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100% of my sales pledged towards Alex Ghassan's Fund

photo: Alex Ghassan's Fb page   UPDATE Dec 30th, 2016: We raised $256 during the week of Dec 8th - 15th. I've pledged this donation to Alex Ghassan's family's youcaring.com campaign today, Dec 30th. The campaign is a successful one, raising $43,000 for his twins. Thank you to all who purchased online, and also to those who reached out to express their feelings around this local tragedy. We need to band together as a vibrant community of artists, men, women and children who understand how important art is to our souls as we try to make sense of this world.  If you didn't donate and want to, you still can via this link ++ ++ The tragic warehouse fire in Oakland last...

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PHOTOS: June's Shibori Retreat was a Success!

All photos by: Andrea Plell of Ecologique Fashion    The inaugural Shibori Retreat at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville was a success last month! We worked outdoors the whole time under the trees. It was such an inspiring space.All the students came from around the Bay Area, one from as far as LA. They camped out or stayed in cabins. Everyone created beautiful works from small napkins to extra large picnic blankets. Most people hadn’t used indigo before and wow! They did a great job. The lovely Andrea Plell of Ecologique Fashion came by on Sunday and took some great shots of our set up. Check out their work. Group shot, June 26th, 2016  Liz pulls out a beauty, Johnson's Beach,...

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Premiering New Natural Dye Colors at KPFA Craft Fair

  I'm thrilled to be a part of KPFA's Summer Craft Fair this June 18th - 19th. Come by and see new natural dye colors I've been working on using flowers, plants and tree bark. All products are on natural fibers. There's a lot of buzz going on for this show. In fact, Flax Art, the massive art store in Oakland has featured my work on their blog. Check out the post here.  The show's in Richmond, CA at the beautiful Craneway Pavilion right on the waterfront. Booth #215. Hope to see you there! Parking, Admission and a shuttle to/from Richmond BART are all FREE.  If you can't make it this time, check out other venues I'll be exhibiting and selling on...

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Shibori Retreat Checklist: What to Pack for Car Camping

photo: Shibori Grove, June 2016, Johnson's Beach, Russian River, CA Shibori Retreat Checklist: What to Pack for Car Camping Summer’s upon us and the shibori retreats are almost here. I took the photo above to show you how beautiful your creations will look hanging to dry. You’ll have the best time with a little preparation. Below is a list of camping and shibori items you might want to bring. I’ll also post a printable pdf soon. You might not need everything, but at least you can pick and choose from this extensive list. Please note Johnson’s has a No RV’s, trailers or pets policy.  More information I'm in the process of writing posts about: Johnson’s Beach, what they supplies they provide...

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