Saturday, May 21, 2011

my leaf-of-the-day

found on the sidewalk
across from my home.

I want a dress made of fabric that looks just like this.

Friday, May 6, 2011

two colorful scenes 
from my garden… 

worth sharing.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

2 small cuttings caught my eye
while on a walk in port townsend, washington
a few years ago.

i took them home and saved them
and scanned them

and they inspired my sprout and vine tea towels.

the march issue of
martha stewart living included sprout and vine
in their

50 garden-inspired finds for spring.

find them at

Sunday, February 6, 2011

february gardening

a 74° sunday in february
will surely get you out into the garden.

clip. prune. think.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

do you know about

neville trickett?

"this is the start of my journey to learn how to see again.
I find images around the internet
and give myself 15 minutes for each painting,
by the end of the year I hope to be a better artist."

he's back.

Monday, January 17, 2011

it's intensely green in california right now.

so I did this little weaving:

"too greens"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a simple still life

of the morning's catch.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

my sister takes pictures all the time.

so I thought I'd share a few more of her photographs.
I like these "green" ones…


Monday, July 19, 2010

composed in nature

my sister susan's great eye
and camera
spent some time in san francisco

see more here

Monday, May 31, 2010

an idea in the making

I don't know where this is going,
but I'm having fun with it.

I've saved the linen selvedge trim
from cutting the fabric for my tea towels.

narrow and long strips of strong fabric,
usually just tossed away.

it's become like a crossword puzzle
on my dining room table.

little by little,
I just keep adding strands,
weaving them in by hand,
wondering what it will become.


Saturday, March 20, 2010


I rediscovered this small weaving
in a book today.

I wove it sometime last year in arizona.

so I went through
some books
where I keep leaves stashed away

and found them again.

as good as finding $20
in a pocket of a coat
you haven't worn in a year.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

three details

presidio fronds
seattle bamboo
paper thin madrona bark

for a lazy saturday at the end of january.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

weaves and layers
so naturally.

and her surroundings
in port townsend, washington
provide the inspiration.

Friday, January 1, 2010

something new and green
to start out
the new year.

my new canadian maple

with thanks to friend and forager
richard silver

Sunday, October 18, 2009

madrona bark
from pt. townsend, washington

woven with

eucalyptus leaves
from the presidio, san francisco

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

two new blonds

bamboo husk
alta bark

Sunday, September 13, 2009

eucalyptus checkers
makes its debut
in the september issue

eucalyptus magazine

Saturday, September 12, 2009

what happens

from the morning it's constructed

to two months later.

more subtle and neutral,
but still strong.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

presidio palm 18" x 20"

1922 bamboo 14" x 15"

eucalyptus #03 - 14" x 14"
eucalyptus #07 - 18" x 20"

eucalyptus checkers 14" x 15"

mixed reed 9" x 10"

palm twig 14" x 15"

madrona mix #1 - 9" x 10"

tiny eucalyptus mix 9" x 10"

silver bark 14" x 14"

rust eucalyptus 16" x 20"

seeds 8" x 10"