Let’s Make It

Let’s Make It

Let’s Make It is the theme of my next series of classes. It’s going to be so much fun for me, oh yeah, for you too. A certain youngster who lives inside is the leader in this project. The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago in smatterings, (more…)

Mandala, More Beads, 2018 Year of Coffee

Mandala, More Beads, 2018 Year of Coffee

Mandala, More Beads, 2018 Year of Coffee

2018 is starting off really busy, with the completion of this year’s Mandala from “Lotus and Lily” writing in December, fashioning new and old necklaces from “Christmas Beads” and other newly acquired antique beads, and the ever important element, coffee. (more…)

Robert Bellows Studio

Robert Bellows Studio

Robert Bellows Studio

Just north of Haystack Mountain Robert Bellows Studio is embraced by the land. His Owl greeted us from the entry. For years we enjoyed this fierce yet friendly totem in his front yard in Boulder. He was the first artist I know of to use rusty farm equipment to fabricate his sculptures.

Robert graciously gave us a tour of his work in progress, The Warrior StoryField, a conversation between veterans and civilians in the language of art. (more…)

Clearing Studio Dust

Clearing Studio Dust

Clearing Studio Dust

Over the weekend, probably because it was so cold and damp and I was happy to be inside, I did a clearing of studio dust and messes that have been tolerated. The worst part was the torn and marked up white paper that covers the west workbench. I hadn’t changed it in ages. That’s because to do it right I’d have to take everything off the surface. (more…)

New for ARTTOUR, Part 2

New for ARTTOUR, Part 2

New for ARTTOUR, Part 2

Just when I thought I had produced everything for the Annual Open Studios ARTTOUR a stampede of inspiration galloped in, culminating in 52 new artworks. I’m so in love with my Japanese watercolors, and when the Indian Summer provides perfect creativity conditions (no wind! not too hot! gentle sun!) to paint outdoors I will think of any good project to do outside. (more…)

New for ARTTOUR, Part 1

New for ARTTOUR, Part 1

New for ARTTOUR

As for each Open Studio, there are many new things to see at this year’s ARTTOUR. I’ve decided to preview all of the Atlas of the Year collages and drawings to date, (more…)

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Clear Cut, Morning Glory Magic

Two things amaze me about this October. Our neighbor was able to make a second cutting of hay. Seeing one area made me realize how I love a clear cut, and how those line appear in my art. (more…)

Blank

Blank

Blank

Ever since my mother’s death I’ve been blank. That’s OK, it’s like being on vacation, vacating the normal track of ambition. It’s not like nothing’s happening, it’s just all quiet and deep. Realizations arise at odd moments, (more…)

Introducing New Healing Necklaces

Introducing New Healing Necklaces

Introducing New Healing Necklaces

I’m excited to introduce my new line of bead jewelry, Healing Necklaces. I love to design several pieces together, side by side (more…)

Art Talk at Community Arts Center

Art Talk at Community Arts Center

Art Talk at Community Arts Center

Brandon Long, Program Director at Community Art Center the host for “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape”, invited me to talk about my piece in the exhibit, “Let us do our best, even if it gets us nowhere.” I always say yes because (more…)

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