Red Cabbage Ink

Making Natural Inks In a previous blogpost, I showed some of my experiments with creating color with tea – ink, dye, and stain. A little while ago, I tried my hand at making ink with red cabbage. I had heard wonders of red cabbage, but you have to try it to understand. Below I have …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Three – Chigiri E

  Chigiri E = ちぎり絵 Chigiri means to rip or tear + E meaning picture Chigiri E is a picture made out of pieces of torn washi paper. They are iconic illustrations of the Japanese traditional lifestyle, seasonal touchstones and people wearing traditional clothing. These days there are modern themes as well. Traditional Japanese paper …

Japanese Paper Arts Explained – Part Two – Kirigami

If you have taken to origami you may be interested in learning about kirigami. Kirigami is a word that is accredited to Florence Temko in her 1962 book Kirigami, The Creative Art of Papercutting.            Kirigami 切り紙 is a mixture of Kiri + Gami. Kiri is a form of the verb Kiru …

Regeneration

My exhibit is up at the Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge, Massachusetts until the end of the month.   The opening night was great fun. Below you can see my slideshow and click the link for the library’s photos on flickr. Regeneration opening night Jacob Edwards Library photos Along with the show I am offering …