I just received a commission for a tapestry that would remind my friend of her years in Jamaica in the Peace Corps, next to the Caribbean seas. We were there together in the 80"s and spent as much time as possible near the ocean. The colors have lived in my heart since then, as a palette that brought me joy. To start off this piece, I decided the first step was to create the colors. I went back to my notes on Sabraset dyeing, from my workshop with Rebecca Bluestone, many moons ago. Then started creating different depths of shade with two colors - yellow and turquoise. I felt like a mad chemist, measuring and mixing colors to create what I saw in my heart as the palette of the Jamaican coast. Now to start drawing.