Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pomegranate Prints

I have been thinking of natural dyes and natural ways of making art work.
These are experiments with pomegranate juice as an ink.

Gorgeous colors!

I am thinking of adding graphite to these images, but they are also nice as is.

This was fun to do, I am also going to try strong brewed tea as a colorant.

I am surprised at the variation of color. Fun!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Equinox!

Well, yes I know I am a day late, but I thought this too nice not to share.

Hope you all head a lovely day yesterday and more lovely (cooler) days to come!

Friday, September 18, 2009


Goodies from the gem show in Tucson!

We had a lovely time visiting friends and buying beads.

Now I need a week locked in my studio.....

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Approaching Fall

Getting some inspiration by the changing seasons.
New pieces in the shop.

Going to Tucson for the Gem Show this weekend, lots to share when I return!
Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, September 7, 2009

24 Hour Trip

The best thing about Flagstaff could be it's close vicinity to us! A get away without too much time wasted in the car!

Matthew and I came to stay the night at the Monte Vista for our fourth wedding anniversary.

Luckily, it was also Flagstaff's First Friday Art Walk.
This was super cool because you can go into all the shops in the evening instead of trying to fit them all in the next day.
Also, I must say, I was quite impressed with the crowds, the food at all the galleries, the music and the camaraderie of galleries and shops alike.
Even the local bead store had wonderful live music and quite the spread.

We went to Brandy's for breakfast mainly for me to check out more artwork by Shonto Begay,
which was wonderful but hard to see amongst the breakfast rush.

Mattthew and I both used to live in Flagstaff so we cruised our old hoods and made a long stop over at Bookman's. Getting out of town , no matter how close or far, helps our perspective.
And how about that rain on Saturday! Who-hoo!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Some ideas for new Block Prints

This is a drawing I made before I was pregnant.

This is an idea I had on how we can be connected to the world through our grief, how it is beneficial. The tears become seeds which bloom into flowers. Maybe a good idea, but I need a different perspective, this one looks too familiar.
Getting back into the groove of printmaking, Monday was my first day beck in the lab.