Saturday, April 4, 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020

Don't mind the mess, because yes, there is one, and you are only seeing a bit of it. I am going to do something with that horse!
Top photo shows items dyed in madder root hanging to dry. It also shows, on the table, two sets of leaves sandwiched between scarves with one set rolled around a dowel. Middle photo shows the unrolling of steamed scarves taken out of the turkey roaster. Leaves have been peeled away in the bottom photo and prints of oak leaves and eucalyptus are visible.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Snowman Season

These little guys are ready to be painted. One of my favorite things to do...add paperclay to gourds (these I grew years ago) and then paint them. Tis the season for snowwomen and snowmen!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Day 4 - not doing this anymore LOL -will only post when I feel like it. :)

This is a paper mache' head that I made a while ago. It fell off the wall when a crazy squirrel got into the house, ran up and around the walls and at one point landed on this head knocking it onto the floor. I need to repair it in a few places. Black Beauty, I call it. I don't remember what happened to the squirrel.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Day 3

Adding more blank pages (it's a bit thin) and looking for just the right leaf to jazz up the cover. Oh, and see my new rug! It's not an area rug, but a floor mat - which is why it was only 10% off rather than 30% off - even though the sign directly in front of it said 30% off. I told the clerk that the sign was a bit misleading and confusing. She said it was confusing for them too. Huh? That was supposed to make me feel better? Then she took the sign away. It's okay though. I like the rug a lot.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Day 2

One of my sons hand-makes wooden paddles and covers them with resin. Here's a link to a pic with one of his paddles in his Instagram account--- . When he does a resin pour (in my husband's workshop - which means it's convenient for both of us) he often saves just a bit of resin for me to use for the blank bezels that I've purchased for making jewelry. This summer I started drying small leaves and flowers to preserve in resin necklaces, which is why there are so many books filled with Queen-Anne's-Lace or ferns in my house.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Day 1

I made some notebooks from cloth and paper . They had been near completion for  awhile, but needed a few extras leaf bits added. Geranium and eucalyptus and sumac and rose and catalpa leaves are all here. Most all of the pages are blank, but I did add a print here and there.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

My new resolution - the plan being to commence after Thanksgiving of this year - is to make or at least work on something every day and document it here. Hmmm, we'll see how long I can sustain this. We'll see if I follow through and even begin beyond sharing my plan.  Happy Turkey Day everyone! I do know that since I post infrequently and don't have any followers that it's likely that no  one will see this before Thanksgiving, but am still sending good wishes out to al! ☺️

Sunday, March 31, 2019

This is from a few years ago. I just like the picture of my son.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This is a scarf that a customer purchased through my on-line shop, but was then lost en route to its destination. Now every month I get an email from USPS saying that my package is still lost, but they are searching and doing everything in their power to locate it. Not sure how long before they give up and reimburse me for the shipping and the value of the scarf. :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This hibiscus was used to make the shirt below. Yes, that beautiful pink transformed into the earthy yellows below.

Dyed with Cochineal Beetles. Next step, add leaves.
Maple and sumac and eucalyptus and dusty miller and wild geranium and rose leaves and...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Friday, November 24, 2017

Different stages of the process. The white ones have been soaked in soy for a couple of days and will be left to dry for approximately a week. The others are further along. They were recently opened after a four hour steaming and will dry for a week or more before they are washed and ready to go.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

T-shirts in the works. The colors will be less intense once they dry, but there are some nice prints here. I soaked a couple of the cotton shirts in soy milk overnight before bundling and the pink from the eucalyptus is brighter on those, so I will have to continue to experiment with the soy.

Walk 2

Here is another look into my backyard on April 4, 2020.