New Growth Potted Plants

May 16th, 2022

Calla Bulbs from Last Year

Calla

April 30th

Placed the root bound bulbs in a larger pot.

Calla

May 16th

Drops on the tips of the Calla leaves.
Calla

Calla

Amaryllis New Growth

New Growth

New Growth

Trapped Cactus New Bud

Trapped Cactus


Gifts–Art Making Leftovers

May 16th, 2022

Art Leftover

Art Leftover


Another Nearly Completed Piece–A Gift From My Mother

May 15th, 2022

This morning I applied liquid starch to the vessel. It is not yet dry.

Today is the anniversary of my mother’s death. The plant that she gave me is still doing well. It is a joy when a plant gift thrives.

Mother’s Gift

Mother’s Gift

Mother’s Gift

Code-a gift from my mother

Materials–knitted linen, dried succulent flowers, wood, metal, beads, starch.

The succulent was a gift from my mother. The metal plate was amongst my father’s things in his workshop.

Dimensions–13.5cm x 16.5cm x 8cm

The plant is the Red Velvet Echeveria.

2020 July

Succulent

2022 May
Succulent
Succulent


Nearly Completed–Old Men Plant Trees Book

May 15th, 2022

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book
2022 May 15
Combed the back side of the coco blanket liner for easier removal of the book. Also applied PVA to the interior to secure the blanket in place. It was staying in with friction, but PVA will prevent the blanket from pulling out when removing the book.

Added to the fiber to cover a paper bowl (paper left over from another piece). After the bowl dries, I plan to do some stitchwork and code.

Coco Fiber and Paper Bowl

2022 May 16
Application of wax to seal the cardboard, soften the feel of the material, and to add some age. Once set, I will give the wax a buff.

The wax is soft, easy to apply, and does not have a harsh odor. It mixes nicely with a variety of materials.

Cover

Wax applied to the book covers.

Waxed Book Covers

2022 May 17
The application of wax gives the cover a softer feel.

Waxed Book Covers

Waxed Book Covers


Dimensions
Box–15cm x 10.5cm x 9.5cm
Book Closed–4cm x 11.5cm x 7cm
Book Open–129.5cm

Materials–tree wrap, glassine envelopes, oak leaves, linen thread, coco fiber, found wooden box, wax, PVA, prints, recycled paper and cardboard.


A Few Interesting Leaves

May 11th, 2022

Salvia Leaf Damage

Salvia Leaf Damage

Hairy Leaf

Neighbor’s Succulent
Succulent Pattern


Accustomed to Being Invisible–Completed

May 10th, 2022

A piece in progress that sat on a shelf for several years. Just couldn’t complete it then.

2016 March 21
Accustomed to Being Invisible

Code Used–
Code for Blocks

2020 January

Code for Blocks

2022 May 8

Blocks for the code–Accustomed to Being on the top with Invisible inside the frame.

Accustomed to Being Invisible

Accustomed to Being Invisible

Accustomed to Being Invisible

Accustomed to Being Invisible

Materials List–hardware cloth, fiber, plant bits, wood, paper, wax, PVA.


Ice Plant and Nigella

May 10th, 2022

Ice Plant

Ice Plant Yellow and Pink

The buds and early flowers are yellow.
Ice Plant Pink

With age the flowers change to pink.
Ice Plant Pink

Nigella

Nigella

Nigella


Rescued Trapped Cactus Flower

April 30th, 2022

April 10
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 15
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 19
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 23 9:00am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 10:00am
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 12:00 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 12:30 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 5:30 pm
Has a light fragrance, sort of similar to Narcissus.
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 5:50 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 6:23 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 6:58 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 7:30 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 8:21 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 25 9:10 am

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 26 11:00 am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 26 2:00 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 27 10:00 am

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 29 8:47 am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 30 10:50 am
Trapped Cactus Flower


May 11 Trapped Cactus Parent Plant

Trapped Cactus Parent Plant


A Few Flowers

April 29th, 2022

Succulent Flower

Succulent Flower

Dietes
Dietes

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Lilac
Cutting from a plant in my orchard.
Lilac

Nigella
Nigella

Nigella

Nigella

Passion Flower
Passionvine

Salvia
Salvia


Piece in Progress–Contemplate Something Beautiful

April 17th, 2022

I am working on a piece that has the code–contemplate something beautiful. The code is based on a masonic cipher. Or the common Pigpen Cipher.

Contemplate something beautiful

I upcycled some green painters’ paper that was used as a template for a previous project. Made the blocks from tree wrap and cotton twine. Used safety pins and cotton thread to attach to the blocks to the background. Then used a solution of salt, peroxide, and white vinegar to age the metal. Unfortunately I used stainless washers for the twine icord at the top.

Contemplate something beautiful

This morning the piece still wasn’t dry so I placed it outside to finish drying. When I checked on it, I found that a spent Brugmansia flower had fallen onto it.

Contemplate something beautiful

I think it looks beautiful as part of the piece. Will I keep it? Maybe…