ORANGE PROTEA, LEFTOVER INK

I have been working on cockeyed stripes to coordinate with my orange protea pattern aaaaalllllll day-well not really, but it seems like it! My brain hurts. I don't know how I feel about it all but will check back another day when my eyes are fresh. Could be a toss-away, could be a keeper.

The cockeyed stripe pattern (upper portion) is derived from leftover printmaking ink & Photoshop color manipulations.

The protea pattern (lower portion) is derived from photographs of protea plant shadows & Photoshop layers.

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GIFTS FROM FRIENDS

My friends have always been willing to have me hunt and gather in their gardens for studio material goodies - blooms, sticks, vegetable leaves, whatever. I might not even know them very well, but so far, all have opened their doors...or garden gates.

This is one of the bennies of doing what I do - connecting with folks via the garden and the art.

Here are leaf prints from Tracey and Carole's watermelon plant printed with a blue/black ink that I can NOT get enough of!

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