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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Blue Whale Block Print

I decided to try to make a block to print on fabric.  It had been on my list of things to do for a long time...12 years actually.  That's how long I've had the block; it patiently waited until today.

Block Print Sketch

Blue Whale

I'm looking forward to making more blocks and prints, this was a lot of fun!

I also printed on some linen fabric- hummm....what to make from it?

Ruth St. Denis

I love this image of Ruth St. Denis, mentor to Martha Graham and dance genius.  Thanks to TeenAngster for the original posting.

Happy Day to you!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama                Saddest Ghost



So strange, so wonderful. He often paints with root beer - yum!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Clay Bird Takes Flight

The bird is packaged and ready to go.

Shh! My sister Nancy doesn't know about this surprise.

The packaging is made from an old J.Crew catalog, felt and paper scraps. Here is a close up of the bow. Very festive! Good stuff!

I learned that my daughter has a much nicer camera than I do - I used it to take these close ups.  Humm...time  for a new camera???

Friday, May 21, 2010

Clay Bird and Bottle Cap Pin

What is your secret?

Bottle caps, beads and a clay bird from Peru.  I've had the bird for about 20 years, it has been part of a number of beloved necklaces.  And now it flies again as part of this upcycled pin.  Love it!

It is hard to read from this picture, but on the back of one of the bottle caps is: What is your secret?

Puppet Man

Study for a puppet I made a lifetime ago for my sister.  I don't have a picture of the finished puppet, but I hope she will take one and send it along.

Thursday, May 20, 2010



                                                                If God Did Not Exist

                                                                       Tender Dinghy

Copies of these works hang in my office.  So beautiful.

I am hoping to see the Hundertwasser building in Altenrhein, Switzerland when I am in Geneva later this summer.

Starting Now

Starting Now

Be Present in the Spaces


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hiroshi Sugito

Japanese artist: Hiroshi Sugito

Speaker Man

Bird Man

not sure of the title, but maybe it is called:  Pink Wonderful  - if you know the correct title let me know

He has also done some joint pieces with Yoshitomo Nara

This isn't one of the collaborations, however this is how I feel tonight 'Beah'

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Magic

Apple Blossom and Steeples

Forest Magic

Forest Ferns

Water Lilies

Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan:  Australian artist 
I really fell in love with his work last summer when I stumbled upon it in the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

Ned Kelly 1946

Ned Kelly

Land Right, 1982

'Barbed wire entanglement' (1960). A Gallipoli soldier entangled in barbed wire. More at ABC News

'Burke at Cooper's Creek '   
More at the National Gallery of Australia

Ending and Starting 2

Ending and Starting 2: The beginning contains all aspects of the ending along with the universal life energy present in the four elements found in nature; earth, water, air, and fire.

Pencil, charcoal, crayon, and pastel                      Also see Ending and Starting

The Buddhist concept of nature includes a fifth element; space.  

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak AshevakInuit artist

Long Necked Loon

Spirit Owl


Enchanted Owl

Kenojuak became one of the first Inuit women in Cape Dorset to begin drawing. Her work is so lovely, peaceful and powerful. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ending and Starting Drawings

Ending and Starting

Charcoal pencil, Caran D'Ache, and coffee on journal paper - May 14, 2010

Drawing from 1995:  person 1

Drawing from 1995: person 2

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ayumi Horie

Wonderful studio potter and ceramic artist, Ayumi Horie, -Check out her work!

These mugs make up my 2 piece collection- oh....dreaming of more!

Pig Alphabet:

I love the colorful glaze spots on top of the alphabet.  


It is like a bear dream.

Monday, May 10, 2010

May 10th

peaceful trees
road disrupts
passing by
loud cars
break the quiet

             ~poem for May 10th

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Umbrella Prints

I won a prize from Umbrella Prints for a comment I left on their blog.  So neat!  They sent me a card and some material they print.  Lucky day!!!!

My Prizes:

The Envelope from Australia:

And the lovely note from Amy and Carly :-)....happiness!

Can't wait to make something wonderful from the pieces of fabric they sent me!

Pine Cones, Waterfalls, Rainbow People, and a Flag

Pine cones make me happy

St. Johnsbury mini falls

After the heavy rain fall

Under the usual conditions


Winter view

Rainbow People

Natural Colors of the Flag