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09/21/19 Wild Ink Class at Summerfield Waldorf School

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Join me in Santa Rosa at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm for on the spot ink making and play Saturday Sept. 21st, 10-2pm.. In this class we'll discuss seasonal colors, ease of use and longevity. we will also compare extraction methods and outcomes between water based inks. Colors we'll explore will come from seasonal flowers, mushrooms, eucalyptus bark, and walnuts to name a few. Brushes and paper are provided. If you have a favorite brush or sketchbook, bring it along. An apron or smock will come in handy to keep your clothes clean. Contact info to follow soon. 655 Willowside...

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10/05/19 Ruth Bancroft Garden Block Printing

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Join me in Walnut Creek on Saturday, Oct 5th for block printing with locally sourced printmaking ink using binders generated from the Bancroft Garden succulents and cacti. We’ll be working on location, outdoors under the tents creating block print editions. See https://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/events/ for details soon.

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Complementary Colors

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Complements or opposites on the color wheel contrast with one another producing striking, eye-catching combinations. When colors are highly saturated the combos can appear to clash, or fight one another for attention on the page. Destaurate one of the hues and the pair are engaging without seeming to harsh or garish.  

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Cochineal Ink coming soon

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Cochineal ink 3rd week of March.

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It's All Natural Part 1

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Looking forward to installing this chart...I have many small charts, tests, color samples, this one will fill the room. Top row is all indigo. second row, pokeberry, cochineal and virginia creeper berries. Third row is birch leaves, coreopsis, virginia creeper and Oakland ochre (Oakre).  

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