Category Archives: Mixed Media

Judas Basket, Magnetic Thinking, The Flowers of Evil and Eco-Dyeing with Wisteria


“I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. ” ~Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing. I like … Continue reading

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I’m Back (with) Tacita Dean, Collectingness, Creativity and Health


The other day I was unpacking a box (yes, almost a year after our house move there are boxes yet to be opened) and came upon a small yet very heavy suitcase and on opening it found it housed my … 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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Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 – Success!


Sold!  I’m pleased to have had the news that the work I entered in this year’s (2017) Twitter Art Exhibit, to raise money for Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity for the aid of terminally ill children, has sold. The work … Continue reading

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Nature as Reliquary – or Cup Cake


Here are three recent eco prints on watercolour postcards, mounted on MDF board. Afterwards, I enhanced the prints with encaustic medium. Quite a process. I gathered the leaves to make the prints. I sandwiched the gathered leaves between the watercolour … Continue reading

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Eco Print/Encaustic Watercolour Postcard IV


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Eco Print/Encaustic Watercolour Postcard III


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Eco Print/Encaustic Postcard on Watercolour Paper I


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A Recent Experiment in Eco Printing on Khadi (Cotton) Paper


I knew when I discovered khadi paper, 10 years or so ago, that I’d find something creative to do with it. It is such a seductive material, being textile (cotton) as well as paper. Well, it’s taken all that time … Continue reading

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In Praise of Slow


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau Here’s another from my latest batch of eco prints on silk. I took the batch outside to photograph. I thought how well this print looked … Continue reading

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