The Letter R

I haven’t had a lot of time in my studio lately.  It has been beautiful spring weather here — better suited to knitting at the park than art in the studio.  And most of my time there has been devoted to a couple of swaps I’m in at the moment. 

The Paper Whimsy group is doing an Alphabet Fat Book.  My letter is R, and the word that kept sticking in my mind, despite my best efforts to use romance or renaissance or rejoyce, was REAL.  So this is my R page.


And here is the back


These are the unembellished pieces, but a girl has to keep some secrets, right?

Because I’m feeling like it today, I thought I would do this:  while dyeing yarn over the weekend, I also dyed up some fibers to use in a few collage pieces.  My favorite was this eyelash fiber, that is touched with the softest of pale pinks and dove grays.  It is very subtle, and I absolutely adore it.  I’m going to make a little 1.5 ounce skein, just enough for one of my wonderful art friends to have lots of fun with.  Leave your name (with an email address attached so I can find you) and I’ll let the kids draw a random name to send this little bit of art fluff off to.  Happy Spring!


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115 thoughts on “The Letter R

  1. I was just thinking about you yesterday. I was doing laundry – and I know that sounds strange – but I washed my hot-pink sweater that you dyed for me! And I was thinking how pretty and vibrant it still is, and that it would be perfect for this crazy weather this week!
    Hope you’re having a good week!

  2. Hi Joyce, Who wouldn’t get excited about handdyed fibers??? I’m glad you’re getting some spring weather. It’s still winter in April here! I love your “R” for real art work! What a beauty!

  3. LOve the R page it’s beautiful and love the little girl she’s so pretty!! and love the fibers of course!!! your hand dyeing is wonderful!! I will learn to do that some day soon(hopefully this summer!!!!!!) but hope you enjoy spring!! I am on break and it has done nothing but be cold and blow and snow!!!!!!!!!! yucky!!! anyway have a super great week and maybe I’ll get picked for the wonderful fibers!!!!!! hehehe!! hugs Linda

  4. Joyce,
    What an amazing and talented artist you are. A true inspiration!
    I would also like to enter in to your ribbon lottery.
    Blessing, Lori

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