ecoprint on sugar maple--bloodroot
from john cutrone: All this month, the good folks at Convivio Bookworks will donate $1.00 to JCBA's Hand Papermaking Studio Project for each person who goes to the Convivio Bookworks Facebook page and clicks "I LIKE." Up to $500. How simple is that? that link not work for you, go to and search "Convivio Bookworks." JCBA is looking to raise $30,000 this year to open our hand papermaking studio.
dyed scrunchies i will have for sale soon
the amazing aimee lee is in residency at the morgan conservatory where she is setting up the korean papermaking facility. she is building the vat with advice from michael bixler (who built the vat lynne amlie used at the matter and spirit conference at wells college. the morgan is in cleveland and has incredible energy. looks like a good place to learn paper and book arts.
i always think they look edible, johnny jump up, bloodroot dyes
i am trying to brave the heat and get ready for my trip to maine and p.b.i. this summer is proving rich beyond my wildest dreams. i have met internet friends, have gotten some work "out there", have had the honor of sharing in the healing work of wendy golden-levitt, and now going to maine first to bar harbor to see hannah and my nephew's lovely family then to machias. i come home to my sister's memorial service then back to wake robin. phew!
 the start of another idea-silver coated copper by jody horwitz
so we will see how this (still) hot HOT, humid weather affects me as i pack for p.b.i. what will i forget? i am taking along some ecoprints for melissa's class

and check out these women outsider artists over at the hermitage.

i want to mention that since i started blogging i have had two hateful posts, both by "anonymous". one i eliminated. the second i responded to and left it up. you may want to see for yourself. diamonds and rust. to assume that someone has only one dimensional thinking is foolish. art is the place to present ideas, dammit.