One of my most popular patterns, a new batch of abstracts inked and dipped last week. I first apply the inks with rollers. The soy-oil based printmaking inks do not run in the heat of the dipping. My business cards, my banner headline to my website pages, are made with the same colors and process, my name handwritten with Sharpie.
People chose their card when they buy their biodegradable food covers directly from me. Each is a small abstract. Each is an original. Like my food covers. No one else has the same cut, the same pattern.
The tea stain could be the base of a dark brown reddish orange dye pattern on food covers. I had taken some sun tea with me to a wonderful gathering of drummers. The last bit leaked on the way back onto this T-shirt. 3 hours – dry cloth exposed to wet of tea. Potential!
Conversation about jojoba oil
They enter my booth, the couple, beauty and grace, with curiosity. Olga peels the wrap away from the onion. She sniffs it. “Jojoba oil, I smell it” she said.
I, impressed with her sense of smell, first one in 19 months to smell the oil rather than the beeswax, ask how she uses it. Her face is radiant. Her body skin soft.
“I dab it on my elbows, knees, feet, a touch on my face, every other day. For a year now.”
I answer that I rub it on exposed skin two or three times a week, definitely on Thursday when I dip. “And look at me, I’m 61.”
The young man, looking at both of us, thoughtfully, instantly, said, “I’m going to start using jojoba oil.”