Molokai 

 Monday was an exploration day, searching out a good snorkeling location. We spent a bunch of time exploring Dragons Teeth out at the end of Kapalua. Beautiful location,if you can ignore all the resort/ golf course end of things. After Kapalua, we traveled farther north on hwy 30, ending up at the Blowhole. ThereContinue reading “Molokai “

Morning Sketching

 Things have been rather sleepy-calm over the past couple of days. I managed to leave home without any art supplies! Argh! Not a great way to start a trip. After four days we managed to find a few things at extreme prices. This morning I unwrapped the sketchbook, pencils, and watercolor set and played.Continue reading “Morning Sketching”

Aperitif and winding down

Is it really only January 2? It feels like more time has already passed since yesterday. Probably something to do with waking up at 4 am and not getting back to sleep. I spent an hour of my morning in the dentist chair, cringing at a teeth cleaning. It would have been more comfortable ifContinue reading “Aperitif and winding down”

Boxing Day

Not quite what most people think of for Boxing Day, but this has been the main box in my life right now. Yes, it’s a tissue box and almost empty. I’ve been ill for over a week, high temp and a massive goober-snot factory. Fortunately I received a good piece of entertainment for Christmas. I’veContinue reading “Boxing Day”

Watering Can

I spend a fair amount of time sitting with ice packs on my feet and ankles, 2-3 times a day. Most days I grab the computer and a cup of coffee in the morning before settling in for 30 min of cold. At night I watch something on TV. Why not sketch something instead?! Anything!Continue reading “Watering Can”

Out of town break

Sometimes you just need to get away with friends. Especially those that take you to art stores! We had a “art gals” day in McMinnville to visit a few galleries and spend an enormous amount of time combing through the Merri Artist, an art supply store. I have to admit a lot of my suppliesContinue reading “Out of town break”

Sticky fingers

This is going to be a busy week!  I have about 5 days to get my plans and introduction together for the Rural Storefront installation project. My brain works best bycombining sketching with model building. The above image is one of many camas sketches but with vine charcoal & pastels. An exercise to get my brain thinkingContinue reading “Sticky fingers”

Cooling the dogs

Moby has been sacked out all day after a warm morning walk. A friend suggested giving him his own pool to play in. Duh! Why hadn’t my brain clicked into this great cooling technique??? I pulled out something close to a pool, a largish bin used for some of my projects. It did the trick.Continue reading “Cooling the dogs”