Cramming in a bit more

I’ve been trying to plan my next escape to the coast, hoping for a full week of solitude for drawing and designing. Which week do I choose and do I take the dog? Well, now it’s been pushed off until late July due to everyone wanting to use the house over the next multiple weeks. Plus my nextContinue reading “Cramming in a bit more”

22 days left

A blast from the not so distant past! I ran across a memory stick that had snuck it’s way into my husbands stash. On it were a few photos from 2011. Above are the 6- 4″x 4″ hand colored block prints created for a piece titled “Loop 36 Trail”. It became a sculptural work and isContinue reading “22 days left”

Love in a brown paper bag

I thoroughly enjoy print exchanges, especially when the package arrives! Oh, the excitement of opening the envelope to discover the new goodies! About on par with childhood memories of Christmas morning. This year I feel so lucky to have received work from my Idaho friends, Welsh friends, and several from other locations around the USContinue reading “Love in a brown paper bag”

April vortex

It’s already the 12th and I’ve still not retrieved my life from the grips of the estate. Husband is off yet again, this time to Chicago for a family visit. Taxes are not done on either fronts (home or estate). Due date is Tuesday… ya know, tax day. Nothing like putting everything off until the lastContinue reading “April vortex”

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”

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”

Block work

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”

Chopping down doors

It’s a studio day and I’m so glad to be in it! There are 3 prints due on the near horizon and I need to move forward. Old kitchen cabinet doors have been super handy in the studio. They have been repurposed as ware boards for pottery, surfaces for burning and waxing paper, boards toContinue reading “Chopping down doors”

Ink change

Today, my finger joints were bugging me so I chose to do limited work on the block. Gripping the dry point needle is very uncomfortable. There remains quite a bit to resolve on the bird and fingers but I’m feeling good about the whole image. A proof using thickened oil based ink (a bunch ofContinue reading “Ink change”