Earth to Art
It gives Ane Carla great joy to create works of art that are nontoxic, easy to use and unique.
Ane Carla has collected soils from all over the USA. She fashions them into unique pastel chalks that she calls Earth Chalks, or grinds them into paints.
Binders that hold her paints to the page are milk, buttermilk, egg yolk, egg whites, soap, soaproot plant, tree saps, and soy.
Ane Carla has illustrated seven books using pen and ink. She researches and recreates historic ink recipes.
Carbon soot, iron, green tea, redwood cones, oak galls, walnuts, pomegranates, sumac, bay and brazil wood are examples of ingredients in her inks.