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 “

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”

8″ x 8″

So, how does one approach an idea for a wall installation? Well, I decided to start with cut paper, since that’s what got me this gig. Currently, I’m attempting to portray one of the multiple bee/honey crops out in the Halsey area. Clover, Radish, and Meadow Foam are all crops around the area for honeyContinue reading “8″ x 8″”

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”

Fish Character

Fish have distinct body parts that are captured with printmaking. Scales, eye, mouth, fins, tail and operculum (gill cover). The nice thing about taking a copy of the original is the ability to add and subtract from the image, increasing the fishy character. Below is the starting copy before adding lots of additional stippling withContinue reading “Fish Character”

Getting Fishy

Wednesday I finished off the remaining few pounds of clay in hopes of creating a few more items to print on. Another larger vase, a few potential mugs of various sizes and a small cup. After cleanup, I went through my print drawers searching for potential images. I ran across some that were created 7Continue reading “Getting Fishy”

The Fox, Rabbit and the Pointer 

I could have named this post “15 minutes of wildlife “, since it happened in a short length of time. The weather has shifted back to rain and cooler temps. It was morning and I was enjoying a cup of tea, contemplating what the day would bring when I glanced out the sliding glass door to theContinue reading “The Fox, Rabbit and the Pointer “

Circle of Life- The Final Sketchbook

Here is the long awaited completion to Anna Warren’s Sketchbook collaboration. The project was started in March 2015. Anna’s theme was “The Circle of Life”. I found it fascinating that we all chose plants as our muses for this book. Below is the first group page. You can get  a flavor for what each artistContinue reading “Circle of Life- The Final Sketchbook”