Fay Helfer

Working on Vanilla Nymph today (detail) - trying out a new pigment for white = zinc!

Working on Vanilla Nymph today (detail) - trying out a new pigment for white = zinc!

Another print now up in the shop!

Another print now up in the shop!

'Datura' prints are up - also available as prints on wood (maple or bamboo)

'Datura' prints are up - also available as prints on wood (maple or bamboo)

hallierosetaylor asked: What medium is it on the woodblocks for those herbs? They are beautiful!

Thanks! it’s pyrography (wood burning) and natural pigments (indigo and turmeric to make green, and a touch of pastel and gold leaf)

The Scarborough Fair herbs - Pyrography, indigo, turmeric and gold on cedar blocks

The Scarborough Fair herbs - Pyrography, indigo, turmeric and gold on cedar blocks

Sage … guess what’s next?

Sage … guess what’s next?

happy dog

happy dog

whut

whut

lil geranium leaf

lil geranium leaf

Vanilla Nymph, slow progress

Vanilla Nymph, slow progress

Here’s ‘Datura’ final - pyrography and pigments: malachite, turmeric, indigo, hibiscus and cochineal. Prints coming soon

Here’s ‘Datura’ final - pyrography and pigments: malachite, turmeric, indigo, hibiscus and cochineal. Prints coming soon