A Japanese Forest

 

Plain weaving and Moorman technique

wool yarns

On a beach in Cape Breton, Bauhaus style,

 

In Love with Lichen

 

Sources used in the design of the piece:

 

1.  The lower portion is an interpretation of a very unusual lichen photographed by Mellanie Brown from New Zealand and found at http://www.pxleyes.com/profile/mellanieb/.

2.  The tree is based on a photo I took in a nearby park,

3.   next I did a photoshop collage of that tree, photos of lichen from botanical websites, a botanical drawing of falling leaves, and a woodblock print by Lucy Larcom found on Pinterest.

Barrel Cactus

 

Chicago Botanic Garden

 

Small tapestry and digital collage I made as source/inspiration.

Soup Series: First Bowl

 

 Making soup holds a special place in my heart. I never use recipes, each soup is an inspiration of its own. Much like any creative process there is both planning and spontaneity.  Most importantly, soup is something I love to share with others.

 

 

A bowl of my vegetable soup that serves as a source for a new  weaving.

A small sample with knitted dumpling. (right)

Beginning of a larger weaving with zucchini, carrots, broth and other vegetables.