WEEK 13

The very last week felt so bitter sweet, but it felt good to have some of these tees delivered to new homes! 

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Packing up slowly as I make it through the last of my sampling and painting, I have a few beautiful finds from the woods like this dragonfly to use for studies and sketches later! The silk in the background was eco printed with goldenrod and sumac and I couldn't be happier with the color 

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I dyed some more embroidery floss to use, and eco printed another piece of linen with goldenrod, oak, and madder- I love the way the madder blushes through. This oblong piece of material is begging to be embroidered but I can't make up my mind of the imagery to use.

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I finished the last of the sampling that I will do at pcci! I plan to continue sampling through the fall so I have a broad range of colors and plants to refer back to in the future. Bellow is pictured queen Anne's lace, sumac, bloodroot, goldenrod, false sunflower, and blackberry

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I printed a few more shirts in a different color, and designed a logo to be printed on the back of the neck- I'm excited, I may be able to sell these in the PCCI gift shop!

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A few weeks back, the other Gordon Art Fellow, Jordyn Romersberger helped me model the jackets I sewed and dyed. Photographer Chloe Berghorst is still editing but sent me this as a sneak peak, I can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

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On my final day I took one last hike through the woods and was amazed to find some Indian Pipe growing along the trail! This is one of those plants that has been there all along, and I never knew where to look for it. I've learned so much and gained so much awareness for our West Michigan landscape through my time at PCCI, I couldn't have asked for a better summer.

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