Doing dye demos downtown

Doing dye demos downtown

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Yesterday was Xpand Fest downtown, and I got to bring along the DIY tie-dye booth as well as my regular vending booth. It was a lot of fun to just hang out at a folding table in my booth and dye shirts for people to watch… It made me realize I've never just demoed before! I've taught for years and years, and I love teaching in festival settings, but yesterday was the first day I just made things and let people watch. I loved it. Here's my assistant (also Jess) hanging out in the booth. we were lucky to be mostly in the shade all day!
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Back from Belize… next up, India!

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(yes, I took that photo... with my phone!!)I just had a really rewarding 2.5 weeks "off," hanging out in the jungles, mountains, and beaches of Belize. What a treasure of biodiversity that little country is. And somehow, miraculously, even though there wasn't as much sun as I hoped and I am covered in itchy bug bites, my brain was still able to turn off the near-constant anxiety and worry that I had been experiencing before I left. I'm grateful to have been able to save up enough to go, and I'm grateful to my travel companions for being cool with my artist's budget! (we saw a lot of Mayan ruins.) Now I have 5 nights in the States to prepare for the BIG trip to India to study traditional textiles!!…
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