50th Year as an Artist, 2014-2016

50th Year as an Artist, 2014-2016

In 2014 I created this version of my website, the grid was one of the first home page images of current art. My domain name remained the same since 1997 and from spring of 2010 until autumn 2014 I was blogging on this site. Since combining both on this version, it’s been an enjoyable art form for me. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2011-2013

50th Year as an Artist, 2011-2013

Regarding the samples I chose to represent the years 2011 – 2013, I love the flow between each artwork. It validates that my instinct and intuition for creativity have common ground in shape, symbol, theme and assymetry. That connectedness suggests (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2009-2010

50th Year as an Artist, 2009-2010

Building a home requires so much beyond what I have in me to be adept at construction, let alone cleaning up after the wreckage. So when I found the brush that I was too tired to clean, justification came into play with one of the first of many talismans to follow. The collector who bought this treasures it and I’m happy for her, but darn, I wish I still had this! (more…)

Bright 10th Annual Autumn Open Studio

Bright 10th Annual Autumn Open Studio

The 10th Annual Autumn Open Studio took place on a brilliantly bright day. One year we had snow, but still art tourists came. This time everyone smiled all day because of the warmth and beauty. I’m always too busy talking to visitors, and Greg is busy with parking, so I don’t think to take photos during the event. Here are some taken before, everything is prepared. (more…)

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2018, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2018, Studio Update

Celebrating Mid-Autumn 2018, Studio Update

How can it be mid-autumn? Try as I might to keep up with the speed of it all, I seem to become exponentially slower.

I announce the culminating event of my 50th Year as an Artist, my 10th Annual Autumn Open Studio on November 3, which will include an architectural feature as well as an array of new products, art and bead necklaces. (more…)

New Paper and Bead Artifacts

New Paper and Bead Artifacts

New Paper and Bead Artifacts

This week I finished some paper and bead artifacts that have been in process for a while. One reason I like opening my studio four times a year, is for the deadline effect. I love creating the work, the creative challenge, for myself because I know I’ll always be accountable to myself to finish what is started. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2007-2008

50th Year as an Artist, 2007-2008

2007 and 2008 were busy with national exhibits. The themes inspired new directions with media. For Exploring Multiple Dimensions at Albuquerque Museum of Art I created a series of collages, each art work comprised of two drawings with botanicals fused together with bees wax. We were keeping bees at the time and had a large supply. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2003-2006

50th Year as an Artist, 2003-2006

Celebrating my 50th year as an artist, I left out a big series that I started in 2002; Book of Light, pages has more than 200 mixed media collages.Book of Light, page 24 is one of my favorites, composed on paper I made. (more…)

50th Year as an Artist, 2000-2002

50th Year as an Artist, 2000-2002

Celebrating my 50th year as an artist brings me to this century. As we were building our home I painted my last oil painting of Cosmic Nest series. The scene depicts a cosmic celebration of the millennium for my ancestors. The Grail featured in the painting is a wedding glass of my parent’s seated on a bardic table of remembrance that overlooks fireworks and galaxies. (more…)

Jennifer Gleason’s Sunflower Sundries

Jennifer Gleason’s Sunflower Sundries

Jennifer Gleason is the farmer and creator of Sunflower Sundries and the passion behind the products produced on her small farm. Her whole life has been dedicated to learning about homestead arts and loves making things by hand from local ingredients. We are so proud to know her and her husband, poet Jim Lally. Recently we visited their inspiring enterprise. (more…)

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