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Solstice Sunset

I’m glad my workshop schedule is ready and classes are filling up. Some work is done and some more is on the way. There is a huge to do list for my studio work. And the Gallery lives it’s live too…

But what’s outside my creative place? Taking a walk to make a wreath and throw it to the water on Solstice we watched a secret rite of the three on the pond.

After all the swans moved away…

I like this part of the day when water and sky become one with the only dividing stripe of the skyline. The time when all ordinary turns into magic…

What a magical gift this sunset was! Do your magic, soul friends, and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

A Brief Complement to the Last Post


My rather chaotic approach to the Natural Printing on Paper has resulted mostly in somewhat watery ghost images on the paper though nicely colored, at least to my mind, due to the presence of different metal scraps in the pile, as I assume…


As I was enjoying my dear FB friend Betty Eilat’s Experiments on Paper  album the other day, I realized a couple of things and got an idea,

(which I was unable to conclude based on my own practical results due to the lack of those regarding Paper! Credits to Betty Eilat!)

  • The prints created via steaming and simmering differ;
  • The difference is watery/blurry vs graphic/well-defined images;
  • The blurry print could make a great background to print over a more defined one!

Right here I have to stop and declare, that I am fully aware of the possibility that somewhere someone has learnt this phenomenon long time before me; he/she may have been successfully using this approach, etc. By dwelling upon this topic I by no means am aspiring to be a discoverer! I am just committing to paper the sequence of my working process in this Field, so to say…



So, back to the subject.

  1. I took one of my dyed papers with no vivid imprints;
  2. took a few presoaked leaves;
  3. a steam iron;
  4. and a paper towel.

I iron-steamed the sandwich for a few seconds and got quite satisfactory results as for such a short period of steaming time .

? What if  it were  the real steaming! Wow!

It is just sometimes you spend so much time and effort on setting up some experiment only to  find yourself desperately disappointed with the outcome, realizing  that the approach has no prospects what so ever, so when a test as small  as this all of sudden yields  some promising results, it is really worth sharing it with whoever shares the same interests!! I think so .

What do you think, Betty?   


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Embracing the Season! Привет, сЕНТЯБРЬ!

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I took all these pics just within an hour when one day I made a 400 km detour into a most picturesque area from my conventional route.

I expected to find some Season inspiration and was overwhelmed with sensation of the triumph the Autumn was celebrating all over the hills and along the valleys, while the hundred-year-old trees were majestically towering above the vanity of vanities. 

Needless to say, I returned from the trip with a bunch of inspirational memories and a bag full of the windfall, the material for my continuous printing/dyeing experiments!  

It’s time to pick up leaves, you all!


Всего за час мне повезло сделать чудесные фото, когда во время одной из своих поездок я решила отклониться от маршрута на 400 км!

Хотелось впечатлений осенних, и неожиданно – Вот он, триумф Осени по склонам холмов и в долинах, а столетние деревья-великаны своей мудростью спокойно возвышаются над суетой сует…

Само собой разумеется, вернулась я из путешествия с огромной коллекцией впечатлений и невероятным мешком собранных листьев:

запаслась и вдохновением, и материалом для экспериментов!

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