Edible colors

I talked to my sister Fran today. She shared with me that her color decisions on painting and dyeing projects are based on whether or not she feels the color is "edible," i.e. as appealing as good food. This is an interesting idea. I've often said how much I love the smells of the katazome process -- the stencil paper, the rice paste, the sweet smell of the soy dyed fabric. I would probably eat my work if I could!

 minnows mussels natural pigment dyes on linen/cotton blend

minnows mussels natural pigment dyes on linen/cotton blend

Speaking of edible ideas and colors, two Minnesota arts organizations -- Springboard for the Arts and MNartists.org created a wonderful new project -- CSA's -- modeled after the popular community supported agriculture movement but in this case it's Community Supported Art. It's the most exciting idea to promote local art and artists that I've heard about in a long time. You can read about it here.