This was the post i wrote yesterday morning that while doing so, WordPress decided to deactivate/suspend my blog as "violating terms of service"! Sooooooo, here we try again! I tried this morning to post to another blog there, and the same thing happened so to hell with them--no more WP, period. I am hoping i get an answer and that maybe i can recover some of the data and images, but i won't be using them anymore.
I'll slowly be adding things here: Galleries, widgets, photos and categories, side bar links and whistles. I'd forgotten how much time it takes to set up a new blog from scratch! (And it is new because squarespace has changed so much that i'm a bit lost!)
Some of the samples going with me to Bowen for the workshop:
"Autum Vortex", Red Osier ecoprint on cotton
I’ve done some “pre-research” and i should be able to find red osier on the island. This is definitely my personal favourite of plants local to me!
"Gift of the Oak" Oak ecoprint on silk habotai
Garry Oak is prolific in parts of BC, but it remains to be seen if any grows on Bowen! Hoofies crossed. The focus of the class is of course on indigenous, or at least “local” vegetation if transplanted/naturalized, so my plant ID books are going with me as well. I’ve been lucky on this voyage to have an extensive background in identifying plants as an avid gardener, floral designer, amateur botanist and finally as ecoprint artist, but i don’t know it all (yet! :))
The Summer edition of Fiber Arts Now (preview only as issue hits stands soon!) has a wonderful article by my friend Wendy Feldberg about taking ecoprints to the next level. I’m pleased to be among such great company as several wonderful international artists are highlighted.
And here is the current work, the pieces for the second element of Strange Soul take Flight. (I'll be adding more info on that as i go--relearning old skills with this platform's capabilities!)