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
8 weeks into self quarantine upstate and I just had to get out and go visit my mother in Pa. for Mother’s Day. Armed with a mask and a spray bottle of sanitizer, I was ready for a week of family from a social distance. The best part of my days were the walks I took with both my sisters who live in area. We … Continue reading Spring in Pa.
This weekend Dan and I went to get another couple of buckets of ramps before the season is over and they flower. After the rain last week and along with the couple of warm sunny days I couldn’t wait to see what else was coming up. I was thrilled to see all the bits of color peeking out, the violets were opened in full force … Continue reading The Woods in Spring #3
Dan and I went for a hike up into the woods where he forages for ramps every year. I really wanted to see what else was popping up along with the ramps. Here’s what we found. I can identify a few of them but I am not quite sure if the small white one in the 6th pic is an Anemone. I really love the … Continue reading Finding Spring Treasures in the Woods
I was running about picking up a few things for an event I was doing on Thursday and was thrilled to find all these amazing colors and shapes that enchanted my senses. I really love Fall for this reason. I can “see” the watercolors flowing on the paper already. Now to get to the studio. Continue reading Falling in love with Fall
I am so happy to see all my wonderful flowers flourish this summer even though it’s been so dry and hot here. These photos will be a good reference for me in the dead of winter. Continue reading Summer Colors
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 …