A+B=C?

Sometimes adding two images together is the answer. Or not. I’m still undecided. I like the leaf cuts and I also like the developing filbert clusters. After playing around with the printer, tracing paper, shrinking & enlarging, I might have found a possible answer for this panel. Below is the 8″ x 8″ hand cut paperContinue reading “A+B=C?”

Second Attempt

Today I’m continuing work on figuring out the best way to portray the influx of Hazelnut crops into the Willamette valley. Halsey and surrounding communities have their share of newly planted orchards. The above piece focuses on the actual developing nut cluster with their wild paper coverings. The current crop is on the young side.Continue reading “Second Attempt”

Filbert start

Monday I started playing with a filbert design that’s been rattling around my brain for the past couple of days. This time I jumped over a couple of design steps and went quickly to cutting on an 8″x8″ square. Below is the flip side of the work. The distinctive developing nut clusters remains missing fromContinue reading “Filbert start”

Working with pain 

Thursday hasn’t been particularly fun. I spent most of last night tossing and turning due to sciatic nerve pain. When I got up, the pain continued. I tried to take it easy, laying low, but that doesn’t make it better. So I decided to work on a couple of items for the garden sale on Saturday.Continue reading “Working with pain “

Day of quiet 

After going crazy over the project for the past few days, my brain and body are tired. I spent an hour with the physical therapist today, working on freeing up the QLs on the left side and the sciatic nerve issues (probably the main culprit of all my foot woes). So no cutting today. PossiblyContinue reading “Day of quiet “

Cropping

Tuesday was a full day of work, from cropping the image, enlarging, mounting to 2 thin sheets of plywood, drilling, and many hours of cutting. Last night Dave and I talked quite a bit about how to make the image stronger from a distance. That’s been my biggest concern with taking hand-cut paper into aContinue reading “Cropping”

Solstice Bee

Art in Rural Communities: Halsey 2016 Project How can it be Solstice already? Time is just zooming by so quickly. Today I worked on two squares: continuation of the radish with bee and the Cross Bros grainery. The honey bee has taken up most of my day. I worked from photos taken over the pastContinue reading “Solstice Bee”

Radish Blooms

Sketching started today with a look at radish blooms and seed pods. The flowers are mainly white with some pink. I think, with some serious cutting I can give a good look to these plants. Hopefully. There is a lot of nice negative space created as stems and pods overlap. Somehow I need to interjectContinue reading “Radish Blooms”

Happiness in yellow 

Art in Rural Communities: Halsey 2016 The week is quickly coming to a close and several items have been accomplished! Contract signed and turned in. 2. Scroll saw and base delivered, set up, and tested. 3. Sign materials ordered! 4. Field research started. 5. Garage space cleared for action! Ok, plus a ping pong tableContinue reading “Happiness in yellow “

Quilts and Wheat

Art in Rural Communities: Halsey Project 2016 I didn’t sleep much last night because I couldn’t turn off my brain. Things are certainly shifting and moving with design ideas for the wall project. Friday I took a trip to Eugene and went off 99W for a couple of photos. The skies were filled with dynamic clouds,Continue reading “Quilts and Wheat”