All My Children?

  Over the years I have made any number of assemblage dolls. In typical fashion I’ll start with a basic idea…like a spice can…and then go from there adding and subtracting found objects until my doll comes to “life”. Almost Frankenstein-ish!! Once finished, I might spotlight the new creation on IG but then it gets… Continue Reading


There I go again!

There I go again! Picking up a new craft. I just can’t help myself…jack-of-all-trades, master of none. And you know what…I like it like that. I find myself getting bored working in one media and so I switch to a different one for awhile. My photography hasn’t been doing it for me as of late… Continue Reading


Solar

An area I’ve been exploring off and on since this spring is eco-dyeing…using things naturally found to create dye baths. I’ve tried boiling kettles full of avocado pits/skins, red cabbage, coffee grounds, and the like with wonderful results. The fabrics used has included linen, cotton, and silk. As with everything I do, I tend to… Continue Reading


Tales from the Allotment

Tucked into a tree encircled field, the Valley View Community Gardens where my little allotment resides offers a quiet refuge. Lately my trips have been few and far between. Our weather has settled into a typical Cincinnati summer…hot and humid. Add to this plentiful rain and one has the perfect jungle setting!! As such my… Continue Reading


The Allotment

Way back in the 70’s…when I was just a young lad…an undergrad at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio…I had this plan to “go back to the land”. Live off the land and all that. Of course everyone was planning that as well. That didn’t happen but I did hold on to my desire to garden.… Continue Reading