Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Biscuits.........Mmmmmmm...........

There is one smell that transports me straight back to the studios of St. Martins, the waft of scorched Calico in the air. That singed, slightly over cooked biscuity smell i associate with toile making. I both love and hate it at the same time. Memories flood in, of a time when i was so passionate and excited about my work as well as experiencing extreme tiredness and having a constant fear of failing. Wow, the smell of burnt Calico can do so much!
Well i had another incident with the iron today. I had just printed a sample of a hand drawn check and decided to whip it up into a bag, when i lost my focus and burnt it. The smell transported me and in my daze i just decided to repeatedly burn it all over, what the heck, why fret, just roll with it. And the result is a bizarre kind of tie dye effect with interesting (steam hole) spots all over. Im not saying its a cutting edge design but i do like that evocative biscuity smell. I wonder how long it will last before it washes out........


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