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Sweet Gum Prints

July 23rd, 2018

Spent the afternoon a few weeks ago in the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Didn’t have a lot of time but we walked around, some photography and I collected leaves of Sweetgum Trees. I love their long pointy shapes and when I got home I made this little book of leaf prints.

Image of book with Sweetgum prints

I haven’t made the cover yet but I’m thinking of a series of leaf books from travels this summer. We’ll see…

In the mean time I did make a sketch book from watercolor paper… and did start working in it. Small sketch of hostas in our back garden.

Image of my sketchbook Image of sketchbook

A simple cardboard cover, closed with a rubber band, with accordion pages of Archers Watercolor paper. My plan is for the simple cover to contrast with a plethora of sketches inside. This is a start.

Book

July 8th, 2016

Still working with dyed cloth…this time small book – still in the works… Once a graphic designer – always a book somewhere…
Still slow cloth – hand stitching…


Small rust dyed fabric book to date. Still working on it!

Cards are done…

December 17th, 2013

Cards are printed, cut and folded, signed and mailed! No calligraphy in the lot but a photo I took last winter of a red hanging begonia in our little sun room where we like to read the paper etc on sunny winter days.
Previous years cards may be seen here. This years will join them later.

little sun Room
“Little Sun Room”

Cards

December 10th, 2012

Working on cards for this year and thinking about all the cards I have made over the years and then I thought I’d create a page with previous holiday cards!
Here’s last years card and it links to the others.

Deck the Halls!

Henry Moore’s Sketchbook

July 20th, 2012

Working on sketching sheep for a project and remembered a book I haven’t looked at in years. “Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook”. Dug out my copy and spent a rainy afternoon with an old friend and a cup of tea.

Henry Moore's Sketchbook

My copy with it’s dogeared cover.

Looked it up on line to see if it is still in print and discovered that it was reissued as a paperback. (Also found a video about the reissue.)