Welcome to the creative zone!

You’re invited…
The Third Annual Recycled Rain Show
May 10th, 2014
from 6 – 10 pm at the
Olympic Mills Gallery in Portland, Oregon.


—-> More about the OPENING


The Recycled Rain Project benefits http://www.humanaccessproject.com/
Website details: All juried artists will create original works with collected rainwater.
While the subject matter in the paintings is varied, the over all concept is
to bring to light simple ways that we can rethink the way we use water.

Rin Carroll Jackson –
open call artist for Recycled Rain Show

Here is a sneak peek of where we started…
100% white cotton fabric 22″ x 33″
Rin Carroll Jackson SLeeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project prep an pre-dye stage 2014 (1b)
                       Rin Carroll Jackson SLeeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project prep an pre-dye stage 2014 (1a)     Rin Carroll Jackson SLeeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project prep an pre-dye stage 2014 (2d)     Rin Carroll Jackson SLeeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project prep an pre-dye stage 2014 (2c)
The process of creating the piece for the show:
“I conceptualized and facilitated the planning and design of the piece. I worked with 22″ x 33″ 100% cotton white material, sewing corners, marker-drawing on fabric for design placement, application of hot beeswax in 3 stages and the construction of framing element and hanging configuration. Joe Jackson and I drew water from the studios 165 gallon rain barrel system for mixing dyes (3 different colors), filling wash loads
for the process of fixing dyes (had to heat up to correct temperature), and the
final stage of boiling the beeswax out of the fabric.”
PORTLAND RAIN WATER FOR DYE MIXING, DYEING, WASH CYCLE & BOILING PROCESS
Rin C Jackson Sleeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project - Water collection, dye mixing, dyeing_all rights reserved (1) - Copy   Rin C Jackson Sleeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project - Water collection, dye mixing, dyeing_all rights reserved (2) - Copy   Rin C Jackson Sleeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project - Water collection, dye mixing, dyeing_all rights reserved (3) - Copy   Rin C Jackson Sleeping Bee Batik - Recycled Rain Project - Water collection, dye mixing, dyeing_all rights reserved
I would like to thank Joe Jackson, who is the dye-specialist I work with, for his help to bring our creations to fruition. His knowledge of and technique in dye work has been vital to the vibrant work coming out of Sleeping Bee Batiks in SE Portland, OR.

If you are interested in the show, but unable to make the opening event? Work will be on view through June 14th. 107 SE Washington St Portland, OR Get Directions

Industrial District, Southeast Portland, Central Eastside, Buckman

Olympic Mills Gallery is open daily to the public:

  • Mon-Fri 8 am-10 pm
  • Sat/Sun 12-10 pm

Find out more about us?

Cotton hand-waxed and dyed batik. Created in SE Portland, OR by Sleeping Bee Studio. The shirt hangs outside their new studio and productions space where they use sustainable practices and 165 gallon rain barrel system.

Photo: GREEN LEAF IMMERSION DYED BATIK. The Men’s XL, long sleeve cotton Gildan shirt hangs outside our new studio and production space. Since 2003 we have used sustainable practices. Our excitement peaks as we have designed the new facility to utilize a 165 gallon rain barrel system that gathers the Pacific NW rain off the roof. We are dedicated to creating long lasting, artistically-made products that you can enjoy for many, many years. more…

 

banjo-stand-up-bass_asymetrical-tunic-tank-dress-with-peacock-feathers-at-hips_sleeping-bee-studio_-all-rights-reserved.jpgIt has been quite a transition, but we are now settled into the studio and functioning efficiently. We had a wonderful experience at the Bend Fall Festival October 4 & 5, 2013.  2014 events include the 11th Annual SE Area ARTWalk coming March 1st & 2nd, 2014. If you have an interest in seeing our business please contact us at 503-232-0745 and we will arrange a time for you to visit.

SUNNY WEATHER IS ALMOST HERE!!!  We offer hoops —- that are hand constructed by local youth in the Portland, Oregon neighborhood and decorated by Studio artist Rin Carroll Jackson. Benefits of hooping include reduced stress and enhanced muscle-tone as well as allowing you to laugh and play… Rin can orient you to the fitness and dance aspects of hooping with the larger sized hoops in use today.

Array of Hoops 36" - 40" also in Collapsible (custom designs available) $20-$40 range

Small $20, Medium $25, and Large $30. We also have begun making Travel/Collapsible Hoops for your needs starting at $40. (custom designs available – tape selection may vary)

We encourage you to contact us to see our woman-owned, family-run endeavor focusing on providing colorful, lasting products that will bring you much joy. May this upcoming season be great for you and if you find your self in the Portland area search for the Sleeping Bee Studio to find a micro business seeking your support. (or LIKE US on facebook!!!)

All the best from Sleeping Bee Studio Staff

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