Clover

This was probably the quickest hand-cut paper piece I’ve done so far. I’ll probably alter the arrangement a tad more, to keep better connection to the sides. Clover is quite an abundant crop in the Halsey area due to the local honey producers. Back in 2014, when I created the camas project, I made sureContinue reading “Clover”

Wheat and shingles 

I finished the first wheat trial and it’s received loads of interest with my FB friends. I’ll continue playing with this form by adding in a few additional stalks to the design (or going for more of a micro view by zooming in on the kernels). The work needs to cover a 2 ft xContinue reading “Wheat and shingles “

Cropping

Tuesday was a full day of work, from cropping the image, enlarging, mounting to 2 thin sheets of plywood, drilling, and many hours of cutting. Last night Dave and I talked quite a bit about how to make the image stronger from a distance. That’s been my biggest concern with taking hand-cut paper into aContinue reading “Cropping”

And a bit more…

 Slowly but surely my body is coming back into line. From a kidney infection to discovering the final gluten toxin destroying my intestines (hidden inside my multi vitamins- labeled gluten free but not since they don’t  know what’s going on with their ingredient suppliers). So now, maybe my body can finally start healing on theContinue reading “And a bit more…”

Purple Cone Flower

Thunder and rain have dominated the day, which is terribly unusual for us. Not to mention a short power outage. I’ve been trying to take daily photos of the emerging echinacea out front. I did pretty well for a day, then other things overtook my brain. They are so lovely to watch open. I’ll beContinue reading “Purple Cone Flower”

One down, 11 more to go!

Only 11 more to go before August 31! What an enormous task! I just have to focus on one at a time.  The next Camas creation will be made from a 1958 copy of “Douglas Fir Use Book” that belonged to my father. There is a large pulp mill in Halsey and I feel likeContinue reading “One down, 11 more to go!”

Christmas Cactus

Wingtip Press Reductive Monotype workshop: Day 3 Since I don’t have a lot of time today to work through the petroglyph trip (thanks to my procrastination with pulling together an installation art proposal due at midnight May 12) , I thought I should just pop up the images of the final print. For this imageContinue reading “Christmas Cactus”

Back to printing

December 23rd, I cranked out part of an edition of a couple botanical blocks. The first was one of my favorite wildflowers, Shooting Stars. We can see them in the woods near home and up into the higher elevations of the Cascades. The second print, another favorite, Camas. This plant happens to be found throughoutContinue reading “Back to printing”