Living Color

Mixing Color

Pre-Order Sale!

– Posted in: Book, Color, Mixing Color

Oh My Goodness! I have gotten a bit behind here, what with a lot of travel the last three months. Coupeville. Iceland. Vancouver. Reno. NYC. More on that later–because there’s news about our book! We have a title! We have a cover! And, we have a pre-order sale! Playful Fabric Printing, by Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa, delves [...]

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 [...]

Mixing Up the Color

– Posted in: Color, Mixing Color, Uncategorized, Workshops
hand-dyed cloth

The last month has been filled with teaching. First off, I traveled to Fairfield Iowa, the home of Blue Fish. They are an indie clothing company—all organic and natural fabrics, designed, made and sewn in the USA, and hand-printed right in Fairfield. They have a passionate following and group of collectors, reaching back 30 years. [...]

An Island Paradise

– Posted in: Mixing Color, Workshops
boats and reflections

Dreaming of an island paradise? That’s where we’ll be during the next  True Colors workshop! Those who received my newsletter know there is a special offer going on, and blog readers are eligible too! The island is located in Lake Superior, and the place– Madeline Island School of the Arts. I’ve heard nothing but the best [...]


– Posted in: Color, Mixing Color
dyed fabric

Do you ever watch The Voice on television? I saw my first episode a few weeks back while rocking my grand baby to sleep. I enjoyed the interaction between the singers and the mentors. Last week, one of the singers sang a rendition of True Colors. Such a beautiful song. Developing an individual voice is [...]