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Gifts from the Earth, 2021 Harvest

Gifts from the Earth, 2021 Harvest

More reflections on my garden inquiry work—looking closely uncovers my learning. If you look at my garden with a capitalist lens you would have said it was failure. Too much money was invested for the small yields I put in. So little tomato harvest for 

Handprinted Holiday Cards

Handprinted Holiday Cards

To care for plants is to care for yourself! These designs were inspired by my recent inquiry and learning around my relationship to plants and the earth. First, I create handcarved relief blocks & then I handprint them on 7″ x 10″ Lenox paper, 250 

New Small Works

New Small Works

Sometimes we just need to Develop Craft! It’s the Studio Habit of Mind that I like the least (because people assume that’s all we do), but it’s also about stretching and exploring. A couple months ago I got the urge to paint large and have a substantial product, something with presence. I chose to learn how to use acrylic paint and to try out painting on canvas, so I’ve been teaching myself and making these little plant paintings while on this journey.

It’s very different from watercolors or ink on paper – instead of painting from light to dark you paint from dark to light mostly, and the texture of painting and the process is different. On paper I like to finish one section at a time but on canvas and with acrylic it makes more sense to work in layers across the whole painting.

These four paintings are in the West Hartford Art League Small Works Exhibit that opens Friday, November 19, 2021, 6 – 8 pm.

“Christmas Cactus,” 2021, 8″ x 10″

“Philodendron,” 2021, 8″ x 10″

“Pilea Peperoimoides,” 2021, 8″ x 10″

“Aloe Vera,” 2021, 8″ x 10″

Free Stampmaking Workshop

Free Stampmaking Workshop

Join me for some super simple Stamp Making with sticky foam! And it’s during West Hartford Art League‘s craft weekend, so there’s local artisans to check out, and I have four small paintings hanging in their small works show. Adults & kiddos alike will have