I had company during that month -- three wonderfully creative and generous artists from different parts of the country. Joanna from Arizona, Roxanne from Oregon, and Bee from Massachusetts. And I didn't take a single photograph of anyone except for Teddy - Bee's dog.
. . . Who looks like the male counterpart to Scout. They got along great -- just like the rest of us -- who you will not see in any of the following photographs.
We gathered together to teach (Joanna and Roxanne) and to attend (Bee and me) workshop(s) in New York.
Roxanne, Seth Apter and Elizabeth Wix taught a wonderful workshop called The Need to Tell Stories, where we made a book and learned delightful techniques for filling it with art and writings.
I didn't take photos there either. However, if you follow the links to everyone above, you will see pictures and wonderful accounts of our time in New York.
We were just too busy.
At least that's my story.
Busy eco-dyeing . . .
Covering every horizontal surface in my kitchen with leaves and fabric and paper and string.
I never tire of pulling those fragrant bundles out of the water and seeing the marks left behind.
Silk shirts from Goodwill . . .
Even a pair of fingerless wool gloves that sat neglected in my closet. Love them now!
A lot of thread . . .