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A little more work

April 16, 2019
Boston Terrier, gale everett studio 2019

Work in progress, Boston Terrier, graphite on 18″x 24″, Gale Everett Studio 2019

I’m finally sitting back down in the studio to work on the dog drawing. It’s definitely a work in progress. Ears, eyes, nose, and mouth zone keep shifting as more information gets laid down.

Life has been a jumble of so many things that I’ve had a hard time sorting out daily tasks. Arthritis flair-ups have been happening much to my disapproval (Partly due to food consumption, partly stress, always equals horrible gut and body pain). I’m just glad to be sequestering myself in the art room again!

Tomorrow looks promising for a little more drawing time!

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Boston Shift

April 6, 2019

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I’m not sure where I’m heading, but I needed to start a larger drawing. I’ve spent loads of time researching ideas and keep coming back to the desire of drawing animals on a bit larger scale. This isn’t super large (paper dimensions: 45 mm x 61 mm), but it might get my energy flowing. The subject matter is Sadie, a Boston Terrier owned by a friend. She doesn’t know that I”m working on the image. Maybe I’ll eventually have something to share with them.  My goal is to start loosening up with animal portraits. Subjects are all around me at home and in nosework class.

Stepping back in time, I had wanted to create big charcoal drawings while at university. I was actually lined up to join a collective studio space of painters, but things shifted and I moved away from drawing. However, way back in the deep recesses of my brain I’ve been holding onto the idea even if I didn’t realize it! Botanical images have moved aside to welcome birds and mammals. This feeling is real and I need to grasp it!

Oh, famous last words… we shall see what next week brings forward!

🙂

 

Warmth and sunshine

March 18, 2019

Here we are on March 17, 2019 and it truly feels like spring! Topping out at almost 70, we spent the day house cleaning and clearing brush in the backyard. I finished Anna’s book page yesterday and packed it up today for Cathe. So overdue, but I’m happy with what’s being sent forward (which is what I really want). Colors became crazy, but seemed to work well with the image. I think my brain needed this crazy outlet for moving forward in life. Thinking back on what’s happened over the past 10 months, I’ve been amazed at how things are finally progressing forward. Slowly, overdue items are getting check off the mental list. Packages sent to my nephew. Print exchanges entered at the last moment. Drawings completed.

One thing I haven’t mentioned much has been the kittens. They turn 1 year on Friday!

Fiona

Pippin

These two crazy girls have become such a strong part of the household. Both Moby and Hazel adore both girls, but MeMe still hasn’t accepted the pair. The household remains divided on the cat realm. Maybe we’ll have a breakthrough with the old lady soon.

Maggie currently visiting until early April. Her mom is taking a much needed vacation to Costa Rica. I actually have plans for travel to Kenya and Tanzania in September/October 2019. Since I’m at the last of my 40’s, I’ve chosen to make a grand safari adventure before the clock shifts into the 50’s. I have chosen to join a group I know and a cause I’ve supported in the past (Makindu ).

A great week ahead!

2019 Art Acquisition Grant

February 19, 2019

 

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Today, the official announcement went up on the Oregon Arts Commission website listing the 2019 Art Acquisition Grants and my name is on the list.  The City of Halsey were not able to raise enough funds to cover the cost of “From the Land”. They applied for a small grant to fund the remainder and received it! Or I should say we both received it!

A big thanks to the city employees who went the extra mile to pull everything together. It’s kind of shocking to see my name on the website, all official.

To view the list please click the Oregon Arts Commission Link HERE.

Bug taking shape

February 9, 2019

Holes and crazy bugs are taking shape on the iris stalks. Progress is in super slow mode.

The colors have become a tad wild for my normal sense of life, but it works. Fingers crossed for another chance tomorrow afternoon for additional work.

Off to cook dinner!

Drawing: colored pencil, watercolor, micron pen and pencil.

More Seedpod work

January 29, 2019

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The end of January is quickly approaching and more progress is happening on Anna’s page. I hadn’t actually read through the introduction page since opening the package…..and WOW, I’m so horribly off topic from what it was supposed to be. Edible Plants! Eat Me is the title! What happened in my brain??! These are seriously NON EDIBLE examples of flowering plants. Anna, my deepest apologies for screwing up this page and making it almost a year late in moving forward. Maybe some bug eats iris plants???? I need to do a little checking on google.

Anyway, the page is progressing with pencil, micron pen, water color and colored pencil.

hmmmm….. hoplia callipyge might be my answer. Yes, a bug that loves eating this plant! 🙂

And a bit more

January 22, 2019

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It’s Monday in my brain, but Tuesday according to the calendar. That’s what happens on extended holiday weekends! I spent a few hours puzzling on the drawing more with pencil and micron pen. Then I couldn’t wait to drop a touch of watercolor onto the stark page.

The dogs are rattling the door wanting a walk during the current rain break. Tamale wrappers are needing a good soak then stuffing with masa and pork for dinner. Plus a trip into Corvallis to pick up Moby meds before pharmacy close. Time to shuffle out the door! Maybe more drawing tomorrow.