June 1, 2010

Back in the Studio

I've had an intensive and productive gardening interlude, consisting mainly of renovating and mulching a 140' long perennial/shrub bed, with bouts of vegetable gardening, planting containers, pruning trees, pulling poison ivy, and so forth and so on. There's some odds and ends to finish up, but for the most part I'm at the point where I can spend the rest of the summer wandering about the yard, beverage in hand, admiring and inspecting and harvesting. And spreading (organic) slug bait.

It's been a refreshing break creatively as well, as I am mentally refreshed, full of ideas and excited about returning to work in the studio. My main focus in the coming months will be on work in my Flora and Fauna series, which will be debuting at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience in Lancaster in October. Towards that goal, I've just made some cyanotype prints, including viburnum leaves, above, and maple leaves, below:

And black currant leaves:

And a heliographic print of hackberry leaves.

More to come, stay tuned!


Gerrie said...

I love the hackberry leaves. You know I love those beat up natural flora.

Rayela Art said...

Love the prints AND how you quilt them!

I've also been working on my garden, but am far from being able to walk around with leisure. Everywhere I look there is a mess. It's my second attempt and better than last year, but I still have so much to learn! The veggies are growing, though, and that's exciting!