Muffy Clark Gill is a contemporary wax resist artist and photographer working in mixed media. Primarily focussing on the ancient wax and dye resist process known as batik and the sister Japanese process known as roketsuzome (or rozome). Personal memories gleaned from a lifelong passion for travel, culture, and history provides the inspiration for her work
Now that I am back in the saddle after being on the road in "The Roge Mahal " for the past 3 1/2 months it is time to get to work! Of course I will continue sharing snippets from various stops on our trip in the near future. Sadly I returned to a yard full of weeds that needed pulling, a septic system that needed to be replaced for the studio, and a minor flood in the studio from a small roof leak after I got home.
One of the joys of traveling in our RV has been the chance to enjoy local fresh fruits and vegetables. With Summer in full swing we have been able to sample nature’s bounty. Staring with the small ripe apricots that were growing wild by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks at our Durango,Colorado campground we scooped up the sweet tastes that come with fresh ripe fruit.
We had left the Durango, Colorado area after a week of camping in one of our favorite western towns and we drove southwest for several hours with a lunch stop in Cortez, CO within view of Mesa Verde National Park and the Sleeping Ute Mountain. As we headed south the landscape dramatically changed, with the mountains being replaced by long flat vistas of buttes and mesas peppering a treeless dry dessert.