“October”

“October”

The series “October” began with a free flow of writing messages. Some written in black ink, the color I associate with the autumn season, west direction and some in white china marker, invisible until painted over. (more…)

Last Daze of Summer

Last Daze of Summer

Last Daze of Summer is the most recent artist book from the Alexander’s Library series. Today it’s turning cold, I still have zinnias blooming, and many figs to pick and dry. The longing for summer still lingers. Sometimes I remember to photograph the steps as the project progresses. Read on to learn about this one. (more…)

Love Letters Inspiration part 3

Love Letters Inspiration part 3

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

Love Letters Inspiration part 2

Love Letters Inspiration part 2

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

Love Letters Inspiration part 1

Love Letters Inspiration part 1

In this blog series I reveal some words behind the art of “Love Letters to Henry Miller”. For each of the nine, I start with a  note from my journal that were inspired by his writing and watercolor paintings. This is followed by a quote by Miller. (more…)

Love Letters

Love Letters

For the spring I’m starting a Love Letter series, the first is Love Letters to Henry Miller, a collection of 9 collaged paintings that will be displayed here and elsewhere online.  The first picture is the complete series hanging now in the studio. As they are presented in the next blogs, for each artwork I’ve selected notes from my journal, followed by a quote from Henry Miller. (more…)

Spring Portfolio, Part 2 Flowers

Spring Portfolio, Part 2 Flowers

There are four days until the summer solstice, which happens at 11:45 AM, ET this Friday. This is part two of my self-directed assignment to record in painting the spring birds and flowers that arrive here at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary. Is there anything more uplifting than to see the first flowers pop up, often through snow? (more…)

Spring Portfolio, Part 1 Birds

Spring Portfolio, Part 1 Birds

As we approach the summer solstice next week, I am completing my self-directed assignment to record in painting the spring birds and flowers that arrive here at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary. The Red Winged Blackbirds started showing up early in March, soon they were coming by the thousands (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…)

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