Now that I have finished the twins tallitot, as attested by this finished corner piece, it is now time to get back to Yoni’s tallit.
Yoni’s tallit is a little complicated. It is expressing several ideas from his haftarah.
There are striped representing rocks. I already completed those.
I ironed the painted leaves to set the color and then set down more color.
It’s getting there, but clearly it isn’t quite enough.
Yoni wanted a dark forest green. I needed to add more color.
I also realized that the strips would be vastly improved if I floated a layer of lighter color between the leaves.
I used the now colored water from this painting effort to paint the background. Every once in a while I would add a bit more paint to the water.
As I filled in the background with the light green I heard the voice of my mean Kindergarten teacher in my head. Miss Kendall was full of very strict advice as we drew or painted.
I remember her scolding me for using the water from my “dirty water” while I was water coloring.
While I do hear the voice of Miss Kendall scolding me in my head. I also know that every bit of art advice she gave me was wrong. So while I hear her voice, I no longer listen to her.