Since I’ve been thinking about ways to craft with nature for this month’s theme here at, I’ve been keeping an eye out for neat techniques. And I’ve been telling all my friends and family to keep an eye out as well. My husband, Bruce, sent me to this fabulous site that features the work of Bryan Nash Gill, who uses relief printing and a time-consuming scratching technique on sections of logs to create wonderful pieces of art.
Ashes & Milk, the online gallery that sells Bryan’s work, also offers an amazing range of art pieces that rely on natural elements — stone, clay, textiles, wood, metal, and paper — to be specific. Their aesthetic is very appealing, to both the modern woman and the hippie chick living inside me, which is very difficult to do.


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