Living Color


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 [...]

Threads of Time

– Posted in: Inspiration
old silk thread at Lonaconing

A few weeks back I had the opportunity to visit an incredible place, the last intact silk mill in the United States. Located in Western Maryland, in the middle of lush countryside, this mill stopped work in 1957, and has been for the most part abandoned ever since. A silk throwing mill twisted raw silk [...]


– Posted in: Inspiration
Mother Cardinal and young

Time passes very quickly for me. Does it fly for you, too? This winter, I took a scheduled break from teaching, so I could do some concentrated work in other areas of my life. This website rebuild is one of the things I have accomplished. Winter is now spring, and my new web-baby is launched! [...]

The Colorful Houses of Burano

– Posted in: Inspiration
Colorful Houses of Burano

A couple weeks ago, I had the tough job of accompanying my DH on a business trip to Italy. We added a few days to the beginning of the trip, so it wouldn’t be all work. I found such color inspiration! Here are some of the houses on the tiny island of Burano, across the [...]