Category Archives: The Studio

Everything Old is New Again

I have vague memories of a particular Christmas that involved endless silk screening of a cedar twig onto heavy red paper for Christmas cards – back when volume was socially necessary AND crafting was big. I was too young at the time to do more than beg to have a turn and the equipment got buried in a move not long after.  If you remember this era at all you’ll probably recall similar leaves and things screen printed onto bags and tea towels and endless…

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triangle pattern blue and orange

Playing with Pattern

If I were independently wealthy I would split my time between the garden and the studio all day, every day. I never feel quite worthy of the Adobe Creative Suite, and that’s the old version. So I’ve begun playing with a little more focus, making patterns and just seeing where things take me – if nothing else I’ll start remembering where things are in the menu a little better.  According to the International Home + Housewares Show, which kindly posts some of its presentations, triangles…

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A Little Digital Gardening

The weather here at Short Meadow has been discouragingly cold recently. Even the houseplants are shivering in their pots. So not much is happening outside.  The ground is frozen and the partially built dining table waits to be assembled in the open air shop. The chores that could be done, like clearing blackberry brambles, are even less appealing than they were a month ago. It’s an ideal time of year though, to take to the computer and start creating colorful, happy images. The act of…

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