Category Archives: Art

I’ll be Back


I’m having to have a break from blogging. My longest since I started blogging in 2013. My  first blogging holiday in five years. Meanwhile, it’s catkin season. I’ll be back. Hope you’re all having a good 2018. See you soon. … Continue reading

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New Departures in Eco Printing – Impressures Negative Realities and Graphic Notation


More eco prints on watercolour paper. The deep brown-black of the sumac is the actual leaf. It fused with the paper because I made an extra-tight sandwich of the materials and steamed it for  a longer period of time in … Continue reading

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Taking a Walk with Pussy Willow An-Dro into the (Negative) Space of Possibility


Like the other eco prints on watercolour paper in  the  batch made the other week, this is a pair of mirror image prints. Quite by chance (if you believe in coincidence – I don’t) there’s an inner circle of imprints … Continue reading

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In Search of Blue: Dyeing with Woad, Beans and Lentils


And I haven’t found it. Blue. Yet. And in the first picture, when I believed I was dyeing with black beans, I discovered I’d used black lentils. Pah! Black beluga lentils, which are – blue.  I do like the bronzey silks, however. … Continue reading

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Maroon Staccato: Another Pair of Eco Prints on Watercolour Paper


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And Another Eco Print on Watercolour Paper


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Eco Print on Watercolour Paper


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The Spaces In-Between

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Originally posted on following thread:
Many years ago I bought a ceramic plaque for my sister.  It was whimsical–had a figure dancing on a mountainside and the inscription read something like “Life is not measured by the number of breaths…

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Eco Collographs/Negative Space


The print to the left is one from a batch I made using for the first time my new little fine art printer. And I’ve been playing around with the prints with a focus on, as I wrote about recently, … Continue reading

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Another Eco Print on Silk – Three Eucalyptus Leaves


I know, looks like six leaves, not three, but it’s a mirror image print. On the left of the middle fold are prints of the fronts of the leaves, on the right, the backs. I think it’s the tannin – … Continue reading

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