And a bit more

It’s Monday in my brain, but Tuesday according to the calendar. That’s what happens on extended holiday weekends! I spent a few hours puzzling on the drawing more with pencil and micron pen. Then I couldn’t wait to drop a touch of watercolor onto the stark page. The dogs are rattling the door wanting aContinue reading “And a bit more”

Thinking South

I’m having a hard time figuring out what to focus energy on today. So many things are jumping through my brain. The dogs, amazingly enough, have already been walked (we had a break in the rain). Cats have received a fair amount of attention. There are several errands to run, groceries &  laundry. I haveContinue reading “Thinking South”

Progress?

I have been swamped with quite a variety of things since posting back in June: kitten time, health issues, home challenges, and to top it off the upcoming sale of our family’s coastal home in September. The book progress has been at a standstill as I attempt to get through theses different tasks. I’m horribleContinue reading “Progress?”

Backyard Wildlife Book

Today, the start of my book titled “Backyard Wildlife” was packed up and sent to Minnesota for the next addition of artwork! Horray!!!! Concertina Book Collaboration 2018! Background: The group was formed through blogging. (Yes, there really can be some cool connections made through blogs!) The first book collaboration started in 2015. It included 4Continue reading “Backyard Wildlife Book”

Still not finished…

After several weeks of illness, I’m finally cracking on with the book. A deer appeared in the upper left section because I’ve been seeing quite a few grazing in the far back. The does are still pregnant, last years fawns still lingering, and bucks are just sprouting antlers (more like fuzzy nobs at this stage).Continue reading “Still not finished…”

Finished and moving on

Whew! I actually completed an artwork. Next up is the book collaboration and possibly another print exchange in Castlemaine Australia (thanks to my art friend Karen!) The book paper is folded and ready for sketches! Ideas should start attaching to paper today. The weather continues to slowly warm, flowers and trees are blooming, green surroundsContinue reading “Finished and moving on”

Starting Inside/Outside the Box

I think I’m glad to have signed up for the upcoming show Inside/Outside the Box at The Arts Center in Corvallis. Part of me has really struggled with sitting down to produce something, anything. My brain has been so immersed in house projects that I haven’t been creating artwork since spring. So, it seems fittingContinue reading “Starting Inside/Outside the Box”

Cradle Adjustments

Making adjustments wasn’t quite part of my grand scheme of mounting prints. But when your prints aren’t exactly 6″x 6″, one has to do a little fudging. Last week I put in an order for more unfinished cradles to mount prints. The edges get painted black and everything receives a protective UV coating. I’ve pulledContinue reading “Cradle Adjustments”

Pushing forward with something

Today was the first WARM day here in the Willamette Valley. We hit 80F (26.6C)! Our spring has been overly wet and grey. Some of the native trees have been about 2 weeks behind schedule. On “normal years”, the Plumeria plants move outside around April 1. This year its a month late. Current art relatedContinue reading “Pushing forward with something”

Removing the Sculpture

  All good things must come to an end, even temporary wall sculptures. Art in Rural Communities 2016-2017 was installed for 5 months in Halsey Oregon. Monday morning I removed my portion, “From the Land”, and brought it home. Was it a success? How does one measure a success?? It’s difficult to tell from a smallContinue reading “Removing the Sculpture”