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Steve is taking great advantage of the fact that I accidentally hoarded eggs … not toilet paper, darnit … dozens of eggs. He never repeats a recipe. He’s a believer in the everlasting meal, raiding the refrigerator for whatever leftovers can be found. This omelette contained leftover chicken, leftover as well as some fresh broccoli, leftover brussel sprouts, gruyere cheese, and dried chanterelles that had been steamed in a little white wine. Some foodie friends have shared additional recipes. Let the creativity commence!

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Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, and the Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams. I also picked up a beautiful book about moss. Hmmm. I think I am ready for spring. 🙂

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When I’m not sitting on a bench photographing birds, I’m sometimes at my desk reworking a design. This particular design was inspired by John La Farge’s use of color in the stained glass window, Purity, located at Trinity Church in Boston. The original scarf produced has a green border. A new dear friend applauded my design efforts and then she held the scarf to her skin and said, “Green isn’t my color. What can you do with blue?”

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Green has been replaced by blue and apparently blue does work well for a lot of people. The new blue trimmed scarf will be on the shelves at the shop at Trinity Church later this spring. Hope you have the opportunity to visit and see for yourself.

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I still live in the house with rippled glass windows. Old glass with imperfections that when you sit or stand at just the right angle, at all different times of day, you can view a surreal scene of the world. The window I love best provides a portal to view different branches. The branches are still mostly bare and at least one of the trees is dead but it is home to many a bird so maybe the owners will allow it to stand a while longer.

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I’m not sure I quite get Pantone’s “living coral” as Color of the Year but it did engage my brain … like the visual equivalent of a writing prompt … to seek out where that color might already be around me. I haven’t found it (yet) but I did chance upon a photo of decorative glass composed of other lovely pastel shades. And as I stared at that photo I began to imagine what might happen if I continue this new year with my interpretation and expression of John La Farge’s idea of “construction by color.” As you can see in the following slide show, you never know what might happen when you take colors, turn them on their sides, weave them together, shrink and repeat them … and so on and so forth until glass is translated into fabric.

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The scarf, 36 x 36, will soon be available exclusively at the shop at Trinity Church. You can follow the shop facebook page and instagram account to stay on top of this and other items I’m honored to have appear on the shelves.

 

 

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A new scarf designed for the shop at Trinity Church in Boston. It is 36 x 36 making it versatile as do the variety of bright, bold colors. It dresses up the simplest outfit. Coming January 2019. Inspired by the stained glass designer John La Farge.

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You’ll find this original design at the Welcome Center gift shop at Trinity Church in the City of Boston. The source of inspiration is the decorative detail found around the window Purity designed by John La Farge. You can learn more about the shop here.

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