Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Swamp Treasures

Yesterday I visited the Marsh-Marigolds (Caltha palustris). They belong to the radiant family of Buttercups. A goldfinch crossed my path moments after I left the flowers, and by comparison, the bird seemed almost drab. 
I feasted on a plate of fiddleheads today, fresh from Goulais Bay. Mmmm … Thanks, Jack!
The most alive is the wildest. - Thoreau

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snowshoe Snowflake

This was made with wax resist and a swirl of Prussian blue watercolour with mica fragments for sparkle. A visitor to the studio said they resemble sand dollars.
The Book of Kells was decorated with crushed oak apples (galls), lapis lazuli, and beetle's wings.