Taking Flight

It’s official! Hive can start moving forward with an exhibition date of February 2016! You’re probably wondering “what is Hive and what does this really mean for Gale’s art? ” Background: For the last several years I’ve been wanting to do something substantial related to bees. Yes, those little flying pollinators who make most ofContinue reading “Taking Flight”

More supplies

It’s rather difficult to move forward on a project when supplies run out. Let alone find a source for something you know comes in super long lengths but the box chain home improvement centers don’t carry. Thank goodness for our little Robnett’s Hardware store in Corvallis! They carry 20ft lengths of rebar and cut toContinue reading “More supplies”

Wax

Tuesday I was sucked up by the need to work but torn between jobs.  The day started with working on my new job as website manager for the Arts Center. Nothing like learning new frustrating computer stuff while trying to balance art obligations! I’m in a steep learning curve at the moment, it’s bugging theContinue reading “Wax”

Monday Skeleton

Happy Monday! Look what I found today. Yes, it might be considered gruesome but I find it fascinating. The little creature died last fall and decomposed over the winter next to the house. This morning I happened to be attaching the garden hose and found it. Quite a nifty decomposition! One front leg is missing alongContinue reading “Monday Skeleton”

Field Trip #2: Halsey

Tuesday was an enjoyable day. No specific appointments, just a simple drive to Eugene to pick up mail and visit my sister. However, I took extra time to explore Halsey and the building for the Art in Rural Storefronts project. Initially I stopped off at the recently remodeled train station that holds City Hall, aContinue reading “Field Trip #2: Halsey”

Community

Last Saturday was one of the larger community art events. The Howland Community Open allows anyone in Linn or Benton county to place one piece of their art on the wall (or on a stand depending if it’s 3D). It draws from all ages and backgrounds in the community to one place, The Arts Center.Continue reading “Community”

An extra space!

No sketching today. Way too many things going on surrounding the computer. I’ve been in negotiations for sending the Postcard Quilt off to a new home in Colorado. It’s thrilling to know it will be greatly loved and appreciated for years to come. The quilt was an award winner  back in 2008 at the HowlandContinue reading “An extra space!”

Weekend

I was blessed with a quiet house for 30 min Saturday while Dave took the hounds on a walk. I actually accompanied them for a while but returned home early. My body isn’t fully recovered from the recent illness. Nigel benefited from the dog-free house.  Cuddles, extra canned food, and love. I’m always amazed atContinue reading “Weekend”

Green Leaves

I realized earlier this week the maple leaf luminaria could look just as good in a different color. Red isn’t the only option. After rummaging through the paper stash (there are numerous plus several dedicated flat file drawers) I discovered this beautiful shade of green. When paired with the blue trim it looks quite nice.Continue reading “Green Leaves”

Cutting

Today I managed to grab some studio time. The weather has been full of rain, high winds, thunder, and even tornado warnings. Tornado??? Am I still in Oregon???? Fortunately it all equates to snow in the mountains, a much needed winter weather event. Last night we went to a girlfriends 45th birthday party. To helpContinue reading “Cutting”