Author Archives: nancyruthleavitt

An Immigrant Garden

The garden is lush and green from the cold and wet spring – a condition that plants love so the garden is in good shape. In spring one is engulfed by the garden. Cleaning up leaves and twigs, pruning, weeding, … Continue reading

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Sorting it out

Several years ago I came into possession of a small plant collection of herbarium specimen mounts. While sorting through the collection many ideas surfaced for bookwork. My plan for organization seemed to change daily. It was easy to say, “I’ll … Continue reading

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Snowflakes in the Sanctuary 2017

In memory of Liliane In the Gospel books created between 600 and 1000 BCE scribes used their knowledge of the Pythagorean theorem and simple geometrical tools to develop a characteristic style of decoration that integrated complex interlacing geometric designs. This … Continue reading

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Snowflake Gingerbread Houses

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This blog is dedicated to the memory of Liliane, a creative spirit and friend. This year I made snowflake gingerbread houses for my nieces and nephews to use as a refuge for fun and imagination. The houses are constructed of … Continue reading

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Nature and Art

A garden is a living collaboration of nature and art. Flowers are lovely but secondary to the importance of the color green. Composed of numerous shapes and volumes of plants, it is a tapestry of green woven from a variety … Continue reading

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Snowflakes in the Sanctuary

The sanctuary at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono, Maine is decorated with snowflakes during Epiphany.  SNOWFLAKES IN THE SANCTUARY offered an opportunity to work in a different medium and in a much larger scale than my bookwork. I … Continue reading

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Plant Speaks, 1

Plants Speak, 1. 2015. Manuscript #109. 11 x 6-1/8 x ¾ inches. 54 pages. Since September 2014 my research has involved culling through historical papers, correspondence, and publications on the subject of early Maine botanists at the University of Maine … Continue reading

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