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Weaving

Kumihimo

This past weekend, I participated in a Kumihimo workshop given by Alison Irwin.

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Drawing and painting

Fibre Diversion Diverted

I’ve been cajoling myself for obsessing just a little too much about  fibre, …and knitting.. and fibre.. and NOT drawing and painting. Just as I’m settling down to paint the withering skunk cabbage that’s been banished to the kitchen porch, and have all my pastels out and my golden yellows smudging my fingers, – a […]

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Dyeing

Rumplestilskin’s Nemesis

No doubt it would have been salad for the bear that lives there  – crunchy hors d’oeuvres before a feast of fat larvae, so I just took one.  It’s interesting how the first harbingers of spring for us – our native skunk cabbage, and the Indian Plum – Oemleria cerasiformis, are not so sweetly scented as we would […]

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Garden

Catkins

Spring cleaning today, I dusted off an old leather handbag that my mother had made in Art school over seventy years ago. Exquisitely tooled, alder catkins. I love the alder when it first buds quietly, almost breathlessly, with a soft ruddy haze on the tips of the branches in the quiet grey days of winter. […]

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Garden

Hellebores

Hellebores, earthy, push through the scattered fall debris. This drawing I had done in January, when the early “White Magic” appeared. Unearthly. Today, in my garden, Black Hellebores.But is black black? lack of colour, or is it supersaturated colour? The colour is luminous.  Such an intense colour that it is percieved as black. Today, searching […]

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Weaving

luminosity

On the loom right now, Bronson Lace Towels.  Love the colours. Love the punctuation of the Bronson  squares, full to the grid square, or centred in neighbouring square. And the inspiration I took  from an earlier chalk pastel I did of the Physalis alkekengi ..Japanese Lantern. I’m reminded to  take time today, to draw.  It […]

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Garden

Rhododendrons

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Garden

Waterlily

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Garden

Wisteria arbour

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Garden

Rose arbour