making black walnut ink with the ducks at sunset
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

Tom Stoppard
“Can there be anything more stupendous than the conception that the universe has no beginning and no end, but passes everlastingly from growth to equilibrium, from equilibrium to decline, from decline to dissolution, from dissolution to growth, and so on to all eternity?”

William Somerset Maugham
“A race of Stars was in progress and their sails gleamed dazzling white against the azure.” 

William Somerset Maugham
“Unless love is passion, it’s not love, but something else and passion thrives not on satisfaction, but on impediment.”

William Somerset Maugham

love life
The garden
“I can only tell you that the intense sense of peace, joy, and assurance that possessed me in that moment of rapture abides with me still and that the vision of the world’s beauty is as fresh and vivid now as when my eyes were dazzled by it.”

William Somerset Maugham
as the poppies stain heart and hand

“As I see it then, the formula runs something like this: a man must choose a path which will let his ABILITIES function at maximum efficiency toward the gratification of his DESIRES. In doing this, he is fulfilling a need (giving himself identity by functioning in a set pattern toward a set goal) he avoids frustrating his potential (choosing a path which puts no limit on his self-development), and he avoids the terror of seeing his goal wilt or lose its charm as he draws closer to it (rather than bending himself to meet the demands of that which he seeks, he has bent his goal to conform to his own abilities and desires).

In short, he has not dedicated his life to reaching a pre-defined goal, but he has rather chosen a way of life he KNOWS he will enjoy. The goal is absolutely secondary: it is the functioning toward the goal which is important. And it seems almost ridiculous to say that a man MUST function in a pattern of his own choosing; for to let another man define your own goals is to give up one of the most meaningful aspects of life — the definitive act of will which makes a man an individual.”

~ Hunter S. Thompson
botanical allium print on hand harvested beeswax cured birch slice
cyanotype botanical prints
bees and poppies

#permaculture #flowerfarm #bees #meditation #flowersmakemehappy #canadianflowers #ontariofarm #hugelkultur #pollinators #raisedbeds #flowers #flowerstudy #pollination #ontarioflowers #poppies
Finishing up botanical prints in the kubota
💙 signing and packaging prints
Botanical Cyanotype, side B, created with Alliums grown @cardboardrealityfarm made @cardboardrealitystudio
Botanical Cyanotype, side A, created with Alliums grown @cardboardrealityfarm made @cardboardrealitystudio
Botanical Cyanotype, created with Alliums grown @cardboardrealityfarm made @cardboardrealitystudio
Blackberry and strawberry inks camissi allium radish flower prints
Black Locust, False Solomon, Fleabane Daisy, & Dame’s Rocket Botanical flower prints. Wash with wild wild grape, staghorn sumac, goldenrod, & blueberry inks.
allium prints, homemade inks grown @cardboardrealityfarm made @cardboardrealitystudio

#printmaking #artsaddvalue #bringingtheartstolife #canadianartist
Camassia Print, made with Grape, Sumac, and Goldenrod inks
daffodil print
Allium flower print, goldenrod ink, grape ink, and sumac ink, grown @cardboardrealityfarm made @cardboardrealitystudio
flower dog


#illustration #farmerartist #artfarm #farmart #farmdog #ocanada
BB gun 

#remington #farmart #artfarm #illustration #makelovenotwar #artist
blanket anchor


#farmerartist #illustration #illustrationnow #farmart #artfarm