Living Color

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Big News on the Horizon

– Posted in: Book, Color, Inspiration, Mixing Color
Brayer Loaded with Red Dye

The day is here—the day I can tell you what has been going on in the studio for more than the last year.... A book! Yes, a book! I am delighted to partner with Melanie Testa, my co-author, and to bring you a work from our hearts on color and surface design. What is the icing [...]

Wispy Webs

– Posted in: Color, Inspiration, Workshops
spider web jewels

Update: As a relatively new blogger, I am still learning my way around. Today I discovered three posts that were scheduled to post in October, but didn't! Obviously I need to learn about how to use the schedule feature! I hope you enjoy a bit of a blog blast today! So harken back to the [...]

Wax On; Wax Off

– Posted in: Inspiration, Workshops
Soy wax batik cloth

The phrase has come into our lexicon from the 1984 movie The Karate Kid (omg--it has been 30 years!) when the mild-mannered handyman who is also a Karate master teaches young Daniel the martial arts through cleaning and waxing his car. I became curious about the phrase and wondered if it had a deeper meaning. [...]

Surprising Hues for Fall

– Posted in: Color, Inspiration, Workshops

More from Arrowmont and the Great Smokies. Thistle and moss in the park and in the dyepot! Becky loves lavender, Elenor was inspired by the artichoke (which is an edible thistle after all), and Diana's colors were straight from the mossy forest. The first post in this series from the True Colors workshop is here.

Winding Ways

– Posted in: Color, Inspiration, Workshops
Fall Color In the Smokies

Recently I had the opportunity to teach True Colors: Developing Your Personal Palette at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is a very enjoyable place to learn and to teach. The facilities are wonderful, as are the meals. I had a group of very hard-working and accomplished students, who were eager to jump into color. As [...]

A Sense of Place

– Posted in: Inspiration
Sign on door at Lonaconing

This post is the second in a series about visiting the last intact silk mill in the US. For the first post in the series, click here. When entering the old mill, I was instantly wrapped in a sense of place, of people leaving and nature entering the old building and reclaiming it. Old crumbling [...]