Sunday, October 7, 2018

October Refreshing

Zody (circa 13) and I still walking together. :)
My jeweler friend, Rita, made this ring from our local ancient granite. This gift feels so right on my hand. 

This month is off to a spectacular start. Abundant rains have covered plains and even graveled areas 
with happy sunflowers.  Sunsets and sunrises are as colorful as the changing leaves, and everything feels vibrantly fresh.  The new season feels optimistic; October feels good and right. 

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Summer Art IV

Flower Bed
Bathing Cutie
Dora Thea
Currently exhibited at the Leslie Powell Gallery

The drawings are very small - the figures are a mere inch.
Dora Thea is my mom with the classic 60's beehive hairdo.

This little boy is none other than my husband, Greg, the lover of the sea.

Summer Art III

She Bear
Over the summer I nostalgically looked back at my childhood 
(and childhood in general) and created images by combining drawings 
and ephemera on vintage paper. I had fun coming up with 
new narratives for two 'old' photos: 
One of me and my sister sitting on our parents bed, 
and then just me in a teddybear coat. :)

Summer Art II

Land & Sea I
Land & Sea II
There it is. My yin yang love of sea and water I guess. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Hills

Tiny Shrine 
And a few things hidden in Prairie Prairie Hill

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ending a 10 Year Chapter

Jackie's Ladder - Mixed Media Encaustic on Panel

It started even last summer, I began selling some of my encaustic supplies.
This summer when I worked with encaustic again it seemed to take a toll
on my lungs and took nearly a month for me to feel 'normal.'  So I got a chest 
x-ray for reassurance, sold the rest of my encaustic supplies & books,
 and now the last of my creations are hanging in a show.  
One of my final pieces, Jackie's Ladder, was a challenge to create 
because of the combination of molten wax and old lace!