Author Archives: Kate Ruddle

Lichen in Iceland

My main focus while in Iceland is to naturally dye fabric with lichen while concentrating on an environmental piece about preservation of species. Lichen is fascinating as it is really a combination of two species – algae or cyanobacteria and … Continue reading

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Iceland Residency

Welcome to my Icelandic Blog. I will be taking an exciting adventure this Fall and posting about it here! I am going to be living in Iceland for the whole month of September to take part in an artist residency … Continue reading

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Sketch O’ The Day – Marrus orthocanna

Marrus orthocanna is a type of Siphonophore which is closely related to the Jelly fish.  They can be quite long – but this one is only 40 cm (a little over 1 foot) The color was so amazing that I … Continue reading

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Sketch O’ The Day- Taco Family Portrait!

As promised – Caryn’s chickens – Taco is the head chicken in front. What a character. Can’t wait to meet her in person.

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Sketch O’ The Day: And The Winner Is…

Diane and Stiv won a free drawing by guessing the closest! Here is the photo again – Tiny sheep-like Faux Fur Tribble Soft-Sculptures that sit on my window sill. No rocks inside. Was fun to see people guess things like … Continue reading

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Tiny Sketch O’ The Day – Merritt College Gardens

Tiny Sketches O’ The Day: Micah dropped me off at Merritt College an hour before my pruning class (and before anyone else) this am and I spent the time doing tiny sketches in the gardens! Bench with my bags, fountain, … Continue reading

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Sketch O’ The Day: Can you guess what this is?

Sketch O’ The Day: Can you guess what it is? I will draw a sketch for the winner and post it on Facebook. Hint: Micah is excluded from this contest as this lives in my living room.  

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Succulent and Lavender sketch

Going to start posting sketches for fun – haven’t been drawing enough!

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Mutated Structure – Portable Vegetable Garden

I am so excited that my Sketch-up model got selected to be on the Mutated Structure Project website. I taught myself Sketch-up to enter my model because I thought this was such an interesting project. Mutated Structure Project is an … Continue reading

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Tiny (But Mighty?) Piece in Silicon Valley Small Works Exhibit

Silicon Valley Small Works 2014 Art Exhibition Kate Ruddle – Antoinete Project – Candy and Cake Opening Reception: Wed. Nov 12th 4-7 pm   Gillmor Center room 102 – Vargas Gallery – Mission College, Santa Clara Juried Exhibition of Artwork in … Continue reading

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