Insects in the garden

The garden continues to ramp up production. More zucchini, cukes, kale, and peas. Pole beans will start blooming in the next 2 days. Tomatoes continue to ripen, but what really captures my attention are all the insects! The Catnip was swarming with bees and small butterflies this afternoon. I could spend hours there watching allContinue reading “Insects in the garden”

Baby Birds

Grumpy parent Black-Capped Chickadees have it out on the suet feeder The world around our home is filled with bird calls from first to last light. Parent birds are scrambling between their multiple offspring, feeding gaping mouths on nests to whining babies following around behind them. The above photos are of one patient mother DownyContinue reading “Baby Birds”

Post Safari Ideas

It’s been 6 weeks since returning from Africa and not a peep from me regarding the trip. I managed to take thousands of images which have still yet to be figured out. Some images have already been sent off to become a 2020 calendar, others are starting to form ideas for future printmaking endeavors. FriendsContinue reading “Post Safari Ideas”

Life speed ahead!

It’s almost September! Am I freaking out yet? YES!!! Looking back over the past couple of months I realized how little I’ve been contributing on this site. Where did that last posting go (besides being filed in my brain)? Why didn’t I add the completed book page? Sitka Class? Felted creatures?  I seem to beContinue reading “Life speed ahead!”

Wheat and shingles 

I finished the first wheat trial and it’s received loads of interest with my FB friends. I’ll continue playing with this form by adding in a few additional stalks to the design (or going for more of a micro view by zooming in on the kernels). The work needs to cover a 2 ft xContinue reading “Wheat and shingles “

Second Attempt

Today I’m continuing work on figuring out the best way to portray the influx of Hazelnut crops into the Willamette valley. Halsey and surrounding communities have their share of newly planted orchards. The above piece focuses on the actual developing nut cluster with their wild paper coverings. The current crop is on the young side.Continue reading “Second Attempt”

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”

More waiting

It’s Thursday and I’m waiting for multiple things. Here’s the list: The cat went on walkabout and hasn’t returned home. I’m worried. My husband is heading to Texas and I’m waiting for him to get back from work so I can drive him to the airport. The results from the jury process for Art inContinue reading “More waiting”

Shearing 

Saturday morning I dashed off to Harry & Carol’s farm to take in the shearing process. Carol had let me know on Friday afternoon via email that the shearer was coming. Of course, I didn’t read emails that afternoon/evening and discovered the news on Saturday morning. Thirteen ewes need a haircut. Vince, who trained inContinue reading “Shearing “