Dandelion stem cordage

A nice mindless morning task, twisting cordage. My dandelion stems were completely dry. Then I moistened them again in a tub to give flexibility for twisting. The resulting cord has a nice sheen. The...

Onion skin printing

Eco-printing occurs in its own time. Usually, it feels like too much to undertake. Then suddenly, it is fine, easy and fun. I’ve been saving onion skins in a bag near the kitchen counter....

One square at a time

This seems like a monumental effort but I am embarking on it. I am not a quilter, but I do stitch and what is quilting, but stitching through multiple layers? I decided to start...

Experiments

I did some assessment of the new techniques I’ve been exploring to develop interesting pages for my handmade books. I have quite a collection forming, which is gratifying. I realized that I don’t want...

Abstract Bird

I attended the Slow Handwriting workshop offered by LA Shambhala with Barbara Bash over zoom. I am a fan of Barbara Bash’s calligraphy and brushwork, not to mention her contemplative approach. But for some...

Cyanotypes with lupine leaves

I’m working on my repertoire of techniques. I pressed some lupine leaves, which have wonderful dramatic rayed shapes. Then laid them over the cyanotype solution which I painted on these little four-winds folded booklets....

A monoprint a day

This is my latest multi-day art practice, inspired by a class that I didn’t end up taking from Karin Otto at Waterfall Arts. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was having...