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
Making safflower ink Continue reading Safflower Ink 8.2021
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.
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 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 …
Today was the epitome of a March day in upstate Ny. Sun then clouds and snow that falls but doesn’t accumulate. The warmer days and the still very cool nights bring the best gift all: maple syrup. Continue reading March in Upstate N.Y.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”— Herman Melville Continue reading Creating Magic