This new process of Botanical Etching has a lot of experimentation built in. My process evolves a little with each piece that I compose. I did several works in December and January using brined leaves that I harvested in October before most trees had completely dropped their leaves.
This winter, I explored working with fresh leaves harvested in January. A road trip to my favorite farm in Beaverdam sent me home with a collection of ferns, blackberry, and cedar. A composition with winter ferns and brined lenten rose foliage gave me a look at works with both fresh and preserved leaves.