Tag Archives: artist books

Indigo blues et amaranth reds in August

A busy month so far! Art, gardens, travels, guests… Brooklyn and Manhattan in late July, early August were HOT! Ottawa, too. But refuge was close: The Brooklyn Botanical Garden, and in particular, the native plants garden, were ripe with goldenrod … Continue reading

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Rust and Indigo For A Chinese Thread Book

Thanks to the delightful kindness of Kit Tyrrell, one of my blog readers in the UK, I have received two booklets by Ruth Smith about folded books that can contain many compartments. One such book is the Chinese Thread Book … Continue reading

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Snow Comes To The Kaleyard

Winter means art indoors and the studio is my refuge. For natural dyeing and eco printing, I use my stash of dried plants, dye powders and whatever fresh plant materials I can find in the fridge or a florist bouquet. … Continue reading

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Works In Progress

Summer Solstice is fast approaching and my garden is almost ready to meet the longest day of the year! It has been a month (and some! ) of long days for me in the new garden. For what is an … Continue reading

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Blooms, Books and Bylines

Gardening season is finally upon us here in the Frozen North, still only barely unfrozen I am spending most of my daylight hours sorting my new garden and contemplating my options for a redesign that features native plants suitable for … Continue reading

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I stART the year..

…by looking back! Small wonder the god Janus is conceived as two-faced: with one face that looks back, the other that looks forward. So to look forward, I start from the experience of my 2013 Pilgrimage of Life In Art. … Continue reading

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More ecoprints on paper from plants of the Subasio

At Arte Studio Ginestrelle, my studio set up for printing on paper was dependent on found materials, whatever could be repurposed for steaming papers and textiles. I used wire-mesh screen material scrunched up in a pot or a lasagna pan … Continue reading

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