Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter is Closing In...

I don't seem to have many words lately.  Would rather speak in pictures.
 I've always loved this painting by Breughel.  It's the ultimate winter scene - braving the cold and setting off for a hunt.  Have a lovely Thursday...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Here It Comes...

Just a quickie hello... happy Friday:)  We are still getting ready for Christmas...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Messing Around

Messing around... thinking of what to draw for a Christmas card this year.  Searching my Italian Renaissance art books,  I was thinking maybe an angel or two or perhaps a Madonna and Child.  But then, I got distracted by Mr. Sandro Bottecelli's self portrait, staring at me with his magnificent eyes.  He was begging to be drawn:)   His face probably won't make the card this year... but what a face.

Ok, back to the turkey day stuff.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

ps  more drawings over at my flickr...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Exhale Before the Holidays...

Bracing self before the holiday cooking and cleaning demands are bestowed... Its ok.  My brother is cooking the turkey:)  I can deal with china, crystal and vegetables.  Happy almost Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cathedral Windows

 Flip side... ruby red silk velvet.
Just finished up these Christmas ornaments for the Spokane Art School show.  (an artist's ornament show)  It happens every year starting the day after Thanksgiving. 

Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Are You Recording?

Woodcut on sheet music.

 I was in an old school/ community art center this summer ( I used to take piano lessons there)  and heard this fabulous blues-rock guitar playing.  I followed the music and found this guy in a classroom playing away.  In haste, I tried to snap a few stolen photographs on my iphone when he looked over at the door.  I motioned to my phone as if to say, "Is this ok?"  He thought I was recording him playing... but assured him it was just a few shots I was after.  So, he invited me in...  asked a few more times if I had done an audio recording - because he felt he was making so many mistakes and did not want it remembered!  Too funny.  After explaining I'm an artist and also play guitar, etc. he was finally convinced I was harmless:)  We chatted for quite a while as I took a lot of photographs.  Turns out he teaches guitar there... I need to send him one of these!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Checkerboard

Revisiting some old photographs lately, here's a hand sewn quilt made of linen.   I added some woodblocks  printed on linen.  Now, if only it would finish itself:)