One Week Remaining

Whew! Only one week (actually less) to go until the start of Philomath Open Studio Tour. Next Thursday, Linda and I will be setting up our booths inside Compton Family Winery and hosting a group tour for the participating artists. This will be our test run for everything, including sales. We will be located insideContinue reading “One Week Remaining”

Put a Chicken on it!

I skipped last Friday’s blog posting. Life has been pretty overwhelming and new items were not coming together. However, this week has been full of activity: Sunday set-up of the window at Footwise. Orders are almost here! More orders have been placed and (fingers crossed) will arrive before the event! Hurrah! A new drawing startedContinue reading “Put a Chicken on it!”

Seemingly Slow

At the end of the week, I don’t know what happened, only what was completed today. I managed to spend the entire day re-shooting photos, adjusting quality via photoshop, and finally uploading them to the Texas company for a giant order. I bit the bullet and ordered a large amount of cards and prints ofContinue reading “Seemingly Slow”

Vintage Roost and Art Progress

The four day event has started! September 16th & 17th, 23rd &24th, 10am to 5pm at the Vintage Roost! Located in picturesque countryside of North Albany, Oregon, 935 NW Scenic Dr., 1/2 mile off Hwy 20, this event is worth the travel. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I have some lovey hand-dyedContinue reading “Vintage Roost and Art Progress”

Slow drawing

Another week closer to the open studio tour and I’ve been working on drawings. I pulled out three incomplete images to finish. 1: black capped chickadee. 2: Ewe 183. 3: winter warbler. The Chickadee is similar to my first pyrography and colored pencils experiment. I think it will be lovely once completed. Ewe 183: IContinue reading “Slow drawing”

Finding my Footing

What happens after a big project ends? This is probably the time I dislike the most, the time when you’re not certain what path to take. Where should I go next? What should I focus on? I’m pretty sure loads of people love that open option, but I struggle with being confronted with an openContinue reading “Finding my Footing”

Break time

Yesterday I was forced to take a break, not that I wanted it. My back muscles decided to go wonky. This happens several times a year so I typically can get it under control in a few days. Hopefully that will be the case here. So I’m spending time with ice packs and a heatingContinue reading “Break time”

New ideas popping up

Happy Lunar New Year! I’ve been working on numerous projects lately, mainly with wool, and slowly selling off the remaining chickadee cards from our holiday print run. Taxes are in the works because I’m awful about keeping track of expenses/time invested into projects. The Vintage Roost, a local seasonal venue, is currently hosting a fewContinue reading “New ideas popping up”

Warbler Start

Here we go with a second round of bird wood burning/ drawings. This is a Townsend’s Warbler, a very active bird around my area. I’m working from a photo that I took last February during the same ice storm as the Chestnut Backed Chickadee. This little male has a lovely profile but his tail endContinue reading “Warbler Start”