Read more about the article Hellebores rock
Hellebores flowers and petals, silk tassel tree buds, bay leaves, sea urchin spines

Hellebores rock

Hellebores rock. Their exquisite flowers bloom in winter, they thrive in shade, and are very hardy. Have you ever had to move plants for their own protection? A month ago…

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Read more about the article Art in times of pandemic
Field mustard, wallflowers, succulent rosette, horsetail fern, metal beads

Art in times of pandemic

I've been thinking about how to concisely express why we respond to art in times of pandemic. I don't think I make beauty because I'm in denial about how bad…

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Read more about the article Feeling kind of cross-eyed
African bone bead, dafodills, oyster shell, clam shells, mussel shells, pansies, pussy willow branch tips, Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst'

Feeling kind of cross-eyed

African bone bead, dafodills, oyster shell, clam shells, mussel shells, pansies, pussy willow branch tips, Osteospermum 'Zion Copper Amethyst' Feeling kind of cross-eyed this morning. I think I read too…

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Read more about the article Receiving generosity
Camelia, bottle brush flower buds, horsetail fern, two kinds of shells, metal beads, pussy willow branch tips, and smoked bone beads from Africa

Receiving generosity

I'm receiving such generosity from people as I continue this practice of daily mandala making. Every week I get offers to forage in someone's garden, beads and baubles get left…

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Read more about the article Groundhog Day again
Nereocystis luetkeana (aka bull whip kelp), hellebore buds and leaves, smoky topaz, iris foetidissima seeds, mahonia and Japanese maple twigs

Groundhog Day again

It's Groundhog Day again, and it seems like it's been here for the last 11 months. However, the plants aren't stuck doing the same thing day after day, and I…

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Read more about the article Happy Boxing Day!
petunias, horsetail fern, clay beads, boxwood leaves, madrone bark

Happy Boxing Day!

This botanical mandala was created on Boxing Day, December 26, 2020. Boxing Day is traditionally the maid's day off. My friend Aggie says she makes it her day off. Wikipedia…

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