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...
Filing Jointly

Filing Jointly

We’re filing jointly, my sweetie and me. I don’t mean American tax money though, I’m talkin’ Swiss….Swiss files, that is. The 00 Habilis half rounds, in particular. I love the one I’ve had for several years now–it is a...
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...
Crowning Glories

Crowning Glories

Doesn’t everybody need at least one crown? I think I’d like a whole shelf of them, so as to choose what I’d like to be for the day. Princess, Faery, Empress, Beauty Queen? Ruler of the Quantiversal Realms, perhaps… There is an old quote about...

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...