Creating a Donation

The biggest fundraiser for the Jensen Arctic Museum is fast approaching and it’s certainly causing ripples in our household. Why would it be causing interest? The biggest reason is that Dave was elected president of the museum board several months back and the museum needs to migrate to a new location. Money, they need money!Continue reading “Creating a Donation”

Paper Lantern

This was a fun project from Helen Hiebert’s class at Sitka. Start with 4.5″ x 6″ card stock and create a design. I’ve been looking at all the beautiful growth on an Oregon Ash outside my front door. Next step is to cut away the negative space. You can create as many panels as youContinue reading “Paper Lantern”

Paper Screen Project

Here is the paper screen/ shoji screen project I learned during Helen Hiebert’s “Paper in 3D” class at Sitka. Each panel is 6″ wide by 12″ tall and created using balsa wood. Cutting lace paper to cover one side of project. Gluing down paper. Front and back covered in Thai paper. Next step is hinges.Continue reading “Paper Screen Project”

she project 2010

The phrase I received this year: She advocates for peace. What I came up with…. Peace symbols are cut paper stitched together and hanging from a top bar inside the frame, acting like a quilt. Background is watercolor and pencil.  Same frame as last year. Reception is on Thursday June 3 at the Corvallis publicContinue reading “she project 2010”

Botanical Silhouette Serigraphs

The Botanical Silhouette line has started! Cards are currently available and fabric soon to come. A 3.25″ x 3.75″ print is mounted to a Strathmore card with deckle edge and blank interior. Acid free paper is used. Current images: Filberts – Spring, Bracken Fern, Rose Hips More images to come by May! Further inquires? PleaseContinue reading “Botanical Silhouette Serigraphs”

artfest fun

House 4E  Fort Worden was filled with fun during ArtFest. top left moving clockwise: Megan, Lauren, Liz, Ed, me, Joanne, Jai, Jenny & Shannon Andrew is in this photo. Jai has grown quite a bit since last year. The weather was nice. Lots of clouds with sprinklings of sunshine and rain. Our fireplace mantles didn’tContinue reading “artfest fun”

screen printing project: artfest house 4e

ArtFest is just around the corner and another addition to the group prayer flags is here!  I’ve chosen to do a screen print. Many of my friends and family have not seen this process, so I’ll try to break it down in photo form for all to understand. Here is the process I go throughContinue reading “screen printing project: artfest house 4e”

crabs descending print

Every year on Christmas Eve, our family gathers for a grand crab feed. Living in Oregon, Dungeness crab is not hard to find. Typically my father creates a fabulous card to invite extended family members to the event. Wine flows freely along with copious amounts of crab, wonderful green salad and bread from the MetropolContinue reading “crabs descending print”

stalled project

Something interesting has started growing on my pig gut. Another artist had asked if there were problems with things growing on or consuming the pig/hog intestine sculptures after drying. Organic materials… you never know! On initial thought, I replied “No”. However I should probably revise that answer. After four or five days of drying, myContinue reading “stalled project”