Blue on Blue (Go Tell the Bees She is Gone)
Botanical and Solar Dyed Fabrics with Upcycled, Vintage and Reproduction Cloth
18 x 14 x 1.5”, framed to 19 x 15 x 1.75”
There is an old Celtic custom of “Telling the Bees” when a loved one has passed. Much has been written about bees having as close connection with the spiritual world. Solar dyed linen, vintage/reproduction era fabrics on felted wool. Weathered Gray shadow box frame with glass
The Secret Life of Leaves…
Does every leaf have a story?
My story is grounded in a Northern Minnesota life, growing up
With my sister just 2 cornfields away from the family farm.
I’ve learned that coincidences are not just that, and the importance of
The ever present beat of a nature filled childhood;
The smell of pumpkins on the porch,
Fall leaves and cornstalks drying in the sun,
Grandma’s stitching, needle, thread and cloth,
……are all part of a rhythm
Botanical (Eco) printing is an organic process of
Hunting and gathering leaves and “pre-loved” cloth;
Scouring, soaking, simmering and “slow stitch”
Sewing thread to cloth is a meditative way
I connect to the rhythmic flow of seasons in life and nature;
Always moving forward, yet aware of the promise
Of seeing it again.
“Eco” printing is my way of honoring a life worth living…….
“Siempre ~Adelante” ~ always forward