Lioness WIP

Drawing is my greatest nemesis that causes uncomfortable brain challenges, but pastels might prove to be a way in overcoming the pain. I’ve become glued to several YouTube channels over the past few months with one being a UK pastel artist who gives incredible tutorials. Since I’ve been floating around in the art world notContinue reading “Lioness WIP”

Warmth and sunshine

Here we are on March 17, 2019 and it truly feels like spring! Topping out at almost 70, we spent the day house cleaning and clearing brush in the backyard. I finished Anna’s book page yesterday and packed it up today for Cathe. So overdue, but I’m happy with what’s being sent forward (which isContinue reading “Warmth and sunshine”

2019 Art Acquisition Grant

  Today, the official announcement went up on the Oregon Arts Commission website listing the 2019 Art Acquisition Grants and my name is on the list.  The City of Halsey were not able to raise enough funds to cover the cost of “From the Land”. They applied for a small grant to fund the remainderContinue reading “2019 Art Acquisition Grant”

Bug taking shape

Holes and crazy bugs are taking shape on the iris stalks. Progress is in super slow mode. The colors have become a tad wild for my normal sense of life, but it works. Fingers crossed for another chance tomorrow afternoon for additional work. Off to cook dinner! Drawing: colored pencil, watercolor, micron pen and pencil.

Feeling chuffed

It’s official! I have art on permanent public display in the council chambers of Halsey Oregon. Wow, I just can’t believe it’s really there and installed, plus giving the space a more dramatic sense. The photos are from Hilary Norton, City of Halsey administrator/recorder. The work was installed yesterday. I’ll hopefully head down next weekContinue reading “Feeling chuffed”

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?”

Sheep Time

The deadline is approaching for submitting to the Leftover’s Print Exchange and one is finally moving forward! I’m using soft block for creating an image to speed things up. A few more tweaks and I’ll call it quits. I think! The image is of my favorite sheep buddy named Tractor. He’s a Jacob’s Sheep, knownContinue reading “Sheep Time”

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”

Reexamining a Technique

There is an upcoming print exchange that I’ve signed up for and the deadline approaches. What subject should I attempt? What method should I jump on? Last year I created a drypoint on copper and I wasn’t terribly happy with the end result. Do I try it again or do a traditional block print? It’sContinue reading “Reexamining a Technique”

The Install of “From the Land”

It’s been several days since the actual installation and I’m finally feeling rested enough to show some photos! It was a beautiful warm fall day and a 20 ft long blank canvas! Walter B and Hester Coucke (The Arts Center Curator) were hard at work hanging the informational signage. Starting off seemed pretty simple. LayContinue reading “The Install of “From the Land””