For ink making in 2021, I wanted to experiment with plants and other materials I hadn’t tried before, one of which was honeysuckle berry. These cheery red berries show up in July and are everywhere on the borders of the woods and fields near where we live in upstate NY. I was so busy with summer events and life that I decided to freeze the … Continue reading Honeysuckle Ink
This fall was an exciting time to be a rookie ink maker. I went for long walks to look for all types of berries and nuts that I could use and found that 2020 was a bumper crop year for so many of the plants that are great for making ink. Continue reading Ink Making Fall 2020
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.
We are really lucky to have The Clark, a gem of a museum, nestled up here in Williamstown, MA and not so far from my home. It’s never to crowded and I can spend time viewing some wonderful art that always inspires me no matter how many times I see them. Here are a few: Continue reading A Winter visit to The Clark
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
I smiled as I smelled the scent of the lilacs every time I walked outside. It is so intoxicating. I hoped it would permeate the laundry on the line. Continue reading Lilacs, laundry and …
Getting Ready for the exhibition Continue reading Getting Ready…
It’s been over a decade since I have felt so immersed in Paint. Not sure which are done … but continuing the process and really relishing this absolutely joyful time. Continue reading Studio Days