Fast and arty in all directions

Another crazy art week has passed with new items sprouting up everywhere plus several gatherings with beloved friends. Above is the pastel set I ordered from the UK. So looking forward to playing with these soon!!! I spent a day working on felting bear heads in an attempt to better grasp what I’m envisioning withContinue reading “Fast and arty in all directions”

Combining Techniques

Eventually I’ll be posting a video, but things are not quite to that stage yet. I started experimenting with combining fish prints, a lithography technique and thrown ceramic forms. In the end, it becomes yet another way to transfer prints to volumetric forms, but my prints to be exact! It was a rocky start and ratherContinue reading “Combining Techniques”

Different ideas, similar approach

It’s Tuesday and I’m taking a ceramics day. The garage is finally clear enough to set up the wheel and pull out tools. On Monday I watched a nice piece on printing lithographs onto clay. The ingredients were quite straight forward: Linseed oil, Gum Arabic, Mason Stains, water, sponges, and toner based copies of artwork.Continue reading “Different ideas, similar approach”

Artists Running Amok- part 1

Oh yes, last night we sprinted between studios during the first night of pre-tour for the 2015 Philomath Open Studios. We managed to make it to 9 out of 17 studios. We have one more night to cover the remaining 8. Saturday, the studios all open at noon for the public. Let the sales begin!Continue reading “Artists Running Amok- part 1”

Art in the hot garden

Saturday was humid and hot. Driving over, I actually encountered a pretty good rain shower, then had a touch more right at opening. With the spotting of rain, the humidity pushed way up and probably kept us from getting to 100 F. Instead we made it into the mid 90’s. The garden was spectacular and crammed withContinue reading “Art in the hot garden”

Sunsets and a new year

Happy New Year! I’ve managed to spend the last couple of days in bed ill. Not may favorite way to start a new year. On Thursday night we had one of the most spectacular sunsets. Very interesting cloud formations with gold, pinks, oranges and violets extending over the valley. Stunning! The new year started withContinue reading “Sunsets and a new year”

Mug Experiment

I must admit, it’s rather strange seeing my artwork placed upon a generic white coffee/tea mug. One of my local art friends had recommended Zazzle as a good resource for creating functional ware with your own art images. So I thought “What the heck, I might as well give it a try to see whatContinue reading “Mug Experiment”

Formline frogs and other disasters

A rather goofy looking frog drawing but there is a history to it. Long ago (probably back in the 50’s/60’s) someone in my family, possibly my grandmother, purchased a couple of sets of placemats and napkins from the local arts center. These placemats had a formline frog image. Both she and my parents had aContinue reading “Formline frogs and other disasters”

Weekend Work

Memorial day and a long weekend. Rain, wind and nasty weather. Perfect for indoor work. Saturday, I dragged my husband into see the print/ceramics show for it’s final day. I was delighted to find one of the prints had sold. Mr Moby snoozing in the chair caught someone’s attention enough to move into their home.Continue reading “Weekend Work”

What a week! Yikes!

Oh man, what a week! It was filled with drama, beauty, fun and icky stuff and I’m super glad it’s finished! This weeks highlights: Saturday Breakfast: Egg quesadilla with chicken, avocado and tomatillo salsa! Thanks Dave for the yummy creation without cheese! Saturday afternoon I worked for the Arts Center from noon to 5pm. TheContinue reading “What a week! Yikes!”