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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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September Goodbyes

Not goodbye to my blog this September but certainly goodbye to the studio and garden at 20W. The Blue Heron came to say farewell:   Spent all of August and September so far sorting, packing, recycling, chucking out:     … Continue reading

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Eco Print Fest!

Today's post shows more experimental prints made by students during the recent IMPRESS '13 International Print Festival. But first, a few thoughts in which to situate the sharing we can choose to aspire to as art bloggers. In the Foreword … Continue reading

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Eco printed socks: Sweat as mordant?

One pair of Husband's 100% wool cross-country ski socks, forty years olds…yes, forty. (I am not the only one with a Stash…) One day in the winter with only left-over dried eucalyptus to print with: Wool socks bundled over debarked … Continue reading

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Eco prints for wedding guests

Just a few days to go before the wedding …Chuppah Day is May 6! The Bride is making up little Loot Bags to greet the wedding guests, with fun contributions from sundry friends and family. For the cause, I am … Continue reading

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Assembling the Chuppah: Almost Done

“Chuppah” means “that which covers or floats above ” ( cf. The New Jewish Wedding, Anita Diamant) Silk organza and silk chiffon float nicely but they are not so easy to sew. Boy, do they slip and slide and stretch… … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Leaves Make A Rainbow For The Chuppah

For the British family contribution to the chuppah, lovely Cousin Pam in Ilkley sent me these near-evergreen leaves from her March garden near the “tops” . I am not sure of all of their names but they include (I think) … Continue reading

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