The Last! One Four Challenge Nov. Wk. 4

The Last! One Four Challenge Nov. Wk. 4

I couldn’t decide between 2 post edits this time, so since it’s the last, I’ll go out with a double header! Both final edits were done in Pixlr-o-matic. Obviously I like them both.  What do you think?

This one is reminiscent of an early spring morning on Cape Cod where I might stop here with a coffee in the car and get out for a morning walk on the beach.
This seems more like a vintage postcard.  I love the look of it.

Oh, and what the heck!  Here’s the beach!

Many sundown strolls and swims here!

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Farewell  One Four Friends! Robyn’s Captivate Me Blog will always be found even though the One Four Challenge is now over. Thanks for sharing all the great photos and incredible information and tips that have seriously helped me learn how to use Photoshop way more than I could before the challenges. Namaste, Robyn and challenge friends!

Protect What You Are Thankful For

Protect What You Are Thankful For

One of my favorite plants in the new dye garden is the Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia-Family: Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae).  I’ll be adding more varieties in the spring because I really appreciate how well it prints.


Above there are 3 distinct prints of these leaves, one in the center and two on the bottom left.  As you can see, they print well when no other plant does!
Tiarella cordifolia are the top three and bottom left beside the peony leaves to the right. They’re also a reliable printer.

And those lovely Wild Cranesbills! I’m trying to propogate the wild ones that I find into my garden. We’ll see if any of them took well enough to make it through the winter. I pick them from a few places in my own yard and from a couple of sites especially, around Lake Quannapowett.

If you weren’t looking for these wild geraniums, you’d hardly notice them where they grow sparcely. So when I come across them I feel especially lucky!  They always release their pigments!

Then all of the varieties of Acers! Pretty sure this one’s a Red Maple.  On the left The fabric was dyed with Walnut and on the right with Oak Gall. On cotton, alum, soy, alum and dipped in ferrous sulfate.

This was not the best year for me printing with maples.  They frequently didn’t print at all, perhaps due to the drought here.  But all of a sudden, I found that some from my own yard were printing pretty well, so here’s the proof – you never know!

Need I say, I’m very thankful for all the leaves that bestow their pigments on my cloth!

Linking up with Nina’s Off The Wall Friday!  Happy holidays to all! Those things that we are grateful for have become all the more precious for many of us now! Let’s protect them and celebrate them.

“Walk Into a Forest, Breathe Deeply…”

From an article by Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia


One Four Challenge 2016 Week 3

One Four Challenge 2016 Week 3

Elizabeth Jenson inspired me to download a free photo app called Pixlromatic. It’s pretty cool. I really like this vintage effect, a combination of Lucas and  Metal.chapp-lucasmetal

I’ll be missing this One Four Challenge!    I was so sad to learn that next week is the last one.  The crew has dwindled down to only a handful. Although I’ve only been doing it since February of 2015, with a break for a few months, it’s been ongoing for  two years, so I guess they all deserve a break.

That’s it for this week.  Thanks for checking my pics out!