In this video, Julie Beeler from the Mushroom Color Atlas talks all about mushroom watercolor pigments with Maria.
This is a recording of our live demo from Saturday, October 15th with Julie Beeler.
Julie Beeler is a designer, artist, and educator with a deep love and curiosity for the natural world. She created the Mushroom Color Atlas to honor what she values most: curiosity, education, creativity, collaboration, community, and the environment. Julie has been recognized by entities including The Mushroom, Surface Design Association, and The Seattle Times. When Julie is not out foraging, you can find her tending to her flower farm Bloom & Dye, working in her art studio, or leading workshops.
We had so much fun hosting Julie in our shop; she is such an expressive, knowledgeable, and delightful human!
Julie has documented a brilliant array of colors across the spectrum. During the live demo, Julie shared her steps for creating mushroom watercolor pigments.
She brought samples highlighting her process, from drying mushrooms to creating a dye bath and filtering out the pigment.
We loved seeing her Pocket Palette filled with mushroom paints: it was a wonderful blend of science and art!