color names

Color in Elizabethan Dress Other color names used needing further research from this period: DOVE-GREY, PANSY, SCRATCH FACE, VERDIGRIS, DAWN, WATER-COLOR, BEANS-BLUE, APE’S LAUGH, CRISTALLINE, SMOKED OX, TRISTAMI, FLOWERING RYE, FADING FLOWER, GOSLING GREEN,...

more signatures

I cut and folded and trimmed 8 signatures for future use. Guard sheets have Asian screen painting imagery from an old calendar. Interior sheets are Blick’s 9 x 12 white sulphite drawing paper. Things...

visualizing

Short-cut quilt in progress. I’m building a top and bottom out of nine patches and strips of fabric. The fabric with pronounced gray green stripes is khadi cloth from India, a gift from Suzanne....

Gee’s Bend

The Master Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Ala. I am fascinated by the quilt artists of Gee’s Bend. This is a beautiful little film about them, their work, and their community.

bookmaking

Happiness is a few hours in the bookmaking studio this morning, looking up occasionally to observe a light snow falling. I assembled this Coptic book, with covers made from ecodyed papers toned with watercolor:...

trapped

Cabbage butterfly indoors. Certain death both inside and out.

working on

a baby blanket for the pizza man and his wife. Amazing how muscle memory retained how to crochet after so many years. The Midwife Blanket And it’s cold and going to get colder and...