On the Blog:

Carving Fire Pinks and Other Tales of Happiness

Carving a Linoleum Block of Fire Pinks, a NC wildflower

I’m sitting on the porch of my studio on a Saturday afternoon and everything is wonderful. I’ve been carving a linoleum block of Fire Pinks, and I just realized that “pink” refers not to the color of the flower (which is a jubilant red), but to the family to which the flower belongs. Which means that, in her family, Fire Pink is known as Fire. And this realization adds to my happiness, though I can’t exactly determine why. It just does. read more…

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In the sketchbook:

Magnolia fraseri seed cones

Magnolia Seed Cones

I found these Magnolia fraseri seed cones on my evening walk. They are astonishingly pink! When they are ripe they are a dark brown with brilliant red seeds the size of beans. These must have been blown down in a thunderstorm, so I put them in my pocket and added them to my sketchbook. read more…

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