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A Roar of Summer


A Roar of Summer.

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Rust Dyed Eco Prints


Another eco print from the May bundles. It’s fabric – muslin. As with other bundles from this batch, there’s little evidence of the plant matter I used. Continue reading

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Eco Prints on Rhubarb-Dyed Silk: Embossing, Imprinting, Staining, Washing


In my previous blog I showed the results of a batch of eco print bundles on paper and fabric that I’d dyed using rhubarb leaves.

The experiment included some silk samples. It was my first attempt at eco printing with silk. Continue reading

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May Eco Prints (The Gift of The Unexpected and The Gentle Spear)


In my blog Dyeing with Rhubarb Leaves, I wrote that I didn’t get what I expected. “Not at all.”

Not at all meaning I was disappointed … Continue reading

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The Naked Hero and the Red Stones


I’ve been writing about stones in recent blogs. Stones I’ve found on my new allotment plot, that, while uniformly black (more or less) on the outside, those I found split in two, revealed a wonderful interior uniqueness, like these in the picture to the left. Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing Today: Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)


After a break of a few months, I’m back in the singing saddle and back to preparing songs for recording. Don’t hold your breath. It will take some time but under Sacred I hope to include Webber’s poignant Pie Jesu, from his Requiem, written to commemorate the death of his father in 1982. Requiem premiered in 1985. Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 heads off to Miami


The Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015 is rolling towards Miami as I write, where it will be on show in the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) at 1103 Biscayne Blvd between June 19 and 21.

Please go if you can, if you’re in Miami next weekend, and check out my sketchbook. Continue reading

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Dyeing with Rhubarb Leaves


I may not have been around much since the eclipse of the moon, but in all the chaos I did manage to do some more experimental botanical dyeing. The rhubarb in my garden tried to flower recently, which would have … Continue reading

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Arthouse Coop Sketchbook: Digitised and Online – and On Show in Atlanta, Georgia


I’ve just had word from Art House Coop that my 2015 Sketchbook, which will shortly be touring to various US venues, is now digitised and is available for viewing at this link:
https://sketchbookproject.com/library/16142 Continue reading

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A Rose Would Smell as Sweet


Alas, unexpected disruptions (including an eclipsing moon) made it impossible for me to participate in the blog hop of Kat Sloma’s Liberate your Art (international) Postcard Swap. I did receive these beautiful cards, however, from 5 wonderful artists. Here there … Continue reading

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