Living Color


Tooling Up for Hand-Printing Cloth

– Posted in: Book, Inspiration
A rubbing of a fern in my sketchbook

Melanie Testa and I have been hosting a Print-Along in our Facebook community. Sharing the process is part of that!  As I mentioned in my last blog post, I have been making tools for printing inspired by the ferns I so enjoyed on hikes in New Zealand. While traveling, photography is my primary way of [...]

Where the Red Fern Grows….

– Posted in: Book, Inspiration
Fern at Mt Cook

Back in the day…..when the world was a little bit more innocent…my BFF and I spent much of our summer days roaming all by ourselves in the neighborhood park. The park was bordered by a creek, where we spent many hours building dams and crossings in the cool green water with gold glinting highlights. Leafy [...]

Playful Fabric Print-Along

– Posted in: Book, Inspiration
The Playful Fabric Print-Along

Melly and I are excited to announce our first online Playful Fabric Print-Along! It will be a month long event, throughout the month of April. What does this mean?   How do I participate?   What do I need to do? First off, consider this your invitation to join our Playful Fabric Printing Community page [...]

Interpreting a Design with Stamps–and a Blog Hop!

– Posted in: Book

To say we are excited about the release of our new book Playful Fabric Printing would be an understatement of the highest order! To celebrate our launch, Melly and I have invited a number of super artists and surface designers to share their first impressions of our book with you. Each day this week, if [...]

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 [...]