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Robin Edmundson
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Attended Clay High School
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A quick list of great jams to make with Autumn Olive Berries [Elaeagnus umbellata]. I made 4 batches of the Elaeagnus Raspberry Jam this weekend. Mmmmm.
This year I've had a bumper crop of autumn olives. We have several wild trees and the one across the way is huge and covered with berries. They're good this year. Even the dog will strip ripe berries from the lowest branches. With all that abundance, I thought you might like a quick list of the ...
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Trying to paint without all the pressure to Paint A Masterpiece.
I read a great piece by Jean Haines recently about painting for the bin. At the beginning and end of every studio day, she pulls out a scrap piece of paper and just plays. She knows it's going in the trash anyway, so she feels free to risk it all and just put the paint and water on the paper.
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I've been practicing.
This barn lives on the road to Freedom, Indiana. I've been practicing skies that aren't blue and practicing painting sunshine. They're interesting. I need a lot more practice, but I liked the peaceful feeling here. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 3:30 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!
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I did a bit of plein air painting last weekend. Very interesting experience. Here's the finished piece.
So in my recent quest to do some things outside my comfort zone, I took a recent opportunity to spend a few hours painting in the great outdoors when I went to Michigan. After the long drive from home, I spent some time walking the grounds at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles, Michigan.
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Another practice painting.
After my class in Kentucky with Judy Mudd [see previous post], I came home and did some work on a piece I've been thinking about for a couple of years. One afternoon in early spring just after a snow, we came upon a field where the farmer was clearing out some old fence rows to join two fields.
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Fastest swarm catch ever.
Late this morning, I walked outside and heard what I thought was a large engine coming from the neighbors place. I went back in and then right back out for something and realized the sound was an awful lot like bees, so I headed out to the hives. In time to see the biggest orientation flight I'd ...
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I took a risk and it paid off. This will be part of a juried show that will hang in the Indianapolis Museum of Art this fall, from Oct 9 - Dec 4. Pretty exciting.
In all the art books I've been reading lately, I find a section on risk taking. Over and over again, I'm reading: Learn the techniques. Show up at the easel. Take some risks. For me, this means painting even on days when I'm not in the flow. Painting one more painting even when the last three ...
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Elderberries are ripe! Time for jelly.
They're finally ripe! I've been waiting on elderberries since they first put out new leaves in the spring. This year our bush was loaded with flowers and I've been watching the berries slowly ripen for months. I've been gathering the berries off the stems and putting them right in the freezer so ...
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Sauce = Mess
Am I the only one whose kitchen is a total disaster area when I'm doing major canning? Right now, I've got three large pots of tomatoes, squash, onions and garlic on the stove, simmering down into spaghetti sauce. There is juice and seeds all over the table, the countertops and floor.
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The flowers have really loved all the rain we got this year.
The garden is booming this year - with sunflowers. Everything else is a little unhappy about all the rain. We have rampant romularia and other fungal problems in the rhubarb, beans, tomatoes, etc. Plus mega bug problems with the eggplant and squash. But the sunflowers, zinnas and marigolds are ...
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Turns out taking painting workshops is super fun!
In my eternal quest to become a really good painter, I took a class from Judy Mudd in Berea, Ky earlier this month. It was amazing. I'd never done a class like that before so I decided to go with the flow. She had done a lot of prep before hand, chosen the reference photos and worked up a ...
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These were a nice change from the white ones we usually see on our snap peas. Pretty!
We tried a new type of heirloom pea this year. These are the flowers of Gray Pod Snap Pea. They're pink! So pretty. I hope they taste as good as they look. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 9:23 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Labels: gray pod, peas, ...
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    1981
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    Linguistics, 1985
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Rurification: Elderberry Jelly
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They're finally ripe! I've been waiting on elderberries since they first put out new leaves in the spring. This year our bush was loaded wit

Rurification: Red Barn on Pond
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This barn lives on the road to Freedom, Indiana. I've been practicing skies that aren't blue and practicing painting sunshine. They're inter

Rurification: Swarm!
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Late this morning, I walked outside and heard what I thought was a large engine coming from the neighbors place. I went back in and then rig

Rurification: July Classes
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Color Basics and Harmonies: Take the mystery out of putting colors together. Learn how to combine colors in beautiful ways from a master col

Rurification: Another Hive Down
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I checked the hives on Wednesday when the sun was out and the temps near 50. The pink hive was actively housecleaning and doing cleansing fl

Rurification: An Apple a Day
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Apples. 4x6 each. Watercolor. January 2016. This was a homework assignment for the Craftsy class by Mary Murphy on Watercolor Techniques. Go

Rurification: Arting is good for my brain
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Over the past year, I've been practicing painting with watercolors. It's good for me because watercolor has a mind of its own. I have to sur

Rurification: Garden Huckleberries Final Report
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I told you at the beginning of the year that I was going to plant a couple of rows of garden huckleberries on the advice of one of my neighb

Rurification: Robbing
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I told you in my last post that I had combined two hives and in the process started a lot of robbing. And these robbers were relentless. It'

Rurification: Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Show
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It's almost time! We're so excited for this year's Artisan Guilds of Bloomington holiday sale. Three of the best guilds in the midwest gathe

Rurification: Another Rural Sonnet
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It's been a while since I've posted rural poetry. Lately we've been cleaning a lot. A lot. And let me tell you this place is dirty. Really d

Rurification: Claire's Door
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This is Claire's door. It used to be the original front door of the house. That is the original rim lock and door handle and the original ha

Rurification: Door Trim
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This is the door trim we are putting around the doors in the bedrooms upstairs. Lily's door. I love the craftsman styling. We decided to do

Rurification: Weatherproofing the New Construction
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We've been weatherproofing the new construction. It's been interesting. Last winter, we kept the cold out because the basic integrity of the

Rurification: Stropharia Experiment
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Earlier this year I saw a video of Paul Stamet talking about mushrooms and bees. Apparently there is evidence that bees use certain mushroom

Rurification: Stairs
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This is Eric in his natural habitat. And he smiled for the camera, so woo-hoo! Please note that he is in Claire's closet in front of the wal

Rurification: Weaving, Weaving, Weaving...
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The Bloomington Artisan Guilds show is coming up quickly. Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov 6, 2015 from 4pm - 9pm and Saturday, Nov 7 fro

Rurification: Apple Season
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It's apple season! Here are a few things we are doing and have done with apples. I hope you get a chance to try a few of them. Apple Pie Fil

Rurification: Early Fall
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Tis the season of dew and spiders. They are both more spectacular in early fall than at any other time of the year. Lily grabbed the camera

Rurification: Berry Patch Update
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The berry patch I planted this spring is doing well. Here's a pic of it with the berries all growing up. I keep my beehives in the center. T