Friday, July 6, 2012

Spring into Summer, 2012

Here it is, summer. Lots of work in my studio this winter, a wonderful Residency at Playa in the Oregon Outback, several exhibitions, including a mini-Retrospective at Patricia Cameron Gallery and John's retirement last week. We're walking the beach, clearing the land and watching the lavender grow.

Here are a few Playa photos:

                                          Summer Lake and gold grasses
                                          My Playa studio with Summer Lake II and I
                                          My Summer Lake tree
                                          At work in my Playa studio

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall 2011

November 14--The leaves are falling, Lucia visited, we had a great time, and Arthur and Pae got married! A fun fall. Lots of work, scraping surfaces, in my studio.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Recover Spring 2011

Recover Spring! I'm on the mend from bunion and toe surgery--no weight on that foot for three more weeks. It's been a challenge, but I've had John's wonderful help every "step" of the way.

Yves came through town and gave his healing touch and visualizations; several friends have visited; I've done the research for taxes, am reading "The Seige of Krishnapur" by James Farrell, and the pets are doing well.

Am looking forward to returning to my studio work (an ongoing series of encaustic 'scrim-moiré' paintings) at BallardWorks, to Nahcotta, and to walking Cody in Ballard and at the ocean.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Remains of the year

The year ends in sunshine, swirls of hail, and wind. The wood stove is alight; the pets are fed. We saw two eagles at the beach on Monday, huge waves, no one else about. Friends are coming tomorrow; more sun and cold predicted.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Early Winter

L to R: Stuart, Betty, Abe, BeBa, Bea

December 3, 2010--some sun and some cold.....winter is here early; maybe spring will be too. Lots of work has left my studio lately, out the door. The last ARTwalk of the year is next Saturday. Things are hunkering down. The 5 cats are hungry, and so is Cody. I'd better tend to them. More soon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Day After

Shoalwater Nine Patch 16x16"
Encaustic, glass beads/wood

At the beach with Cody on my BDay
My BDay was sunny--glorious. Cody and I went to the beach, and walked north. I called John in Seattle to say we wished he were here; suddenly Cody was way up the beach, had found a dead fish and was rolling in it. Phhew! I took off my shoes and socks and got into the surf to try to wash him off. We postponed a real bath till we got home and had some soap.

Jeremy and Tom had came by with two beautiful tables that they'd built for my studio. I spent the
rest of the day getting the house and food ready for six peninsula women friends whom I'd invited for dinner: Caprese salad, prawns, pasta, ice cream and lots of candles. Next year, we'll have cake.

Monday, September 13, 2010

One Year, One Month & One Day

How can it be that a year, a month and a day have passed since my last entry?

It's been a year of work in my studio, a year with all of the innate pressures of making new work from ideas that percolate and pop--and a year without the stress from the day job that I did for over 40 years! It's been great!

This summer has been one of figuring out what's happening with my new work and of breathing deeply on the beach. I have also "overseen" two nice carpenters' improvements to our cottage, fed the Furrs and have had more time to read.

Here's my Nahcotta studio and a new painting, FlameFruitLeafFeather I: