Dandelions

For my next natural dye/ink experiment I decided to see what happens with dandelions. When I picked them there was a really beautiful yellow stain on my fingers, so I hoped that that would be the color I got after the steep. I steeped the flowers for 10 hrs by pouring boiling water on them and putting the lid on. The tea came out more … Continue reading Dandelions

Violets and the beginning of an artistic journey into natural color.

Last week my sister Carol who lives in Reading, Pa. posted pictures of some jelly and simple syrup she had made from violets she had foraged. I was intrigued by the idea of making the jelly so I asked her for the recipe. Although we are a few weeks behind PA in the season I knew we would soon have a lot of violets in … Continue reading Violets and the beginning of an artistic journey into natural color.

Secret treasures behind the revolving door.

Yesterday I went to a seminar held at The Surrogate Courthouse in downtown NYC. I have never been in this particular building, I arrived like most ny’ers rushing in and having to put my heavy coat, bags and cellphone in the bins to go through security. I rushed to the elevator and went to the second floor to get to the meeting. It was a … Continue reading Secret treasures behind the revolving door.

Great Article looking at Art on Color

As a person who has had to hang art in many different types of spaces with walls of different colors and materials, the worst of which was a pink marble wall and a very strange deep orange marbke floor in the lobby of a very old building in Manhattan, it is nice to see an article devoted to the subject. The blues are intriguing, the … Continue reading Great Article looking at Art on Color

A few hours at the Met Breuer 

Today I had a mission to go see the “Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Scheile,and Picasso” at the Met Breuer. It’s up till October 8th.  Going to the Breuer in the morning midweek is always a great way to see an exhibition like this. There weren’t many people there so I could take my time and get up-close to all these lovely works on paper. If … Continue reading A few hours at the Met Breuer 

The Laundry Project #3

Hannie Eisma Varosy and Leah McCloskey  A Collaborative Pop-up Art Show and Installation Washington County NY. Artists Hannie Eisma Varosy and Leah McCloskey present a collaborative pop-up art show and installation to be held on Saturday August 25, and Sunday August 26, 2018 from 12 pm to 6pm each day. The event will take place Varosy Studios, 1522 North Road, Greenwich NY 12834 and is … Continue reading The Laundry Project #3

The Laundry Project .2

One day last fall I went to go visit Hannie and we were talking about her photographs of the laundry lines in Naples Italy. The conversation turned to a very excited discussion about how much we both really love laundry on the line, the smell of laundry after a day outside and laundry lines with all white sheets blowing in the wind.   A collaboration was … Continue reading The Laundry Project .2

Creative Spaces

This past month I was asked by a friend to come and help her reorganize her studio. The space is a beautiful loft built over her garage with large windows and wood beam floors. What I found in it was a place that had all the materials and mediums and ” stuff” she uses for all her passions which included jewelry making, lampshade making, embroidery, … Continue reading Creative Spaces