Repeatable Colorways from Raven Ridge Fiber Arts. Click on images to enlarge.
Calcite Springs Colorway
Calcite Springs - The cliffs at the Calcite Springs in Yellowstone National Park have colors in the rocks that could keep me in colorways for a long time. My new colorway brings out the amazing blue layers in the same cliff that inspired my Rhyolite Robins Egg Colorway. Its snowing heavily as I write this, and this cheery blue makes me happy..
Rhyolite Robin's Egg - On a recent trip Yellowstone National Park we saw a cliff along the Yellowstone River with blue streaks in it. I developed this colorway to reflect these robins egg blue streaks among the gray and tan rocky layers. Being a science-y kind of person, I consulted with a geologist friend and discovered that the rocks are rhyolite lava flows. The blue coloration is likely due to 'hydrothermal alteration' the upward percolation hot fluids over many thousands of years.
Wild Rose Colorway
Wild Rose - After a long cold snowy winter here in western Montana (2017), I yearned for a bright, warm, cheerful colorway. I knew this rose that my husband photographed on a hike late last spring to the Lewis and Clark Pass would be perfect. Wild roses like this one are common in moist areas like the small stream we followed through alpine meadows on our way to the pass.
Deep Forest Colorway
Deep Forest - In the forest, underneath the trees and in the thickets, are the secret places where creatures hide and plant growth and death proceed slowly. These places are dark and green and rich. As I walk quietly through the woods, I find myself caught up in the mystery of these deep dark places.
Beargrass – A dramatic plant in the Lily Family that blooms in the spring in the forest understory. The flowering stems grow waist-high and in some years, the forest is thick with these flowers – a stunning sight. These flowers were photographed near Lolo Peak outside of Lolo, MT.
Weathered Wood Colorway
Weathered Wood – In our area, old pine trees weather to a lovely silver-gray with golden tan highlights. The inspiration for this colorway is an old white-bark pine tree that died standing and is now home to woodpeckers and other hole-nesting creatures. My Weathered Wood Colorway is a warm neutral that works well by itself and in combination with other colors.
Spring Sapling - We had an early spring here in western Montana, and the long days and bright sunshine begged me to head out to the woods. The trees and saplings were bursting with new growth. Even the larches, deciduous conifers, were leafing out. I tried to capture the look of cheerful promise in this colorway. I hope it makes you smile.