Boxing with Color

Boxing with Color

I’ve wanted to put the colorful birchwood and the inks on metal together in boxes for a while–I did one prototype, learned a lot and moved on to other smaller wood and metal projects. But the other day at Tinkermill with time booked on the laser cutter, it...
Metal, Moving Towards Fall

Metal, Moving Towards Fall

We’ve been having many hours of filing the brightly colored aluminum pieces, and I’ve been moving towards the heavier stuff…I’ve got a new batch of brass, bronze, copper and nickle silver that I’m etching and coloring with patinas. These...
In a Metal Mode

In a Metal Mode

We’re having a great time creating new art, music, and writing here in Wyoming. I have both indoor and outdoor work spaces. The light is great (got a little dark during the eclipse, but that was only a minute or two!) and I’ve been having a grand time...
New W(a)Y with Color

New W(a)Y with Color

We’ve traded in the growing expenses and rapidly enlarging census of Colorado for a new way of doing things with a home, home on the range in Wyoming. I loved a lot about  CO in the two decades we spent there, and my sons, husband and l all got a good solid dose...
Virtual Visual Design

Virtual Visual Design

I love computer design programs and the computer-driven tools like the laser cutter. But when it comes right down to it, I’m a visual-tactile learner. I need to see the real thing, not just an image on the computer screen. For one thing, my ability to tell what...

Color on Wood

The same cold water, fiber reactive dyes from Dharma Trading Co. that I have long used for dyeing textiles also dyes wood. Above you can see some 1/8 in. maple slices. I love the way the color accentuates the grain. At right are 1/8″ birch plywood samples. The...