And it’s a wrap!

Wow, it’s been an incredible ride to the finish for the Philomath Open Studio Tour. The giant push to create and package new things to unearthing all sorts of hidden older gems to find homes as product leaves the tables. Plus coming down with the flu in between weekends. Talk about screwing up the productionContinue reading “And it’s a wrap!”

One Week Remaining

Whew! Only one week (actually less) to go until the start of Philomath Open Studio Tour. Next Thursday, Linda and I will be setting up our booths inside Compton Family Winery and hosting a group tour for the participating artists. This will be our test run for everything, including sales. We will be located insideContinue reading “One Week Remaining”

Put a Chicken on it!

I skipped last Friday’s blog posting. Life has been pretty overwhelming and new items were not coming together. However, this week has been full of activity: Sunday set-up of the window at Footwise. Orders are almost here! More orders have been placed and (fingers crossed) will arrive before the event! Hurrah! A new drawing startedContinue reading “Put a Chicken on it!”

Seemingly Slow

At the end of the week, I don’t know what happened, only what was completed today. I managed to spend the entire day re-shooting photos, adjusting quality via photoshop, and finally uploading them to the Texas company for a giant order. I bit the bullet and ordered a large amount of cards and prints ofContinue reading “Seemingly Slow”

Vintage Roost and Art Progress

The four day event has started! September 16th & 17th, 23rd &24th, 10am to 5pm at the Vintage Roost! Located in picturesque countryside of North Albany, Oregon, 935 NW Scenic Dr., 1/2 mile off Hwy 20, this event is worth the travel. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have some lovey hand-dyedContinue reading “Vintage Roost and Art Progress”

Slow drawing

Another week closer to the open studio tour and I’ve been working on drawings. I pulled out three incomplete images to finish. 1: black capped chickadee. 2: Ewe 183. 3: winter warbler. The Chickadee is similar to my first pyrography and colored pencils experiment. I think it will be lovely once completed. Ewe 183: IContinue reading “Slow drawing”

Head Spinning around September

It’s been a while since I last posted in July and there’s loads happening right now. Upcoming Market/Show spaces! If you are in the area, I will be showing at the Vintage Roost September 16,17 &23, 24. Both Friday and Saturday hours are from 10am to 5pm. Address: 935 NW Scenic Dr., 1/2 mile offContinue reading “Head Spinning around September”

Finding my Footing

What happens after a big project ends? This is probably the time I dislike the most, the time when you’re not certain what path to take. Where should I go next? What should I focus on? I’m pretty sure loads of people love that open option, but I struggle with being confronted with an openContinue reading “Finding my Footing”

Zebra Done!

Saturday was the culmination of a giant printing project that started two months ago. I printed the zebra with a fantastic group of artists and the organizers of Big Ink at the Whiteaker Print Studio in Eugene. I have forgotten how incredible printmakers are because it’s been years since being involved with any projects. IContinue reading “Zebra Done!”

Two days left

I’m so tired of this image and I only have two days remaining for carving. My right hand is exhausted. My body doesn’t enjoy all the sitting. I just have to buckle down and keep focusing on the end goal. Saturday morning I leave home at 7:30. The block is 40” x 24”. Cherry plywood.