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artist books

” Twas on the moon of wintertime…

…when all the birds had fled” , sings the Huron Christmas carol. Indeed, the birdies have fled:   Blogging today from my husband's room on the fifth floor of a local hospital where he has been since Christmas Eve as … Continue reading

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November Studio

It is the last day of November and the day of Saint Andrew, patron of Scotland ( Greece, too) and all Scots, even those like me from Orkney! Time to report on the month's art activities, though I will not … Continue reading

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October Studio

September has passed in a blur of sun, studio-time and a mad race to prepare for the annual studio tour of two weekends. As I have spent most of the post-tour week cleaning up, it occurred to me that you, … Continue reading

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May Gardenista

To celebrate May Day and the work of our hands, yours and mine, dear Reader, I am sharing with you the next in my ‘Botanica’ series of Artist’s Books. On the left (above) is the first ‘Gardenista’ book, beside some of … Continue reading

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April Adieux

At the start of the month of April, the Kaleyard was not without some ragged post-winter charm: After the spring clean-up: Meanwhile, the indoor dye garden is growing. First. Japanese indigo (Persicaria tinctoria). I layered the long stems to encourage … Continue reading

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Back from Brooklyn

February in Ottawa is Winterlude, AKA The Deep Freeze at minus 35… The Kaleyard looks lovely, though, with dye plants snug under the snow billows: Can't help thinking about what will have survived its first year in The Kaleyard, and … Continue reading

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