A New Year 

After an almost 2+ month break, I’ve decided that it’s a good time to get back into a blogging routine. The holidays are over. Winter is very much here. The studio is aching  for attention from me! 2016 certainly held several projects with art and life: Art in Rural Communities is still up and goingContinue reading “A New Year “

The Install of “From the Land”

It’s been several days since the actual installation and I’m finally feeling rested enough to show some photos! It was a beautiful warm fall day and a 20 ft long blank canvas! Walter B and Hester Coucke (The Arts Center Curator) were hard at work hanging the informational signage. Starting off seemed pretty simple. LayContinue reading “The Install of “From the Land””

Early Rain

It came early. The rain that is. It’s been a bit of a guessing game as to when it would start. Would it be Saturday or Sunday? Will it start around noon on Saturday or around 9am? It chose the 9:30am Saturday time slot. This early rain puts a damper on the final painting push.Continue reading “Early Rain”

Getting Closer

I’m working like crazy to get the project completed by this Friday. Why Friday? Because I want the weekend to myself! I’m so tired of the whole thing. Yet, I have to keep plugging along and try to forget those negative thoughts as they arise. Today I started bracing parts together. What does that mean?Continue reading “Getting Closer”

First 8

Somehow, I’ve managed to get to this point, completing the first 8 panels for the Halsey project. The actual wall placement isn’t correct yet, but there’s still more to figure out. The Meadowfoam flowers completed the set. Interestingly, here at home the city has been working on the water main/meter for the past 3 days.Continue reading “First 8”

Radish blooms and a bee

Finally panel #7 is finished! I’ve been reading more about certain crops like Meadowfoam and Radishes. They’re grown for oil production. Bees are 100% required for pollinating the crops, nothing else can do the job. Panel #8 is now in design mode. I started a piece focused on apple branches, but I’m getting pulled towardsContinue reading “Radish blooms and a bee”

Three out of Four

Progress continues forward as energy levels fade. Three out of four pairs are now cut. The wheat image (upper right) was completed today after almost four days of work. Granted, the work wasn’t continuous. I burned out after the first four squares and had a difficult time trying to move forward. This type of projectContinue reading “Three out of Four”

Figuring out spacing

How will the final spacing of work come together? It’s something that requires thought right now before moving on to larger panels. If I stay with this spacing (1ft), then the long panels will remain 5 ft long. If I choose to pull the squares in more, say a 10″ space, then the little squareContinue reading “Figuring out spacing”

Clover and Grasses

Whew! It’s August 1 and I’m finally making advances creating art for Halsey, OR. July was consumed by house projects, from re-roofing to installation of a new heating system. Those projects are completed but others have sprung up to compensate for the changes. I won’t bore  you with that stuff, but I suspect the work will takeContinue reading “Clover and Grasses”

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 “