A Favorite Subject with his Prey

The other day on my morning walk I saw a Great Blue Heron fishing in the small lake near my home. It looks like it has caught a baby bullhead.

heronwithfish

Below is my minnow design pasted, stretched and ready to dye. My recent batch of rice paste was easier to handle with this rather challenging stencil.

minnowrepeatpasted

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Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

2 thoughts on “A Favorite Subject with his Prey”

  1. I love the strong simplicity of your designs, rather like those of the heron.The pictures you are using in your under -the -title -header are really lovely.
    .-= judith´s last blog ..velvet 2 =-.

  2. thanks, Judith … the theme allows me to randomize a set of images of my artwork so each time a visitor comes the screen refreshes, showing one of the set.

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