about the artist


My regular readers know that I am part of an online challenge group, 12 X 12. It was my turn to select the theme and I chose window. There is some amazing work popping up on our site. Be sure to go over and look through our windows.

In 2003, Mr C and I enjoyed a hiking trip in the Scottish Highlands (where I developed an affinity for single malt!). One of the highlights for us was taking a boat out to Iona where Christianity had it’s formation in Scotland. It is a Celtic thin place — a place of spirituality and tranquility. I took this photo which has been in that place in my brain where I store images that are important to me.


Here is my very literal interpretation – not going abstract this time around. Because of my hectic schedule, I had to take the keep it simple route.


I printed the beautiful, yet wonky stone ruins on lutradur coated with Golden’s Digital Ground. You can print more intense photos on lutradur with this coating. I fussy cut the structure and fused it to a background that I created from my hand-dyes and machine stitching. I then thread painted the structure. I love the wonkiness of this and the beautiful angle of the remaining stones.

Come back tomorrow for more shibori.

3 Responses to “Windows”

  1. Gari says:

    I really like the different interpretations of “windows.” But, as part of my very long learning curve, what is Lutradur?

  2. Judy says:

    Beautiful piece!
    Thanks for explaining your technique. That will help in future work with Lutradur.


  3. dee says:

    You really have captured the picture so well. That intense blue sky and green ground always make me think of Scotland and Ireland.
    Nicely done Gerrie.
    I wanted to say how much I love that first Shibori piece you showed in the last entry. It makes me think of diving in the water and looking up through the seaweed at that peacock blue sky. Very beautiful.