After having experimented with the beautiful Blues from Indigo and Woad dyeing, shades of Reds and Purples are my current favorite. Because the Zinnias are blooming and the mornings are colder? So, reading A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, I’m discovering that, throughout history, tiny Cochineal Bugs have caused a huge impact in art, culture, trade, economy, politics. What will be my next project? Crushing Cochinea bugs from our Arizona cacti or from cacti in Andalusia, Spain?