2 thoughts on “Making Canadian Crayons”

  1. Enjoyed your films tremendously, mostly because its a family lifestyle/activity , as it should be, and also your adventures with pigments made me feel as though i had a partner in same! I just have to know, where did you find the marvelous morter and pestle for your red louis grind, i SF? I’m still smashing rocks with a hammer on my concrete steps out the back door! of course once its fine enough i can go to a tiny M&P the the mueller/glass table. Green is a hard pigment to find in my area of NW Montana and blue almost imposable in any quantity. I , like you grow the woad! I am still in hunt of blue ocher (vivianite). I once found the finest corral colored pigment in an ant hill, just had to float out the ant pieces and pine needles, but it was a perfect texture!

    thanks , keep up the search!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Karla. The wonderful bowl that I’m using to grind the red pigment is thousands of years old and was recovered by a local retired archaeologist. As I’m sure you can imagine, it was a magical experience to use …

      If you want to read a bit more about the experience, that video is featured in a article on this website. You can find it here: www.redearthicons.com/luiseno-red


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