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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Getting shirty

I've been at it again. Bleach discharging Tesco T shirts. I tried something different this time. I rolled them up in a vegetable net. I've been collecting vegetable nets since the beginning of time in preparation for the great vegetable net famine which I'm sure is just around the corner. Nice to be able to use one at last.

It inspired me to use another for something else. To encapsulate my latest beach combing collection in order that it can come in the bath with me and have a wash. Was going to put it in the dishwasher but wasn't quite sure how I would explain a sand blockage to my dearly beloved. He would be bound to blame me no matter how fervently I denied it.

In the photo you will see my shrine to sea glass. Three of the best bottle neck rings I've ever found. One still has the stopper in. I found it while having a brush with mental illness and remember thinking if I can get this to unscrew maybe I can get my head to unscrew too. And here I am today, straight as a dye, picking up broken glass off the beach and collecting it in vegetable nets.

Anyway, I digress. I also used a different method of tying. Three giant Lakeland plastic bag clips and I really like the combination of what looks like deliberate and random marks.

I thought the back of this green one was groovy so I repeated the recipe on the front of this purple one and left it all afternoon while I went to work. Five hours later, here it is and I think it's my favourite so far. Will try leaving them all longer in the bleach future.

1 comment:

katelnorth said...

I can't believe it - a fellow member of the vegetable net collecting club - possibly the only other one? You know what's really cool - those shaped cheeses they make for kids lunches have some great colours. I actually used some a while back on a couple of postcards...