Monthly Archives: April 2014

April showers bring forth May flowers

An English proverb that I remember fondly is “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” I love the months of March and April, as it reminds me of spring with light wind and cooler temperature. The season brings … Continue reading

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surface design through felting

I had not heard the term surface design until I had been felting for some period of time.  I would occasionally hear it mentioned, on felting groups and forum. Curiosity finally got the best of me, so I started to research what it … Continue reading

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eco-dyed easter eggs

Last weekend at the art show reception, I was introduced to an elderly woman by a fellow artist who asked me about how I made the art piece that I had on display. After hearing what I told her about … Continue reading

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ethereal, a bounty of color

I am enamored with every part of the eucalyptus tree from  its fragrant leaves, bark, and flowers for natural dyeing, eco-printing, or marking on fabric. The leaves of this tree give the most vibrant reddish-orange dye and it works beautifully on silk and … Continue reading

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the allure of rust

Sometimes simple things, like rusty and old objects intrigue me. I love the reddish-brown coating that forms on the surface of iron when exposed to moisture and oxygen in the air, causing it to rust. I find them in various places;  junkyard, thrift … Continue reading

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