Author Archives: AnnIsikArts

About AnnIsikArts

Artist/Writer/Blogger

A Return to Painting


The above image marks a surprise return to painting after a good number of years during which I painted only sporadically and without much success. Life and all that. An email arrived earlier this year, out-of-the-blue, inviting me onto a … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing and Eco Printing in Winter: Honesty and Hops I


“And herbes coude I tell eke many on,As Egremaine, Valerian, and Lunarie,And other swiche, if that me list to tarie,Our lamps brenning both night and day,To bring about our craft if that we may,Our fournies eke of calcination,And of waters … Continue reading

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Japanese Anemone 2011


“No-one ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus About a month ago, my computer crashed. I was about to buy a new one, but … and I … Continue reading

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A Lot of Edges Called Perhaps


“I have a lot of edges called Perhapsand almost nothing you can callCertainty.”   Mary Oliver

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Work in Progress


Sample of layered work on silk satin using a range of eco, botanical, contact printing methods from Kathy Hays Design courses, and using plant matter harvested from my garden.

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Natural Dyeing: Making Green


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Linen and Silk Samples Dyed with a Decoction of Dyer’s Chamomile Flowers


Chamomile appears in a number of chapters in The Rev Hilderic Friend’s Flowers & Flower Lore. Under Flowers for Heroes, Saints, And Gods he writes that it is to St Anne – said to be the mother of the Virgin … Continue reading

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Eco Print on Silk


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Another Test Eco Print on Silk Satin


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Eco Print on Linen


Learning how to print on linen (not easy) and how to resist print. I like the leaves of the Turkish Sage. They remind me of the heads of dervishes, whirling.

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