Heat Shift & Moths

For some reason, I felt our weather would remain rainy and drab all summer. Passing over Solstice, we seemed to shift into what the rest of the country has been experiencing. Hot! Ok, so Oregon doesn’t get really hot like Arizona, Texas, and other points south, but hitting over 90 (34C at the house) forContinue reading “Heat Shift & Moths”


Wednesday, I marked out the grid-work and then stitched it with a sewing machine. This part is always nerve racking for me due to the cumbersome feeling of working with paper. I don’t want strange creases or folds occurring so I have to be careful how I handle it. It really doesn’t drape like fabric.Continue reading “Stitching”

Moving Forward

Slowly moving forward on the commissioned work while trying to get the house ready for guests this weekend. With any luck, I’ll not do much cleaning and we’ll take them out to the coast. At least that house is clean but lacking hot water. Yes, the water heater elements or something is on the fritz.Continue reading “Moving Forward”

Print Happiness

Last week I went out to procure the mail and discovered a package of print bliss! Yes, the Leftovers Print Exchange had arrived!!! Amy Nack,  head creator of the Leftovers exchange and Wingtip Press in Boise Idaho, has organized the event for the past 4 years. Off the top of my head, I can’t recallContinue reading “Print Happiness”

Overdue Start

Back in May I received a commission. Hurray! Someone really likes my work enough to REQUEST a specific piece!  I was initially stumped at the request of color. Personally, I really like the subtle qualities of the River series (off-whites & tans) but I completely understand it not working on the average white household wall.Continue reading “Overdue Start”

Childhood art

An odd thing about cleaning out the home you grew up in is discovering art work produced by all 4 siblings. Sometimes you don’t even realize you produced it until older siblings step in and say,”yes, you made that”.  In my dad’s studio were several works created by various small children over the years. MyContinue reading “Childhood art”

Wayward brain at work

Last Saturday and next Saturday are designated  “fill in days” at the Arts Center of Corvallis.  My buddy Suzanne has torn herself away from the front desk for a dream trip of gallery hopping in Santa Fe, NM. With her gone, I was given the opportunity to step back into my old job. It’s alwaysContinue reading “Wayward brain at work”

Another Round

In between bits and pieces of life, I’ve been slowly working on 4 more 6″x 6″ claybord squares. Two are finally starting to look like something close to finish, the other two have a ways to go. I took them outside to photograph with strong light and hence a lot of glare. Yuck! Right now,Continue reading “Another Round”