Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pinks and Reds

I dyed with cochineal this weekend . No orange but
lots of red , pink & lavender .
I will keep working on finding new colors.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Working with Weld to achieve yellow . hopefully to get 
a brighter green  and a brighter orange . we shall see...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lopez Island with India Flint

I arrived on Lopez Island to this beautiful sunset .
the house where i stayed .

the class was held in this lovely place
the view from the work studio
bundles waiting to be unwrapped
my altered shirt


back of my apron

drying fabric

                                I have not been able to write about this experience . no words
                                could describe how wonderful this class made me feel . lopez
                                island alone was eye opening . it was an amazing combination of
                                people . india was very giving , not only in teaching us but feeding
                                us . christi carter who was the contact person was amazing .
                                carol who hosted me in her home was so gracious .
                                if this class is ever offered here again , i will be there in a heart beat ,

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Dyeing Lac Today


I needed some pink/purple color for my new project .
Of course you never end up what you had envisioned  .
but that is ok .... i have learned to just go with the flow
when you are using natural dyes .

I hope to have something to show soon .
I have been busy going to San Francisco , Monterey & Santa Fe .
I have been home the last 2 weekends so i have been working  away .
i hope everyone has been having a " do what you want summer " .

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Finished  ....
a close up of my latest finished project .

Full size

Lunch with peter & leelee.
our favorite place to eat .

and leelee .. she told her mother she 
was asleep .

i have been traveling , creating and having fun .
i hope all is well on your side of the studio .

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holidays are Here

It is a mini christmas at my house . we head out 
to SF next week to spend it with my daughter and
her family . things change when you have a grandchild .

i love this . when leelee is older it would make 
a great gift . of course i could buy it for myself ( :
alexander girard is my favorite . if you ever
go to santa fe make sure you see his collection at
the international folk museum .

Here we are shopping at a crafts fair 
in San francisco . she loved this basket
and little stool .

This is what christmas is all about .
may everyone have a great holiday 
wherever they are ...



Saturday, November 22, 2014

A New Painting

I have finally finished something ...
I have so many projects i am working 
on but nothing finished . I have not been
missing , i have just been posting photos 
over at instagram . You can find me there
using my name . 
I am looking forward to thanksgiving at my 
daughter's house in San Francisco .
It will be a first for me . Life changes when 
you have a grandchild . It is all good .
Hope you are where ever you want to be.
Happy Thanksgiving