Nasty weather

Here we are on the verge of Corvallis Fall Festival and the weather report really sucks. There are multiple storms coming to our doorstep bringing inches of rain,  30 mph gusts and flooding. Tonight the first one comes, then another moves in Saturday and yet another on Sunday. The weather service calls them “unseasonable” andContinue reading “Nasty weather”

Pods and thorns, oh my!

Today we had plenty of rain and overcast skies so it was a good day to grab some studio time. The pod is slowly pulling together.  I’m sure you’re probably wondering how many hammered copper wires get inserted into a pod form. I’ve not officially counted but it’s around 110-120 (Cynthia, each one is hammeredContinue reading “Pods and thorns, oh my!”


I have one week to go before Fall Festival and nothing terribly interesting to bring in the 3D world. Well, at least what I consider interesting. I’m pretty sure other people have different ideas. My supply orders are slowly dribbling in the door. Still waiting for rattan and glue. No glue = no lamp/luminarias ofContinue reading “Thorns”

What to bring?

On September 28 & 29, Corvallis Fall Festival will be ruling Central Park in Corvallis. This is the first season I’ll be part of a booth rather than helping run the festival. Yes, after 9 festivals the tide has turned! I was invited to participate in this year’s Philomath Open Studios tour in October/November. AsContinue reading “What to bring?”

You’re not supposed to be in the house!

We’ve had a variety of animal/bird/reptile visitors in our home over the years. I typically don’t freak out too much and approach the situation as calmly as possible once the dogs/cats are out of the space. I’ve removed snakes, baby rabbits, voles, field mice, flying squirrels, numerous birds, frogs… but today’s visitor was new. We’veContinue reading “You’re not supposed to be in the house!”

Becoming a Ctenophore

Along our coastline one will sometimes encounter little spherical jelly balls on the beach. I always loved running into these guys because I understand how beautiful they once were out in the ocean. In a past life, prior to the animal & art world, I wanted to be a marine biologist and Ctenophores were oneContinue reading “Becoming a Ctenophore”

Negotiations and playing with paper

Life has been rather full of dogs over the past several weeks leaving little time for other things. However, there have been a few art related items coming to the surface of the slobbery dog bowl. Last week I received an email from a gal in Montana requesting the use of one of my printsContinue reading “Negotiations and playing with paper”