From Farm to Yarn Project

Like life isn’t filled with enough projects! Last month when we visited Carol & Harry, I was struck by something Harry said regarding their wool: No one wants it and it often  ends up in the compost pile. Wow! This probably happens with a lot of small farms with small sheep population. The brain jumpedContinue reading “From Farm to Yarn Project”

Artists Running Amok- part 1

Oh yes, last night we sprinted between studios during the first night of pre-tour for the 2015 Philomath Open Studios. We managed to make it to 9 out of 17 studios. We have one more night to cover the remaining 8. Saturday, the studios all open at noon for the public. Let the sales begin!Continue reading “Artists Running Amok- part 1”

Trying something new

My hands are complaining about cutting paper. This time, it’s not just the right hand that was damaged by all the wire work back in 2014. Sigh…. so what can I do? Well, not much right now. I’m already swamped with physical therapy for my feet and trying to solve those issues (MRI on Thursday!).Continue reading “Trying something new”

More Playtime

Yesterday I set about creating a different test piece, more elaborate and of a suitable size for sale. The cut work and coloring was accomplished that afternoon. Today, I mounted it to mulberry paper and a frame. It’s drying right now and I hope to apply wax before too long. Colorwise, I actually like howContinue reading “More Playtime”

New Contemplation 

Monday night there was a meeting for POST on the hottest evening of the year (97F or 36.1C). Fortunately, it wasn’t only about business, but involved a potluck dinner too! It’s always fun to gather with such a diverse group of artists! Not everyone could make it, but there were several new faces and some of friends notContinue reading “New Contemplation “

Gear Switching 

Friday I technically had to myself, which didn’t seem to make much difference since my brain is back on all the brother issues. To divert attention, I started playing with a bag design that will eventually receive screen printing. More and more towns in our region are banning plastic bags and charging $0.05 for paperContinue reading “Gear Switching “

In search of supplies

  This week has been filled with so many things. I’ve been trying to get a handle on my new job, delivered 6 lamps to a new shop, hubby’s birthday, cat care for our neighbor, and much more.  There have also been counter offers on my dad’s house too. Research has commenced in earnest forContinue reading “In search of supplies”

Running around

Oh, what a glorious warm spring day it was! High about 66 F and sunny sunny sunny!! This morning I went for a 3 mile walk with a girlfriend and the hell hounds. It was practically warm enough to shed the sweatshirt, but I didn’t. After the walk, I met up in Philomath with myContinue reading “Running around”

Negotiations and playing with paper

Life has been rather full of dogs over the past several weeks leaving little time for other things. However, there have been a few art related items coming to the surface of the slobbery dog bowl. Last week I received an email from a gal in Montana requesting the use of one of my printsContinue reading “Negotiations and playing with paper”

Yarn Splurge

Yesterday afternoon & evening was the Rhapsody in the Vineyard event for Downtown Corvallis. Thirty vineyards paired with local downtown businesses to spread the joy of local grapes and retail goodies. We joined up with a new WET LABS employee and her fiancee for the event. Fun! I ditched the group briefly to sneak intoContinue reading “Yarn Splurge”