Day of quiet 

After going crazy over the project for the past few days, my brain and body are tired. I spent an hour with the physical therapist today, working on freeing up the QLs on the left side and the sciatic nerve issues (probably the main culprit of all my foot woes). So no cutting today. PossiblyContinue reading “Day of quiet “

8″ x 8″

So, how does one approach an idea for a wall installation? Well, I decided to start with cut paper, since that’s what got me this gig. Currently, I’m attempting to portray one of the multiple bee/honey crops out in the Halsey area. Clover, Radish, and Meadow Foam are all crops around the area for honeyContinue reading “8″ x 8″”

Happiness in yellow 

Art in Rural Communities: Halsey 2016 The week is quickly coming to a close and several items have been accomplished! Contract signed and turned in. 2. Scroll saw and base delivered, set up, and tested. 3. Sign materials ordered! 4. Field research started. 5. Garage space cleared for action! Ok, plus a ping pong tableContinue reading “Happiness in yellow “

Quilts and Wheat

Art in Rural Communities: Halsey Project 2016 I didn’t sleep much last night because I couldn’t turn off my brain. Things are certainly shifting and moving with design ideas for the wall project. Friday I took a trip to Eugene and went off 99W for a couple of photos. The skies were filled with dynamic clouds,Continue reading “Quilts and Wheat”

Coffee, Donuts, and a Wall

Halsey Public Art Project: the start Wednesday morning I traveled south to Halsey City Hall for a meeting with the Coffee and Donuts group. That morning the group was there to put forth ideas of “what makes Halsey unique, what is the town known for and how can two artists capture these ideas into 3DContinue reading “Coffee, Donuts, and a Wall”

Chosen!

This evening I received a brief email stating that I was IT! I have been chosen to create public wall art for the city of Halsey!! No more being inside buildings, I’m moving out into the world of rain, wind, and sunshine. Plus it will be even more visible to the public! I really enjoyedContinue reading “Chosen!”

Visiting Friends

I pulled myself away from the house today to specifically visit a friend, Lauren Ohlgren , working inside the window at Footwise (a shoe store in Corvallis). Jeff Hess started the Window on Art program two years ago in this space. During the month of April, artists come and work live in front of folksContinue reading “Visiting Friends”

Crazy thinking 

What happens when your brain shifts into art overdrive, when ideas start flowing like hot oil? (I guess it could be called manic, but I won’t go there…. ) As I started preparing for the upcoming talk, my brain flew off the handle with new ideas. Well, not necessarily super new, but applying similar ideasContinue reading “Crazy thinking “

Fish Character

Fish have distinct body parts that are captured with printmaking. Scales, eye, mouth, fins, tail and operculum (gill cover). The nice thing about taking a copy of the original is the ability to add and subtract from the image, increasing the fishy character. Below is the starting copy before adding lots of additional stippling withContinue reading “Fish Character”

Final Page

Holy cow! It’s finally done! All it took was letting go of fears and playing with color. Above, I’ve posted the slideshow of progress, from tentative drawing to finished page. I love watching how work develops over time. From a rather bland image to one that has a bit more depth and structure. Well, at leastContinue reading “Final Page”