Four Seasons of Inspiration

January 16, 2018

No matter the season, my gardens inspire me—and for at least three seasons, are an abundant resource for natural dyeing and eco-printing. I started gardening 35 years ago just because I loved it. Growing up in the Dakotas with farming as my heritage, planting a small urban garden was a logical hobby choice after buying […]

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How Do We Love Country?

May 28, 2017

I’ve always had a complicated relationship with patriotism; it feels embedded in my DNA. My father fought in World War I and uncles and cousins in every war since. Memorial Day was an important holiday in my small community in the Dakotas in the 50s. My father marched in the parade in his uniform, and […]

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Home Studio

May 19, 2017

Once upon a time, I rented a studio from an art mentor in an old warehouse filled with artists. It was a great space but I had a full-time day job and I never used it. By the time I got home, walked the dog, and had dinner, the last thing I wanted to do […]

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