Saturday, October 18

Earth Notes


I'm just back from a week-long workshop at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This was the view from the deck there. It was a beautiful location and wonderful workshop.


I taught two classes on ecodyeing with paper and cloth to an awesome group of printers.


Some people even bound their results into books, but most were too captivated by the process of dyeing to quit!


I took a couple of classes too.


One was printing leaves using a brayer. It was a lot of fun, and I printed a LOT of cool paper.


The other was printing precious metal clay using natural material and making molds. Fun. Fun. Fun.


Making a few books too.


Finished my project for Roxanne Evans Stout's book that will be published in the spring. I can't share more than a little sneak peek right now.


Next week I'll be on the road again. Teaching in Texas with Roxanne at our Red Oaks Book Arts workshop. I'm really looking forward to seeing Roxanne and meeting Laura and our students.

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  1. Wow those projects look amazing Leslie!! Can't wait to see you next week ! Hope you bring some of those wonderful acorns too, we don't have those here in Florida only shells. :-)
    ~Carol~

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    1. I will, Carol, although, I wonder if they have them in Texas.

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  2. Yummy and what a gorgeous place. Enjoy Texas. xox

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  3. Leslie, your art just keeps getting better and better if that's possible. Wish one of your classes was during the summer or Spring break so I could take avantage of at lease one of them.;)

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    1. Thanks, Karren. That would be great!

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  4. Each of these images is brimming with such beauty. Thanks for sharing your inspiring experiences -- and their evidence -- with all of us!

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  5. this looks like an awesome retreat ! i will take a class from you someday ( :

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I look forward to that day!

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  6. How I wish I could join you in Texas...I am a busy gal these days...long story best told over a good lunch ;) It would be great to see you when you come back.
    I adore your Precious Metal Clay leaves...and the brayed leaves are fascinating. I can imagine where you will take your new found knowledge.
    Bon Voyage! xoxo

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    1. Oh, Mo'a! Yes! Let's plan a lunch date!

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  7. Leslie! I just wrote a comment but it disappeared! What I said was how overflowing this post is with beauty and stories of your world. I am so happy you're in my book, and that I will be seeing you tomorrow evening in Texas and teaching with you!!
    xox roxanne

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