No sketching today. Way too many things going on surrounding the computer. I’ve been in negotiations for sending the Postcard Quilt off to a new home in Colorado. It’s thrilling to know it will be greatly loved and appreciated for years to come. The quilt was an award winner back in 2008 at the HowlandContinue reading “An extra space!”
Monthly Archives: February 2014
This winter I resumed feeding the wild birds for the enjoyment of it. The cats no longer have access to the area since it’s regularly patrolled by the canine pack. The birds are abundant and new furry faces are showing up. We’ve had a few squirrels visit the deck and surrounding trees over the pastContinue reading “Squirrel?”
Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!
Yesterday I spent several hours working through more estate stuff. I’m trying to get things ready for the accountant. The major burden has been going through all the donations and finding ‘real market value’. Can’t we just guess? Of course, I don’t want to piss off the IRS. I’ll be happy when Thursday arrives andContinue reading “Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!”
Wow! I have to admit that I’m pretty amazed to still be blogging after 5 years. If someone had asked me back on 20 Feb, 2009 if I had a prediction for what the future held, what would I have said? Probably something about creating art and loving my critters. I never would have guessedContinue reading “5 years”
Fox Sparrow Continues
Couldn’t ask for a better afternoon to spend in the studio. Rain and generally blustery weather. Gusts should get upwards of 30-40mph tonight, nothing compared to my Welsh friends and their hurricane level winds. So, it was a good opportunity to work on the fox sparrow. I focused on darkening lines and removal of backgroundContinue reading “Fox Sparrow Continues”
Start with a carved block Add red ink After a bunch of alterations and press issues, you get something like this A little sloppy, but that’s how love is! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Loading the Walls
Wednesday morning a small group from the Merry Inksters went to Philomath to hang a print exhibit inside Gathering Together Farm. The business isn’t open yet for the season, but they are having 3 big dinners at their restaurant around Valentine’s Day. The 6 artists exhibiting are Carol Chapel, Debby Sundbaum Sommers, Julia Lont, VictoriaContinue reading “Loading the Walls”
How do studios become so messy? It’s just me in the space. No dogs allowed, no husband, just me. Yet, I can be a real slob. This tends to slow down production especially when I have multiple projects running at the same time. I’m finding it really is a bad idea to be playing withContinue reading “Block work”
This morning at 7:30 I wandered outside in my big rubber boots to measure the snow: 10″ (25.4cm)! Incredible! More is expected as the day progresses. The view of the bird feeders late afternoon on the 6th Joyful dogs playing on the 7th. An early morning shot. One of the many Song Sparrows visiting theContinue reading “Snow Day!”
The computer models said we might be in the path of snow, but do we ever believe the weather folks? They were right this time. It started this morning and hasn’t let up yet. Our temp is around 22F (-5C) and we’ve accumulated over 5.25″ (13 cm ) of snow. I realize it’s just aContinue reading “Snow”