Easter is my favorite holiday. Spring, new colors, new scents, new light, and new projects. Throughout the years, I have dyed Easter eggs with our grandchildren, and this has become a tradition. Many of the eggs are dyed with leaves, and in dyes from plants. Many look like little jeweled treasures. We still hunt for eggs on Easter morning.
All leaves from the same branch from our neighbor’s tree. Printed on watercolor paper soaked in different mordants: water with Vinegar, Rusty water, Alum, and Iron shavings. Magic!
Our wilding garden in in Sedona, Arizona – zone 9. Within it, there are many micro-climates. Some of the plants and their dyes on recycled strips of old cotton bedsheets. A lits of these plants, enlarged. (coming)
Happy Christmas! Click here for some unexpected details. By clicking anywhere on the above link to the wreath, you see an enlargement of the leaves, seeds, and berries, in an unexpected world from dragons to fairies, a world of death and life, of darkness,of unexpected colors, and light. A world in which things are not as they appear. By clicking anywhere on the enlargements, or on the banner “Christmas ” on top, you will get back to the wreath. […]
Harvesting flowers and leaves – they went into jars to be dyeing during the winter.