Friday, November 30, 2012

Pumpkin Mess

The pumpkin developed a leak, and this is why I put rosin paper down under live still lifes.  I also have a flannel backed plastic table cloth on top of the hardwood table this still life resides on.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cork Stamps

Making good use of the modern version of a wine cork and am carving them into stamps.  They hold up quite well to the carving and to the stamping.

The stamps are a little on the "organic" side which makes them deliciously mine!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Little Paint

A little fabric paint on natural dyed cotton and silk fabrics, now to add more paint.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WIP - Hands and Sandstone Cliffs

I was starting to think I had made a mistake adding the vertical lines to this piece, that there's no way they could occur naturally on cliffs, after all most color deliniation lines we see are horizontal in the forms of layers right?  Wrong.  My gut instinct was correct the proof came when I was browsing through some photos of the local limestone cliffs.

I was greatly encouraged when I came across this batch of photos this evening.  So in addition to working on the computer tomorrow, I'll be pushing this hands piece even further.


Time to make some encrusted fabrics as well, this is a section of the same sandstone cliffs in the above photos.

Ledges State Park, Boone, Iowa.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Compost Dyeing eBook - Kindle Version

If you bought the Kindle Version of Compost Dyeing and Other Fermentation Dyeing Techniques, and it's a screwed up mess, email me at and I will send you the corrected version of the book!