . . . and whether my pancreas decides to behave itself so that I can something done.


Judy Alexander said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Looking forward to Lyric's class.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Looks like it worked nicely! Sorry you aren't feeling well

Terri said...

Sorry to hear about your health interruptions. I wonder if this is the same products that I was reading about on Dharma the other day and wondering how well they worked.

linda stokes said...

I like your print - will be interested to hear how the pruducts stand up to washing out etc. Hope your health problem gets sorted soon.

Wen Redmond said...

great inclusion for your blog- did you have any trouble removing the screen fluid of the design area?

tiedyejudy said...

Oh, Michele. I hope you are feeling better... I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. BTW, I love your print!

TextileTraveler said...

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments!

Plain Jane said...

way cool design and thanks for the description! hope you're feeling better.