THE INSPIRATION 

I've always loved gardening. 

One hot summer day after my husband and I finished deadheading over two hundred varieties of daylilies in our backyard, I noticed how stained my hands had become with the pigment of the flowers.

I was already incorporating plant materials and rusted fabric in my encaustic work. 

Could I somehow use that natural pigment stain on paper or silk?

I started experimenting with the pigment and doing some research.  

That's when I stumbled upon the art of Botanical or Eco Printing and found a whole new purpose for our garden.

 

As I continued to study and took a deeper dive into what plants give some of the best

results in the eco-print process, I realized I already had many growing in my own garden. 

I'm now planting and most definitely pruning with purpose.